Middlesex play Somerset in the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Friday, July 1 at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London from 10:45 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Middlesex come into this game on the back of a 21-run defeat against Essex at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The hosts have had a forgettable tournament so far and are eighth in the points table (South Division), having won only four out of their 12 matches this season. Middlesex have lost four out of their last five matches.
Stephen Eskinazi and Jack Davies scored 43 and 41 respectively in the chase against Essex. Jason Behrendorff chipped in with an unbeaten 11-ball 22.
Somerset have had a good season. Having won eight out of their 12 matches, Somerset are currently second in the points table (South Division). The visitors have won three out of their last four matches this season.
There are 18 teams participating in the T20 Blast, divided into two groups - the North Group and the South Group - each consisting of nine teams. Each team plays their group member twice with the top four teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Middlesex vs Somerset Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds
Bet365 odds: Middlesex: 2.37,Somerset: 1.57
Melbet odds: Middlesex: 2.38, Somerset: 1.578
Betwinner odds: Middlesex: 2.388, Somerset: 1.578
10CRIC odds: Middlesex:2.37, Somerset:1.57
Parimatch odds Middlesex:2.36, Somerset:1.57
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Middlesex vs Somerset head-to-head
Middlesex and Somerset have faced each other on 17 occasions in the Vitality Blast. Somerset have won nine matches, while Middlesex have won five. One match was tied whereas the other two were abandoned.
In their last five head-to-head clashes in the Vitality Blast, Somerset have won three and Middlesex have won two matches.
Middlesex vs Somerset probable playing XI
Middlesex: John Simpson (wicket-keeper), Eoin Morgan (captain), Max Holden, Mark Stoneman, Jack Davies, Joshua De Caires, Sam Robson, Martin Andersson, Tim Murtagh, Jason Behrendorff, Tom Helm.
Somerset: Tom Banton (wicket-keeper), Rilee Rossouw, James Hildreth, Tom Abell (captain), Will Smeed, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Green, Josh Davey, Marchant de Lange, Peter Siddle.
Middlesex vs Somerset top picks
Middlesex: Eoin Morgan has recently retired from international cricket. Morgan has scored 774 runs in 27 Vitality Blast matches at an average of 29.77. The left-handed batter has a strike-rate of 151.76 and a top score of 90 in this tournament.
Somerset: Tom Banton would be the player to watch out for. In the game against Hampshire, Banton smashed a 38-ball 54. In his last five Vitality Blast matches, Banton has scored 133 runs.
Middlesex vs Somerset Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction
Somerset are clear favourites going into this match considering their recent form in the T20 Blast and overall head-to-head record against Middlesex.
The hosts have won only four out of their 12 matches this season. Middlesex have lost four and won only one in their last five matches in the Vitality Blast.
Middlesex vs Somerset Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 21°C
Wind: 25 km/h