Somerset go up against Derbyshire in the North Group match of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Saturday, July 9, at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton from 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Somerset finished second in the T20 Blast 2022, South Group points table with 20 points, winning 10 of their 14 matches. The hosts scored 218 runs in their last match in this tournament thanks to Will Smeed’s 51-ball 98 and beat Surrey by 47 runs. They are expected to field the same lineup in the quarterfinal at Taunton.

Derbyshire won four of their last five matches in the T20 Blast. Their only defeat in this run came against Nottinghamshire by 94 runs. Wayne Madsen scored an unbeaten century in their last match as they Durham by 5 wickets. The visitors are also expected to make no changes to their playing XI for the quarterfinal.

Somerset vs Derbyshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

Betway odds: Somerset: 1.53, Derbyshire: 2.40 

Parimatch odds: Somerset: 1.54, Derbyshire: 2.44

Betwinner odds: Somerset: 1.55, Derbyshire: 2.43

10CRIC odds: Somerset: 1.54, Derbyshire: 2.44

1xBet odds: Somerset: 1.55, Derbyshire: 2.43 

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Somerset vs Derbyshire head-to-head

Somerset and Derbyshire will face each other for the first time in the Vitality T20 Blast. 

Somerset won the head-to-head encounter in the Royal London One-Day Cup last year by six wickets.    

Somerset vs Derbyshire probable playing XI

Somerset: Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wicket-keeper), Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (captain), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle. 

Derbyshire: Shan Masood (captain), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Hilton Cartwright, Brooke Guest (wicket-keeper), Alex Hughes, Mattie McKiernan, Mark Watt, Ben Aitchison, George Scrimshaw.

Somerset vs Derbyshire top picks

Somerset: Tom Abell is the top pick in this fixture. The Somerset captain has scored 351 runs at an average of 31.90 and a strike-rate of 136.04 in 14 matches in this tournament. He scored 70 runs off 36 balls in the last T20 Blast encounter against Surrey.     

Derbyshire: Mattie McKiernan is the player to watch out for from the visitors. The leg-spinner has picked up 17 wickets at an economy rate of 7.93 in T20 Blast 2022. He has also scored 64 runs at a strike-rate of 168.42 in this tournament.

Somerset vs Derbyshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction 

Somerset have the advantage in this encounter against Derbyshire considering the home advantage and their form in the last few matches of the tournament. They also won the latest 50-over fixture between these two sides.

The visitors have themselves been in commendable form this season in the T20 Blast. They can mount a serious challenge to the hosts in this quarterfinal. 

Somerset vs Derbyshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 26°C

Precipitation: 7%

Humidity: 73%

Wind: 12 km/h