Somerset have always been one of the leading franchise teams in the English domestic circuit and once again, they find themselves in a semi final clash, this time in the 2019 Royal London One Day Cup. They were impeccable in their quarter final game but they’re up against Nottinghamshire, a team which topped North Group and has lost just one match this entire tournament.
As for Somerset, they finished 3rd in the South Group with 5 wins and 3 losses in the round robin stage. Both teams will be affected by losses from those who have left to join their national teams, but both will be looking at playing similar teams to what they played in the quarter finals. Keep reading this article for our Dotball (Sign-up here) fantasy tips and predictions for the NOTT vs SOM semi final…
- Tournament: Royal London One Day Cup 2019.
- Date: 12th May 2019, 3:30pm IST
- Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- Capacity: 17,500+
- Series status: Semi Final 1.
- Craig Overton has 193 runs and 18 wickets in 9 games this tournament.
- Luke Fletcher has 16 wickets in 7 games this season.
- Azhar Ali has 334 runs and 6 wickets this season.
Your value bomb for this game could be your wicket-keeper pick. Clearly, everyone has their eyes on Somerset’s Tom Banton who bats higher and has 2 centuries this season, including a match winning one in the quarter final. However, Tom Moores from Notts could be your winning pick. He bats lower and is a less popular pick, but this gamble could pay off. He has 265 runs this season including 4 fifties.
There’s no thought of not picking Samit Patel. Someone with all-round abilities is always preferred for fantasy leagues, and Patel has exactly that, with 8 wickets and lets not forget, a match-winning 136* in the last game. If you fantasy team vice-captain slot is empty, Samit Patel would make a great fit.
Somerset found an unlikely hero in Azhar Ali last game, not with the bat but with the ball. He has been used an a bowling option in the last 4 games and he astonished everyone with 5/34. Considering he also has a fifty and century so far this tournament, he’s a good option to make captain or vice-captain of your Dotball (Sign-up here) fantasy team for this game.
With the ball, Scotland international Josh Davey has been having a fantastic tournament so far, so much so that he missed out on the series against Afghanistan recently. He has 10 wickets in the tournament so far but remember, only 1 has come from his last three games. Craig Overton is also a brilliant option, their highest wicket-taker this year and he has some batting abilities to add to his skill set.
NOT vs SOM Betting
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