The 20th edition of T20 Blast is all set to start on May 25, where more than 18 different counties will compete against each other. The 18 teams will be divided into two groups of North and South, and the matches will be held in England or Wales. One of the much-awaited matches of the tournament is between Somerset VS Essex. The Somerset VS Essex, Vitality Blast, South Group Match will be held on May 29, at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.
The team coach Jason Kerr, who would be entering the 5th season of the T20 blast as the coach of Somerset, says that the team is stronger and looking forward to winning the tournament. In the first match of the T20 Blast against Kent Spitfires, the team won by 8 wickets, Rilee Rossouw scored an unbeaten 81 off just 54 balls, giving the team a flying start.
For Team Essex Eagles, Simon Harmer will be leading the team again, which he has been doing since 2018. Ever since he has become the captain, they have been able to win a single title in 2019. However, ever since then the team has had a poor streak where they lost 22 out of the remaining 38. To support your favourite player, visit our site.
In the match between Somerset VS Essex, Vitality Blast, and South Group Match, Somerset will be coming out with a winning team. Since they have already won a match against Kent Spitfires, they are expected to come with the same team again. The eyes will be on batsman Rilee Rossouw, who has already played a brilliant inning in the first match.
For Essex, the left-arm seam bowling of Daniel Sams can be very crucial. He has already played brilliantly in IPL 2022, and it is hoped that the same trend continues in the T20 blast as well. The other end of bowling will be held by Sam Cook, who has already taken 78 wickets for Essex in different formats in 2021. For batting, we can expect Adam Rossington to take on the game with the current strike rate of above 140. Eyes will also be on Tom Westley, who has hit more boundaries for the team than any other.
For the match between Essex VS Somerset, Vitality Blast 2022, and South Group Match, Somerset is likely to play with the same playing XI combination that they have played against Kent Spitfires. The team will be led by the captain Sam Billings and will include Zak Crawley, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Goerge Linde, Matthew Milnes, Fredrick Klaassen, Joe Denly, Grant Stewart, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, and Qais Ahmad.
For Essex, Coach Anthony McGrath has confirmed that they will be going forward this year with a more attacking strategy. Captain Simon Harmer, who has been leading the team since 2018, has been retained this year as well. Apart from that, they can play with overseas player Daniel Sams, English Players Sam Cook, Adam Rossington, Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Matt Critchley, William Buttleman, robin Das, and the last position will be decided between two new players, Adam Wheater and newcomer Rossington as the wicketkeeper. Follow the updates on the series on our website.
The Essex VS Somerset, Vitality Blast 2022, South Group Match will be played on May 29, at 05:30 AM IST, at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Somerset is the favorite right now as they have already won a match by eight wickets.
Odds are more towards Somerset, in the Somerset VS Essex, South Group – Vitality Blast 2022 Match. Visit our website to catch the live score updates.