English T20 Blast – NOR vs SOM – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

T20 Blast, 2020 – Central Group, Northamptonshire vs Somerset: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Paul Stirling scored an unbeaten 80 from 48 balls with 13 boundaries and also claimed two wickets in the first game.

General view of the County Ground in Northampton, 1995. (Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport)

Match Details:

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Northamptonshire and Somerset at the County Ground in Northampton.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST) (1:00 PM GMT).

Preview:

Northamptonshire and Somerset will face off in the Central Group match on Sunday. Both the teams had their first match washed out but Northampton had their game on Saturday against Worcestershire completed. A collective bowling effort from Northants kept Worcester, the finalists of the last two T20 Blast season down to 124/7. The Ireland International, Paul Stirling smashed an unbeaten 80 off 48 balls after picking up a couple of wickets. His knock helped the Northamptonshire to chase down the target losing only one wicket in 128.


Weather Condition/Report:

No forecast of rain during the match to be played on Sunday afternoon at the Northampton’s County Ground.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The County Ground in Northampton hosted five completed matches during the 2019 T20 Blast where two teams successfully chased 180+ targets while two teams won despite posting totals under 160. In some matches, there will be help with the new ball in the first innings.

Average first-innings score: 165 (T20 Blast 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Northamptonshire:

Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Josh Cobb (C), Adam Rossington (WK), Alex Wakely, Saif Zaib, Gareth Berg, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Brandon Glover.

Bench – Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Keogh, Blessing Muzarabani, Tom Sole.

Somerset:

Steve Davies, Eddie Byrom, Tom Abell (C), James Hildreth, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, George Bartlett, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Max Waller.

Bench – Josh Davey, Tom Lammonby.


Top Picks:

Paul Stirling scored an unbeaten 80 from 48 balls with 13 boundaries and also claimed two wickets in the first game.

Tom Abell scored 354 runs in 10 innings during the 2019 T20 Blast at an average of 44.25 with help of an unbeaten century.

Roelof van der Merwe was leading wicket-taker for Somerset in 2019 T20 Blast where he bagged 15 wickets in 13 games.

Eddie Byrom scored 185 runs in nine innings during the 2019 T20 Blast but importantly at a strike rate close to 200.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Paul Stirling, Tom Abell, Roelof van der Merwe

Vice-Captain options – Eddie Byrom, Josh Cobb, Richard Levi


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Adam Rossington

Batsmen – James Hildreth, Richard Levi, Paul Stirling (C), Tom Abell

All-RoundersRoelof van der Merwe (VC), Josh Cobb

Bowlers – Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Craig Overton, Max Waller

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Steve Davies

Batsmen – Alex Wakely, Eddie Byrom, Tom Abell (C), Paul Stirling (VC)

All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Cobb

Bowlers – Graeme White, Brandon Glover, Craig Overton, Max Waller


Expert Advice:

James Hildreth is picked in almost 80% of fantasy teams but the senior batsman has not scored a fifty in any of the 13 matches in 2019 T20 Blast. Across six innings in Bob Willis Trophy, he scored only 124 runs with a best of only 32.

Probable Winners:

Somerset is expected to open their winning count with a close victory against Northamptonshire.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.