T20 Blast 2024: Middlesex vs Somerset Match Preview

After picking-up their first win of the season, T20 Blast 2024 South Group’s bottom of the table Middlesex is set to play host to Somerset County Cricket Club in their 5th match of the season at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

South Group’s 9th placed team Middlesex registered their first win of the T20 Blast 2024 season campaign. They will be taking on the 5th placed Somerset County Cricket Club in their 5th match of the season. Somerset comes into the match on the back of a win for themselves.

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex registered their first win of the season when they faced off against 3rd placed Kent Spitfire in their most recent outing. This has been a season to forget for the Middlesex, who finds themselves at the bottom of the points table after 3 loss and 1 win. They beat Kent while chasing a target of 174 runs while 4 wickets still in hand. They will be hoping to continue this momentum.

Last 5 Matches: W, L, L, L, W

Predicted XI: Stephen Eskinazi (C), Leus du Plooy, Max Holden, Jack Davies (WK), Martin Andersson, Luke Hollman, Ryan Higgins, Josh de Caires, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Blake Cullen

Somerset Preview

The Somerset County Cricket Club on the other, currently placed 5th in the South Group points table in T20 Blast 2024, coming to this match on the back off their 2nd win of the season. They beat Hampshire Hawks to overtake them in the points table. They won the match after putting a massive 241 on the board batting first and restricted Hampshire to 178 with the ball.

Last 5 Matches: W, W, L, L, W

Predicted XI: Tom Banton (WK), Will Smeed, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Abell, Sean Dickson, Lewis Gregory (C), Ben Green, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Riley Meredith

Middlesex vs Somerset Pitch Report

The iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London is a fairly sporting pitch where it has aid for both the batters and bowlers. The first inning average score here is 164 and mostly teams that bowl first here win 51% while batting first team win 41%. The Lord’s pitch in London favours pacers, where pacers have taken 77 wickets compare to spinners’ 44 wickets.

Middlesex vs Somerset Weather Report

It will be a battle of clouds and sunshine at morning with thunder shower in afternoon. At night during matchtime, it will be partly cloudy with the probability of precipitation at 25%. The wind speed will be 7 KMPH towards East South-East.

Middlesex vs Somerset Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)
  • Digital: Sony LIV App, Middlesex YouTube channel.

Middlesex vs Somerset Head-to-Head

When the Middlesex and Somerset faces off in T20 competition, it has been an utter dominance of the Somerset County Cricket Club. In the last 10 matches played between the two teams, Somerset have won 7 times while Middlesex have only won 3 times.

Middlesex vs Somerset Top Players

Tom Abell was at his finest when Somerset take on Hampshire Hawks in their recent match. Abell scored 96 runs off 47 balls and remained not out with a strike rate 204. He will be looking to repeat that against the bottom team.

Ben Green breathed fire when Somerset faced off against Hampshire. The right-arm medium-fast pacer picked 5 wickets for 29 runs in his 3.3 overs that took his total wickets tally up to 11 for the season.

Luke Hollman was fantastic on Middlesex’s last outing vs Kent. Out of Kent’s 8 wickets, Luke took 2 wickets for 18 runs in his 4 overs spell that took his wickets tally to 8 wickets for the season.

When the team needed him the most, Middlesex captain Stephen Eskinazi stepped-up for his side. He scored 40 runs runs from 29 balls to help his side chase down the target of 174 runs to help his team secure their first win of the season. With that, he has now scored 112 runs in 4 matches and he will look to repeat the same.

Middlesex vs Somerset Match Winner Prediction

Middlesex and Somerset will take on each other with the aim of going up. However, with Somerset’s dominant 7-3 head-to-head record, they look like the favourite to win the match. Stake.com also favours Somerset with 1.47 odds of winning the match while Middlesex’s odds of winning the match is 2.65, a major difference.

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