Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Hampshire v Somerset
Up next is another south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 which will be played between Hampshire and Somerset at the County Ground in Southampton.
Hampshire are placed at the fourth spot in the south group points table of the Vitality Blast with three wins and three losses from seven games. They also had one rained-off match, which is why the team has seven points and a net run rate of +0.508.
A couple of notches below them are Somerset with three wins and four losses from seven games. They have six points and a net run rate of +0.388.
James Vince is the top-scorer for Hampshire with 208 runs from six matches at an average of over 43. He has been relatively sedate with a strike rate of 130 and has the top score of 87. Rilee Rossouw is next in line with 131 runs from seven matches and the top score of 60.
On the bowling front, Kyle Abbott has been their best player with 10 wickets from six matches at an average of 18 and a strike rate of 12.
Somerset's Babar Azam has regained his position as the top scorer of this season's T20 Blast. Azam has scored 323 runs from seven matches at an average of 53 and a strike rate of just below 150. His opening partner Tom Banton has 295 runs from seven matches at an average of 42.
After a five-wicket haul in the last match, Roelof van der Merwe has become the top wicket-taker for Somerset with 10 wickets from seven matches. Max Waller is next to him with eight wickets.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Hampshire- Aneurin Donald, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Lewis McManus, Chris Morris, James Fuller, Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Brad Taylor
Somerset- Babar Azam, Tom Banton, James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Tim Groenewald, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller
Who will win the toss? - Hampshire
Who will win? – Hampshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire), Babar Azam (Somerset)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kyle Abbott (Hampshire), Roelof van der Merwe (Somerset)
Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire), Tom Banton (Somerset)
Man of the Match – Rilee Rossouw
Team Scores Batting first – Hampshire 170+, Somerset 160+
Match Handicap Hampshire
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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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