SOM vs KET Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 125
Somerset is comfortably settled at the top, and Kent, on the other hand, is in a position to win to keep their hopes alive for the quarterfinals.
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On July 2, 2023, Somerset and Kent will face off in match 125 of the Vitality Blast 2023 at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. This is the conclusion of the league stage clash between table-topper Somerset and Kent, currently ranked fourth, ahead of the quarterfinals.
Somerset comfortably settled at the top with 11 wins out of their 13 games. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Tom Banton's brilliance at the top of the order underpinned Somerset's success this season. Both have crossed the 400-run mark with impressive striking power to make a significant impact on their wins. In their last five games this season, they had four opportunities to chase down the targets, and they succeeded three times. Their average wicket loss per game is 5, which is a decent rate. In the same period, their bowlers picked up an average of 9.2 wickets per game, which kept them at the top of the points table. Therefore they will look to continue this winning momentum before heading into quarter finals.
Kent, on the other hand, must win their last clash in the league stage to keep their hopes alive for the quarter-finals. Considering their recent form, where they secured four wins out of the last five games, it is expected that they will come hard against the table-toppers to seal a spot in the quarterfinals. Daniel Bell-Drummond's magnificent show this season at the top allowed him to accumulate nearly 600 runs to take his side across the finish line in crucial stages. Similar to Somerset, Kent chased down the targets successfully in their recent face-offs. Added to that, their average wicket loss per game is just 3.4 in the last five games, reflecting their solid performance with the bat. Therefore, this team will try to achieve a clinching victory.
Vitality Blast, 2 Jul 2023, Sun, 11:00 PM IST, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Bench : L Gregory, PM Siddle, RE van der Merwe, James Rew, SM Davies, CT Bancroft, GA Bartlett, ARI Umeed, George Thomas-2, Lewis Goldsworthy, Sam Young, Ned Leonard, Jamie Baird, Joshua Thomas, Sonny Baker, MJ Leach, Alfie Ogborne, Shoaib Bashir, JA Brooks, Jack Harding
Bench : Joe Denly, KW Richardson, Harry Houillon, HZ Finch, DJ Lincoln, Joe Gordon, Ben Compton, Zak Crawley, Billy Mead, JM Lysaught, Bailey Wightman, Marcus O'Riordan, Hamidullah Qadri, SM Sharif, EO Hooper, Arshdeep Singh, Jaskaran Singh, AF Milne, Nathan Gilchrist, WA Agar, James Logan, Qais Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Arafat Bhuiyan
Injury and availability news
Daniel Bell-Drummond KET | BAT
This opener has been their key batter at the top, scoring some quick runs for his team with a remarkable strike rate. He has scored 587 runs in 12 games. He has kept up an exceptional average of 75 and a stunning strike rate of 147 in his last ten games.
Ben Green SOM | BAT
This versatile player performs a variety of duties for his team. In recent games, he has taken on the role of a finisher, scoring 37 (25) and 40 (24). Importantly, he has 22 wickets in the last 10 games with a remarkable strike rate of 9.54. With his dual skills, he can generate fantasy points at any phase of the game.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
KET | BAT
He has only been able to amass a total of 54 runs in the four games he has played. His personal runs in those games were 0, 11, 28, 6, and 9. Therefore, it is better to consider other options.
SOM | BAT
With 18 runs scored in his last two games, this batting All-Rounder hasn't had enough chances to bowl. So you may safely ignore including him in your fantasy team given his recent performance.