In the ongoing England One Day cup Somerset will square off against Essex at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. Somerset is currently the leaders of the league in the South Group whereas Essex is struggling to get settled in this tournament. It will be a great encounter to watch out tomorrow. Whether Somerset will go onto to win their consecutive 4thmatch of the league or strugglers Essex will put a break on their winning streak, to get themselves back on track. We are covering SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the England One Day cup.
Somerset have started off this tournament at a very great note, with leading the points table at the moment. They have won 3 out of 3 fixtures til now, and have all spaces covered in their team. At the moment the team is looking fresh and strong with no voids of weakness exposed to their oppositions. Sussex, Kent, and Glamorgan have been the victims of Somerset first 3 wins.
Top order that includes Tom Banton, Azhar Ali looks in great touch. Both the opener has been successful till now with the bat. Azhar Ali scored a brilliant fifty against Sussex in the last match followed by their experienced middle order batsmen James Hildreth who remained the top scorer for Somerset by scoring 81 runs. The power of Somerset lies in their experienced middle order which consists of James Hildreth, Lewis Gregory and skipper Tom Abell, who is consistently helping out Somerset is tough situations of the match.
In bowling Craig Overton and Josh Davey are in their top form. In 3 matches Overton has bagged 9 wickets whereas J Davey has been successful in taking 6 scalps on his name. Batsmen are finding it difficult to read their bowling, which is turning out to be in favor of Somerset.
Essex started the tournament with a win but after that, they have lost 2 matches consecutively, which has been a major concern for the management of Essex. They are currently on 6thposition in the points table.
The team has a big problem as their star batsmen Alastair Cook has been unsuccessful with the bat for the team in every match.
Daniel Lawrence scored a fifty in his last match, which is his 2nd in this tournament in 2019. He needs to go big and play the role of sheet anchor which might help other batsmen to play freely. Essex will be hoping that Alastair Cook should come back into his form as soon as possible because everyone knows how big player he is and how it will help Essex to come back on the winning track.
They are also struggling with the injuries, there in form opener, Varun Chopra has been ruled out for 2 matches and he will still not be available due to a strain in his right leg. Aaron Beard is ruled out of selection as he is struggling with an injury of fracture in his toe.
We know Essex are slow starters in the tournament but they need to buck up until it gets too late and try to find out a winning combination for Essex in this match against Somerset.
When and Where (SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction)
Somerset vs Essex, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
12:00 PM GMT / 01:00 PM LOCAL
Head to Head Matches (List A Matches)
Total Matches Played:
No Result: 5
Form Guide this season (Last 3 matches)
SOM – W W W
ESS – W L L
Head to Head (last 5 encounters)
SOM – 2
ESS – 2
Last Match Stats
Essex (313-10, 49.3 overs) beat Somerset (273-10, 48.1 overs) by 40 runs, Chelmsford
Pitch Report (SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction)
The pitch and whether of this venue suits bowlers and it will be difficult to face pacers on this ground. Bowler’s usually get a lot of support from the pitch of this ground. The team will look to chase on this ground, as we look forward to the power that lies in the batting of both the teams.
SOM vs ESS Dream Team News
- Varun Chopra is unavailable for this match as he has been struggling with a quad strain.
- Aaron Beard is ruled out due to toe fracture.
- Tom Bantom and Azhar Ali will open the innings for Somerset.
- Craig Overton will be the go through bowler for Somerset.
- Samuel Cook will be the key bowler for Essex, who has taken the most wicket till now in this tournament for Essex.
- Rishi Patel has been included in the14 men squad of Essex as a replacement of injured Varun Chopra.
Squads (SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction)
Somerset- Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Craig Overton, Peter Trego, and Roelof van der Merwe.
Essex – Ryan ten Doeschate, (captain), Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook, Sam Cook, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, Aron Najjar, Rishi Patel, Jamie Porter, Matt Quinn, Peter Siddle, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Robbie White (wicket-keeper).
Probable Playing 11 (SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction)
Somerset: James Hildreth, Roelof van der Merwe, Peter Trego, Azhar Ali, Josh Davey, Tim Groenewald, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett, Tom Banton (wk).
Essex: Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Peter Siddle, Tom Westley, Matthew Quinn, Simon Harmer, Daniel Lawrence, Robbie White (wk), Paul Walter, Samuel Cook
Fantasy picks and suggestions (SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction)
Wicket-keeper- Tom Benton will be the best player to slot in for this spot in the fantasy team. He has scored a brilliant century against Kent. Banton looks like he is back into his form for Somerset.
Batsmen- James Hildreth will be the key batsmen for Somerset, who is there in form batsmen. In last 3 matches, he has got 2 fifties with a total of 171 runs scored in last three fixtures for Somerset. Other than him Tom Westley, Alastair Cook, and Azhar Ali will be other batsmen that will be crucial with the bat respectively for their teams in this match.
All-rounders: Daniel Lawrence and Ravi Bopara will fill up this slot as they have contributed well with the bat and bowl for their respective teams.
Bowlers: Craig Overton, James Davey of Somerset and Samuel Cook of Essex will be the main bowler to watch out for in this match.
Last 3 matches with the bowl
Craig Overton – 9 wickets (Somerset)
James Davey – 6 wickets (Somerset)
Samuel Cook – 6 wickets (Essex)
SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction
T Abell ©
A Cook (VC)