T20 Blast 2024: Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Match Preview

Somerset County Cricket Club will be looking to get their T20 Blast 2024 season back on track when they face off Hampshire Hawks, who themselves are chasing after top two Kent and Surrey. This match will be played at the Cooper Association County Cricket Club Stadium in Taunton on June 9.

Somerset Preview

Somerset is currently positioned 8th in the South Group standings of the T20 Blast 2024, having secured 1 win and suffered 2 losses so far in the tournament. Their most recent match ended in a defeat against Kent, who won by 4 wickets. Somerset will need to improve their performance in the upcoming games to move up the rankings and stay in contention for the knockout stages.

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

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

Hampshire Hawks Preview

Hampshire is currently placed 4th in the South Group points table of the T20 Blast 2024, having achieved 2 wins and 1 loss in the tournament thus far. Their recent form is promising, with their latest victory coming against Gloucestershire. They also beat Kent before this match and have won both their last 2 matches after losing the first match of the season.

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

Predicted XI: Ben McDermott (WK), James Vince (C), Nick Gobbins, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Benny Howell, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Michael Neser, Chris Wood, John Turner

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Pitch Report

The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton has proven to be a favorable venue for batting, with an average first innings score of 187. Teams batting first have a significant advantage, winning 75% of the matches, compared to just 25% for those bowling first. Pace bowlers have been more effective on this pitch, taking 103 wickets in the last 10 matches, while spinners have accounted for 27 wickets.

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Weather Report

The weather forecast for Taunton, Somerset on matchday indicates a mostly clear day with some clouds in the afternoon. Wind speed will be around 17 KMPH North-West bound. The chances of precipitation is going to be less than 5%.

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Live Streaming Details

TV: Sony Sports Network (India), Sky Sports (UK)

Digital: Sony LIV App, Somerset YouTube channel

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Head-to-Head

In the last 10 matches between Somerset and Hampshire Hawks in the T20 Blast, both teams have secured 5 wins each, which shows both teams are likely to deliver a tough competition to each other.

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Top Players

Will Smeed, the Somerset batsman has been in great touch in T20 Blast 2024 season. Smeed has scored 127 runs in 3 matches at an average of 42.33 and strike rate of 218.97.

Ben Green is leading the charge with the ball for Somerset in the T20 Blast 2024 season so far. The 26-years-old has taken 6 wickets in 3 innings.

Toby Albert, the Hampshire batter, have had a great start to the season far. He has scored 92 runs at an average of 46 and strike rate of 135.29 so far in the T20 Blast 2024. He will be looking to keep his brilliant run of form going.

James Fuller will have the duty to take wickets for Hampshire in their match vs Somerset. Fuller has already taken 5 wickets in 3 matches in the T20 Blast 2024 season so far.

Somerset vs Hampshire Hawks Match Winner Prediction

When Somerset take on Hampshire Hawks, it is no doubt going to be a tough fight between the two sides. While Hampshire in good form, Somerset have some of the best quality players, which is why Stake.com only favours Somerset to win with 1.80 odds compare to Hampshire Hawks odds at 2.00.

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