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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Essex v Somerset

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The next south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Essex and Somerset at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

Both Essex and Somerset have had quite similar returns in this edition of the T20 Blast. Essex are placed at the fifth spot in the south group points table with two wins and three losses from six matches. They had one abandoned match and are with five points with the net run rate of -0.183.

A couple of notches below them are Somerset with two wins and four losses from six matches. They have four points and a net run rate of -0.509.

Cameron Delport has been the top scorer for Essex with 191 runs from five innings at an average close to 40. He has scored at a strike rate just shy of 200 and remains Essex's leading batsman. Tom Westley has also contributed with 184 runs from five matches.

Matthew Quinn has been the most successful Essex bowler with six wickets from four matches at an average of 20. His best match figures have been 3-34.

Somerset's Babar Azam remains one of the highest run scorers of the T20 Blast 2019 with 267 runs from six innings at an average of over 50. His opening partner Tom Banton is just below him with 256 runs from six innings at an average of 42.

Jerome Taylor has been the most successful bowler for Somerset with eight wickets from six matches.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Essex- Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater, Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Shane Snater, Mohammad Amir, Adam Zampa, Matthew Quinn

Somerset- Tom Banton, Babar Azam, James Hildreth, Edward Byrom, Tom Abell, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Essex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Somerset), Cameron Delport (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jerome Taylor (Somerset), Matthew Quinn (Essex)

Most Sixes –  Tom Banton (Somerset), Cameron Delport (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Cameron Delport

Team Scores Batting first –  Somerset 160+, Essex 170+

Match Handicap Essex

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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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