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

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

Babar Azam is available to play and he should be your captain.

Babar Azam (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 will be played between Worcestershire and Somerset at Edgbaston, Birmingham

The Match is scheduled to start at 1:05 PM local time (5:35 PM IST) and the match is being streamed live on Sky Sports Cricket.

Preview:

It’s a crucial match for both the teams. Worcestershire are placed at the bottom of the table in the Central Group after 3 matches and are yet to win a match. With some exceptional bowling from Ben Green (4/26) and 74* with the bat from skipper Tom Abell, Somerset have won convincingly against Glamorgan with 8 wickets and 23 balls to spare.

With the return of Babar Azam and captain Lewis Gregory after national duty, Somerset has an upper hand against Worcestershire though the latter side is leading the head to head battle by 3-2 in the previous five encounters.

Weather Report:

It will be cloudy in the afternoon with a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.


Pitch Condition/Report:

Considering the previous matches at Edgbaston it’s a bowling friendly wicket,who ever wins the toss should opt to bowl.

Average first innings score: 160(last 5 matches played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won –2 , Lost –3 , Tied –0

Injury and Availability News:

Babar Azam and Lewis Gregory are available for selection and Craig Overton is rested.

Probable Playing XIs:

Worcestershire

Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Brett Doliveira, Ben Cox(wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (c), Daryl Mitchell, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris

Bench: Patrick Brown, Josh Tongue, Adam Finch, Ben Twohig

Somerset

Babar Azam, Steven Davies(wk), James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Eddie Byrom, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory (c), Roelof van der Merwe, Ollie Sale, Josh Davey, Max Waller

Bench: Tom Lammonby, George Bartlett

Top Picks:

Jack Haynes has contributed with the bat with scores of 23 & 41 in the last 2 matches and is expected to continue in the same vein against Somerset.

Hamish Rutherford, the overseas player, has had a decent tournament with the bat scoring 30 & 5 runs respectively in the last 2 matches.

Tom Abell, Somerset skipper, has scored 79 runs in 2 matches so far at the strike rate of 146.

Babar Azam scored 77 runs in the last two T20Is he batted. He was a star player for Somerset last season as well. He will be once again opening the innings and is expected to shine.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Tom Abell, Jack Haynes, James Hildreth, Babar Azam

Vice-Captain Options – Brett Doliveira, Roelof van der Merwe, Hamish Rutherford

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Steve Davies

Batters – Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes, Tom Abell, Babar Azam (C), Ben Green

All-Rounders – Brett D’ Oliveira (VC), Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers – Dillon Pennington, Ollie Sale, Max Waller

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batters –Riki Wessels, Jack Haynes, James Hildreth (C), Babar Azam

All-Rounders – Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Lewis Gregory (VC)

Bowlers – Dillon Pennington, Ollie Sale, Max Waller


Expert Advice:

Max Waller has picked up 2 wickets in 2 matches with an economy of 6.12. He can be picked in Grand League teams as he is not picked by many.

Probable Winners:

Somerset is expected to win this match

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.