Essex are favorites to win
Essex Eagles will take on Somerset in the 2022 Vitality Blast. The game will be played at The County Ground, Chelmsford, starting at 14:30 local time on Sunday June 19h.
Essex Eagles got their second successive win of the tournament with an 11 run victory over Sussex Sharks on Friday evening. The victory saw the Eagles stay in third place in the table with each of the top four sides in the South Group also winning. Australian Daniel Sams smashed 71 runs from 24 balls against the Sharks as the Eagles posted 244-7 from 20 overs. Defending their big total was tough but excellent work from the bowling attack saw them home. Only Sam Cook did not take a wicket from six bowlers used by Essex Eagles.
Somerset are one place and one point above Essex Eagles in the South Group and they had a tight 7 run victory over local rivals Gloucestershire on Friday evening. Rilee Roussow hit his fourth half-century of the competition before falling for 54 from 35 balls but it was all-roudner Lewis Gregory who top scored with 60 not out from 36 balls. Defending a target of 185, there were wickets for all six Somerset bowlers. Australian Peter Siddle was the most penetrating and finished with 3-30.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
The match will be played at The County Ground, Chelmsford. We saw a very high scoring game here on Friday with 477 runs scored between the two sides. Expect another run-fest in this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Essex vs Somerset , Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Adam Rossington (wk), Feroze Khushi, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer (c), Daniel Sams, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook
Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Green, Lewis Goldsworthy, Peter Siddle, Jack Brooks
This should be an excellent contest between two strong T20 sides who are in good form ahead of this fixture. Somerset won the reverse fixture at the end of May by 6 wickets but we are predicting a win for Essex Eagles in a closely fought match.
Essex are favorites to beat Somerset