Vitality Blast 2023, 3rd Quarter Final: SOM vs NOT Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Somerset are favourites to win this quarterfinal.
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Somerset will lock horns with Nottinghamshire in the third quarter-final match of the Vitality Blast 2023 at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on July 7. Somerset have finished the league stage at the top of the table in the South Group with 12 wins out of 14 matches. On the other hand, Nottinghamshire had won eight out of their 14 matches and finished the league stage in the fourth position.
Somerset had squared off against Kent in their last match, where Kent won the toss and elected to field. Being put to bat, Somerset made the most of it. Though only captain Will Smeed scored a fifty, it was a complete batting performance from the team. They maintained a regular run rate throughout the innings and were able to post a massive total of 221 runs on the board. Kent started with a good run rate but lost three wickets within the powerplay, which held them back a little. Some excellent bowling towards the end pulled the game back for Somerset as Kent fell short of the target by 15 runs.
Nottinghamshire had squared off against Leicestershire in their last match, where Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat. They started well and were scoring at a good rate but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Wicketkeeper Tom Moores was the leading scorer of the innings, playing a knock of 68 runs and helping his team reach a total of 168 runs. Leicestershire lost their first wicket on the very first ball, but Wiaan Mulder held the fort from one end, scoring 83 runs off 50 balls. He fell short of partners by the end, and in a close encounter, Nottinghamshire won the match by four runs.
Vitality Blast, 7 Jul 2023, Fri, 11:05 PM IST, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Bench : TB Abell, PM Siddle, James Rew, CT Bancroft, GA Bartlett, SR Dickson, ARI Umeed, George Thomas-2, Lewis Goldsworthy, Sam Young, Kasey Aldridge, Ned Leonard, Jamie Baird, Joshua Thomas, Sonny Baker, MJ Leach, Alfie Ogborne, Shoaib Bashir, JA Brooks, Jack Harding
Bench : C Munro, SJ Mullaney, SR Patel, C McKerr, D Schadendorf, BM Duckett, TG Keast, BT Slater, Sam King, Benjamin Martindale, BA Hutton, LA Patterson-White, TW Loten, Stuart Broad, OP Stone, LJ Fletcher, D Paterson, JA Brooks, Toby Pettman, Fateh Singh, James Hayes
Injury and availability news
Ben Green SOM | BAT
Green has been absolutely the best bowler of the tournament having scalped the most number of wickets (26). He has been sensational and should definitely lead your side.
Shaheen Afridi NOT | BOWL
Afridi has been bowling beautifully and has taken away 22 wickets at an economy of 8.40 in 14 matches. He has also scored 76 runs with the bat and could be a great alternate for the captaincy role.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
SOM | BOWL
Bashir has been able to scalp just four wickets so far playing in four matches of the tournament. He should not find a place in your team.
SOM | BAT
Tom has got the chance to play for the team eight times this season where he has been able to score just 87 runs. He should be dropped from your team.