ESS vs SOM: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, South Group

ESS vs SOM: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, South Group

Tom Banton is a must-pick player for your fantasy team.

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Match Details

Essex will lock horns with Somerset in the upcoming South Group fixture of T20 Blast 2021. This match will be played at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

This clash will be held on June 29 (Tuesday) and will commence at 11:30 PM IST.


Somerset have been pretty impressive this season and will walk into this game as favourites. They have won four of their eight games with two fixtures getting washed out due to rain. Notably, the Lewis Gregory-led side is currently fifth in the South Group team standings but a win in this contest would see them toppling Gloucestershire at the top.

On the other hand, Essex have blown hot and cold this season, winning just three of their nine games. Although the side has impressed at times, performing consistently has been a concern for them. Simon Harmer’s men will head into this game on the back of a 28-run defeat against Kent and would want a different result.

Probable Playing XIs for ESS vs SOM


William Buttleman, Adam Wheater (WK), Daniel Lawrence, Michael-Kyle Pepper, James Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook, James Porter


Tom Banton (wk), Devon Conway, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Lammonby, Ben Green, Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Jack Brooks, Max Waller

Captaincy Picks for ESS vs SOM

Tom Banton

The Somerset opener mustered a scintillating century in Somerset’s last outing and won’t mind replicating his heroics again. Banton made an absolute mockery of Kent bowlers and slammed boundaries all over the park. Hence,  Essex bowlers must come up with a solid plan against him. Not to forget, Banton has also been précised with his wicket-keeping duties.

Samuel Cook

Cook will be the man to watch out for from the Essex camp. The right-arm pacer doesn’t tend to leak many runs and his ability to take wickets at any stage of the game makes him a captain’s delight. So far, Cook has scalped 11 wickets in eight games at an impressive economy rate of 7.32. Notably, Cook is also a handy batsman lower down the order.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Tom Banton (C), Aron Nijjar

3-Player Team

Samuel Cook (C), Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Neesham

4-Player Team

Lewis Gregory (C), Tom Banton, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer

11-Player Team

Adam Wheater, Tom Banton (C), Will Smeed, Devon Conway, Daniel Lawrence, Lewis Gregory, Simon Harmer, Jimmy Neesham, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook (VC), Marchant de Lange

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.