Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Hampshire vs Somerset, Semi Final 1 - Sept 18th
The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 Semi Final match between Hampshire and Somerset will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Hampshire beat Notts Outlaws by 2 runs in the Quarter-final to progress to the semis.
Hampshire ended up at the 4th spot in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 South group points table with 6 wins and 5 losses from their 14 matches of the league.
James Vince is the top run-scorer for Hampshire with 371 runs at a strike rate of 138. He has struck 50 fours and 6 sixes. Joe Weatherley has also made 339 runs at a strike rate of 141.
SW Currie has been the best bowler for Hampshire and has picked up 17 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 7.92.
Somerset beat Lancashire by 7 wickets in the Quarter-final to progress to the semis.
Somerset ended up at the 2nd spot in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 South group points table with 8 wins and 4 losses from their 14 matches of the league.
Will Smeed is the top run-scorer for Somerset with 327 runs at a strike rate of 134. He has struck 29 fours and 17 sixes. New Zealand's Devon Conway played a big part in the team's rise but is now unavailable.
Marchant de Lange has been the best bowler for Somerset and has picked up 17 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 8.19.
Hampshire - James Vince (c), Kyle Abbott, Tom Alsop, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Ian Holland, Chris Wood, Lewis McManus, D Arcy Short, Joe Weatherley, Bradley Wheal, Sam Northeast, Mason Crane, Scott Currie, Ryan Stevenson, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Prest, Toby Albert
Somerset - Lewis Gregory, Tom Abell (c), Kasey Aldridge, Tom Banton, Jack Brooks, Edward Byrom, Josh Davey, Marchant de Lange, Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Will Smeed, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller, Lewis Goldsworthy, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, George Bartlett, Steven Davies
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Somerset
Who will win? – Somerset
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Will Smeed (Somerset), Joe Weatherley (Hampshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Davey (Somerset), Mason Crane (Hampshire)
Most Sixes – Tom Abell (Somerset), Joe Weatherley (Hampshire)
Player of the Match – Will Smeed
Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 180+, Hampshire 160+
Match Handicap Somerset
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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