Essex vs Somerset Vitality T20: Battle
for the Top in the South- Best Picks
Essex will host Somerset for match No.10 in the Vitality T20 league tonight. Both teams
are coming in with nine wins and two losses to face each other at the County Cricket
Ground in Chelmsford. Somerset is top of the table in the South, courtesy of a healthy
net rate of +1.648 while Essex is third. However, a win for the home team will put them
in the driving seat tonight.
And they need to win it in style as well because their NRR is just on the positive side at
+0.496. But for people watching, here are the picks, literally handpicked for a brilliant
outcome. Don’t forget the Ashes are on right now! Check out the latest odds with Best of Bets
1. Tom Banton, Over 23.5- Evens (Unibet)
Tom Banton seems to have finally found his form after scoring in the 20s and 30s,
before hitting a half-century against Sussex in his last outing. He scored 53 off 37
against a brilliant Sussex attack that includes Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Sunil Narine,
and Sean Abbott.
Expect the Somerset batsman to continue his decent run against Essex as well and get
past the ‘over’ mark.
2. Feroze Khushi, Under 23.5- 8/11 (Unibet)
Feroze Khushi has had a season of ups and downs so far with the Essex team. Only
once, the opening batsman has managed to cross the 50+ mark so far in the league. He
also has a golden duck to his name, along with a single-digit, and a double-digit score.
Such inconsistent performances can prove to be a little risky to bet on. Somerset is a
quality side so for Khushi to score over 23.5 runs looks a little too difficult.
3. Essex to win- 19/20 (Unibet)
The two teams have already faced each other this season when Somerset hosted
Essex on June 4. The home team came out victorious after putting 150 runs on the
board. In reply, the away team was bowled out for 139 with five balls to spare.
However, Essex will be motivated to make a comeback since they are eyeing the top
spot. The openers are looking in good touch and the bowling seems to be working out
well lately. This is not going to be a walk in the park for them as they are the underdogs
tonight. But expect them to give a surprise to their fans and a shock to the Somerset
The game starts at 19:00 hrs local time.