Somerset vs Surrey Semi Final 2 T20 Blast 2023 – The 2nd Semi Final match of T20 Blast 2023 will be played between Somerset vs Surrey on Saturday, 15 July 2023, at 6:30 PM | 3:00 AM LOCAL at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 3:00 pm, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Somerset vs Surrey teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the Somerset vs Surrey Semi Final 2 T20 Blast 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team
Somerset vs Surrey Semi Final 2 T20 Blast 2023
|T20 Blast 2023
|Somerset vs Surrey
|Saturday, 15 July 2023
|6:30 PM | 3:00 AM LOCAL
When: Somerset vs Surrey T20 Blast 2023 on Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:30 PM | 3:00 AM LOCAL
Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Somerset vs Surrey Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
T20 Blast 2023 will be broadcast live on Sony LIV.
Somerset vs Surrey Match Pitch Report
The wicket at Edgbaston, Birmingham will be full of runs. There will not be much on offer for the bowlers and big runs are likely to be scored in the match.
The surface tends to be flat and offers a good amount of pace and bounce, perfectly ideal for stroke play and high-scoring games. The batsmen can enjoy true bounce, making it easier to time their shots. In addition, the fast outfield makes sure that the well-placed shots reach the fence before any fielder.
However, the pitch tends to get a bit slower as the game goes by, which makes it difficult for stroke players. The Spinners might also come into play during the middle overs, getting everything on offer from the surface. Hence, the team winning the toss would like to bat first on this surface before the pitch faces any wear and tear.
What to expect:
Somerset: Somerset had a terrific run in the league stage, but now it’s knockout time. They cannot afford any slipups and will have to be at their very best. Fortunately, they have momentum with them. They are coming off a convincing 15-run win against Kent in their last league game at Taunton.
After being asked to bat first, Somerset posted a formidable 221-7 on the board and went on to restrict Kent to 206-7. Opener Will Smeed is top-scored with a brilliant 61 off 28 balls. Smeed is now the leading run-getter of the season for Somerset, with 471 runs from 14 innings at a strike rate of 183.26. His attacking start will make the difference in this match.
The other two batters who have been consistent for the team this season are Tom Kohler-Cadmore (459 runs from 14 innings at a strike rate of 171.26) and Tom Banton (416 runs from 13 innings at a strike rate of 153.50). This gives Somerset one of the strongest top orders in the tournament. What’s more, they have the likes of Sean Dickson and all-rounder Lewis Gregory, who have been among the runs too.
In the bowling department, Matt Henry has proven to be their wrecker-in-chief. The fast bowler has taken 23 wickets this season in just 11 innings at an economy of 8.31. Right-arm medium-fast Ben Green is their leading wicket-taker (26 wickets from 14 innings at an economy of 9.05) and is another bowler to watch out for.
Somerset Key Players
- Will Smeed – Smeed has enjoyed a consistent run in the tournament so far and he will be looking to ride on the momentum in the quarter-final as well. Smeed scored 61 runs in the last game against Kent. Overall, he has 471 runs this season.
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore – A stylish batter who has been very good for Somerset in Vitality T20 Blast 2023. Cadmore has played many important knocks for his team this season. He has scored 459 runs in the ongoing edition.
- Matt Henry – The wicket will not have much for the bowlers but Matt Henry with his extra pace and create problems for the batters. Henry has taken 23 wickets this season.
Surrey: Chris Jordan would be a slightly worried man heading into this game. They started the season on a high and lost steam towards the end of the league stages. The side comes here with three consecutive losses. In the last game, they went down by 3 wickets against the Essex Eagles. It is a must-win game, and Jordan would like to see the big guns fire in this game.
Will Jacks has been in great form, and the side would like to see a confident start from him and Laurie Evans in this game. Jason Roy must bring his experience to play and do well in the middle order with Sam Curran and Sunil Narine, who played an excellent knock in the last game. Jamie Overton, Tom Curran, and Jordan are good finishers and add power to this batting line-up.
Their bowlers have fared poorly in the last few games, and the side will need a good show from Sam Curran and Gus Atkinson with the new ball in this game. Sean Abbott and Jordan must bowl well in the middle overs to put Lancashire under pressure. The side will have high expectations from Narine, who is the most experienced bowler for the side.
Surrey Key Players
- Wil Jacks – Will Jacks has been the best batter for Surrey this season. The destructive batter has scored 541 runs in 14 matches for the team.
- Jason Roy – Roy returned to the team against Essex but could only score 28. However, he would be eyeing to make up for the poor show in the last game with a big inning in the quarter-final. An on-song Roy can make a huge difference for Surrey.
- Sunil Narine – Sunil Narine scored 78 runs in the last game and picked up a wicket too. Narine is not the same bowler he used to be but he is still very useful with the ball. He has also his batting abilities this season. Narine has taken 19 wickets in Vitality T20 Blast 2023.
Probable XI: Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Laurie Evans, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jamie Smith (wk), Jamie Overton, Sean Abbott, Sunil Narine, Chris Jordan (c), Gus Atkinson
Surrey Squad: Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Sam Curran, Jamie Smith (wk), Tom Curran, Jamie Overton, Sean Abbott, Chris Jordan (c), Sunil Narine, Gus Atkinson, Tom Lawes
Somerset vs Surrey Match Winner
Somerset vs Surrey Match Prediction
This is an eagerly awaited contest between the two strongest sides in the South Group so far and many pundits are expecting a high-quality match on Friday. Surrey is in excellent form but Somerset is a very talented T20 side, particularly at home. Our prediction is for Somerset to win this fixture.
Somerset vs Surrey Top Fantasy Picks
- Best choice for Batsmen: T Kohler Cadmore, W Jacks, L Evans
- Best choice for Bowlers: M Henry, S Narine, C Jordan, R van der Merwe
- Best choice for All-rounders: B Green, S Curran, L Gregory
- Best choice for Wicket-keeper: T Banton
Somerset vs Surrey Dream11 Team Prediction
WK- T Banton
BAT: T Kohler Cadmore, W Jacks, W Smeed, L Evans
ALL: B Green, S Curran, L Gregory
BOWL: M Henry, S Narine, C Jordan
Somerset vs Surrey Match Both Team Top Batsmen
After a slow start to the Vitality T20 Blast 2023, young opener Will Smeed has found his form over recent games and hit 94 runs from 35 balls in the local-derby against Gloucestershire. Tom Banton and Tom Kohler-Cadmore have both been in strong form across this campaign.
35-year-old Laurie Evans has suddenly come to life in this year’s competition and he will come to the crease after scores of 52, 118 not out, and 93 from his last three innings. Sam Curran struck 68 runs from 35 balls in the win over the Sharks.
Somerset vs Surrey Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Somerset’s bowling attack has a great deal of depth and at least one of their bowlers tends to step up and lead the attack in every game. Their last win saw Roelof van der Merwe, Shoaib Bashir and Josh Davey all take three wickets with Craig Overton also contributing a dismissal.
It was the spinners who caught the eye in the last game with Will Jacks taking 2-29, Sunil Narine 3-12, and Cameron Steel 3-41. However, at Taunton, we expect the pace bowling attack of Sam Curran, Sean Abbott, and skipper Chris Jordan to be the key bowlers in this match.