Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Surrey vs Somerset Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Surrey vs Somerset taking place? Tuesday 27th August, 18:30 (UK)

Where is Surrey vs Somerset taking place? Kia Oval, London

What is the expected weather for Surrey vs Somerset? 29c in what will be a humid evening whilst there is no rain expected

What television channel is Surrey vs Somerset on? Surrey vs Somerset will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Surrey vs Somerset? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Surrey vs Somerset? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Surrey W9, Somerset W5, No result 2
Last meeting: Somerset beat Surrey by 8 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SURREY

  • Surrey secured an unlikely victory over Kent Spitfires after their opponents somehow managed to fall short in their run chase with that result mathematically keeping Surrey in with a chance of progressing to the last-eight.
  • It is a very difficult path for them to progress but they are still in with a shout and can place pressure on those teams above them if they can claim another win here after managing to come away with a victory from each of their last three contests that have seen a result.
  • Youngster Will Jacks scored a career-best T20 score as he blasted 63 from just 27 balls whilst Sam Curran also featured after he was released by England and he will be the key to Surrey’s chances in this one.

SOMERSET

  • Somerset immediately bounced back from their defeat against Gloucestershire by seeing off Glamorgan in a result that sees them occupy fourth spot in the South Group where will hope to finish no lower than.
  • Babar Azam just cannot stop scoring in this year’s competition as his 63 took his tally to 541 and he has now scored 101 runs more than anyone else in the tournament with teammate Tom Banton the man behind him on 440.
  • Max Waller and Jerome Taylor led the way for Somerset during Glamorgan’s run chase with them taking five wickets between them which kept their opponents 25 runs short of Somerset’s 177 and that quartet will be pivotal in this penultimate game.

THE PREDICTION

This is a pivotal game between Surrey and Somerset as the group stage of the T20 Blast nears completion. Somerset possess the two highest scorers in the tournament and they could lead them into the knockout stages if they continue their fine form. They will need to contribute once again as they face an in-form Surrey team who need to win to stay in with a chance of progressing themselves but the away side should have too much for them.

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