Essex vs Somerset Match Prediction

Essex vs Somerset Match Prediction & Betting Tips – Vitality T20 Blast 2024

Essex will take on Somerset at the County Ground, Chelmsford in the South Group of the 2024 Vitality Blast. This game gets underway at 19:00 local time on Friday 5th July 2024.

ESS vs SOM, County Ground, Chelmsford Pitch Report

With short boundaries and a hard surface, there will be plenty of opportunities to score runs at the County Ground, Chelmsford. Equally, there will be movement for the pace bowlers and the spinners.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Essex vs Somerset, Vitality T20 Blast 2024

Essex Team News & Playing 11

ESS Team News

Currently in the top four, but only one point ahead of Gloucestershire in fifth, Essex, who have a very strong T20 Blast record over recent seasons, are in a good position to make the quarter finals. They come into this game after convincing wins over Kent Spitfires and Hampshire Hawks.

ESS Team Batting

Needing 157 to win against Kent Spitfires in their last match, Essex had Michael Pepper to thank after hitting eight fours and four sixes in his 76 runs from 42 balls. Alongside Adam Rossington and Jordan Cox, we expect those three to be the key batters for the Eagles in this clash.

ESS Team Bowling

Playing at the County Ground, Chelmsford, Essex always have an advantage over their opponents bowling attack who will not be so used to playing with the short boundaries. Five of their six bowlers come into this match after keeping their economy rate below 8.66 in their last fixture.

ESS Team Form

Essex are targeting their third successive victory in the tournament in this game.

Essex Predicted Playing 11

Adam Rossington (wk), Dean Elgar, Michael Pepper, Jordan Cox, Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, Charlie Allison, Simon Harmer (c), Luc Benkenstein, Ben Allison, Aaron Beard

Somerset Team News & Playing 11

SOM Team News

Although they lost their last match, Somerset have been playing some excellent cricket once again in the T20 Blast and they will be a team who sides will want to avoid when the knockouts begin. Lewis Gregory will know his side have a tough assignment in this game.

SOM Team Batting

Ultimately, Somerset’s total of 188/4 was not enough to beat their local rivals when they last played on June 21st but there was still an excellent innings from Tom Banton at the top of the order. Alongside Banton, Will Smeed and Tom Kohler-Cadmore make for a hard-hitting top three.

SOM Team Bowling

The bowlers will need to get to grips with the pitch and the boundaries very quickly at this venue but they do have a well varied attack to bring to this game. Jack Leach will get turn with Riley Meredith and Josh Davey likely to take the new ball.

SOM Team Form

Somerset had won four games in a row before their five wicket defeat against Gloucestershire in the last match.

Somerset Predicted Playing 11

Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Abell, Sean Dickson, Lewis Gregory (c), Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Jack Leach, Riley Meredith

🏆 Essex vs Somerset Prediction

We are predicting a close match on Friday between these two teams who have both won five and lost three so far this season. Essex are always strong at home but we think that Somerset are the top side with bat and ball. We are predicting a victory for Somerset.

Somerset to beat Essex

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