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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Somerset vs Essex Eagles - June 9

Essex Eagles
Essex Eagles
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The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 South group match between Somerset and Essex Eagles will be played at The Cooper Associates County Ground.

LIVE - Somerset vs Essex Eagles

Essex Eagles will be coached by Anthony McGrath and led by Simon Harmer this year. The team finished Fifth (South Group) in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.

Ryan ten Doeschate (255 runs @ 51 average) was the top run scorer for Essex Eagles in 2020 while Simon Harmer (10 wickets @ 28.10 average), Matt Quinn (10 wickets @ 21.30 average) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.

Simon Harmer (South Africa – whole tournament), Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand – Group Stage) are their overseas players.

Ryan ten Doeschate is the player to watch out for Essex Eagles. Only six players have played more T20 games than the 369 appearances totted up by the Dutch international. His middle-order runs come quickly and often stealthily.

Somerset will be coached by Jason Kerr and led by Lewis Gregory this year. The team finished Fourth (Central Group) in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.

Tom Abell (227 @ 32.42) was the top run scorer for Somerset in 2020 while Ollie Sale (13 @ 23.15) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.

Marchant de Lange (South Africa – whole tournament), Devon Conway (New Zealand – nine Group Stage games) are their overseas players.

Lewis Gregory is the player to watch out for Somerset. Somerset’s T20 skipper is capable of blasting quick runs at the end of an innings and taking key wickets, both as an opening bowler and at the death.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Essex Eagles - Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Feroze Khushi, Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Michael Pepper, William Buttleman, Adam Zampa, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Jack Plom, Sam Cook, Peter Siddle, Jamie Porter

Somerset - Steven Davies (wk), Devon Conway, Will Smeed, Tom Abell, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory (C), Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Ollie Sale, Max Waller, Merchant de Lange, Josh Davey, Jack Leach, Jack Brooks, Ned Leonard, Kasey Aldridge, Ben Green, Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth, Sam Young, Tom Banton


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Essex Eagles

Who will win? – Essex Eagles

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ryan ten Doeschate (Essex Eagles), Tom Abell (Somerset)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Simon Harmer (Essex Eagles), Marchant de Lange (Somerset)

Most Sixes – Ryan ten Doeschate (Essex Eagles), Lewis Gregory (Somerset)

Man of the Match –  Simon Harmer

Team Scores Batting first – Essex Eagles 185+, Somerset 175+

Match Handicap Essex Eagles


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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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