Somerset is the only side to remain unbeaten in this competition.
Northamptonshire will take on Somerset in the Group 1 fixture of English One Day Cup 2021 on Sunday. The loss against Warwickshire by a massive 134 runs even made it worse for Northamptonshire to their knock-out qualification. They must win their last 2 matches to give themselves a chance. Right now they are at the 8th spot in the standings with 4 points.
Meanwhile, Somerset are one step away from finding their spot in the knockouts. They are unbeaten in this tournament and currently occupy the 2nd spot in Group 1 one standings with 8 points. They have lost to Northamptonshire in their last 4 meetings and it will be interesting how they are going to perform in this match.
Northamptonshire vs Somerset, Group 1
Venue: County Ground, Northampton
Date &Time: August 8th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
It’s disappointing for the players and fans as there are more chances of rain in this match. History tells us that the wicket here will support the batters in the first half of the match and later the wicket is expected to slow down as the game progresses.
Probable Playing XIs NOR vs SOM:
Ricardo Vasconcelos (c), Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Charlie Thurston / Graeme White, Wayne Parnell, Tom Taylor, Simon Kerrigan, Ben Sanderson, Jack White
Steve Davies (wk), Sam Young, James Rew, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Eddie Byrom, Kasey Aldridge, George Drissell, Josh Davey (c), Sonny Baker, Marchant de Lange
NOR vs SOM Top Picks for NOR vs SOM Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Northamptonshire
Ricardo Vasconcelos has scored 105 runs in 5 innings at an average of 26.25 with the highest score of 50. He is a good pick for your fantasy teams.
When everyone struggled to score runs against Warwickshire, Tom Taylor stood strong at one end and scored 57* runs from 65 balls. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 122 runs and picked up 5 wickets.
Top Picks – Somerset
Lewis Goldsworthy with the most runs for Somerset in this tournament with 215 runs in 4 innings at an average of 71.66 which includes 2 half-centuries.
Steve Davies has been vital for Somerset at the top of the order, he has scored 157 runs in 4 innings at an average of 39.25 with the highest score of 131.93.
NOR vs SOM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NOR vs SOM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steve Davies, Ricardo Vasconcelos, James Hildreth, Rob Keogh, Ben Curran, Tom Taylor (vc), Lewis Goldsworthy (c), Emilio Gay, Marchant de Lange, Ben Sanderson, Jack White
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NOR vs SOM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steve Davies, Ricardo Vasconcelos (vc), James Hildreth (c), Saif Zaib, Ben Curran, Sam Young, Tom Taylor, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack White, Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker
NOR vs SOM Risky Captaincy Choices:
Ben Curran has scored 76 runs in 4 matches so far in this tournament, it’s bit risky to pick him as the captain for your fantasy teams.
Kasey Aldridge has picked up 6 wickets and scored 21 runs with the bat in this tournament, you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Since Steve Davies and Ricardo Vasconcelos are the first choice wicket-keeping options, hence it’s better to avoid James Rew while making your fantasy teams.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.