Somerset vs Hampshire Match Preview
The Cooper Associates County Cricket Ground, located in Taunton, Somerset, England, will play host to a brilliant game between the home team Somerset and the visiting side of Hampshire in the Liverpool Victoria County Championship league competition Group 2 from 3 June 2021, Thursday to 6 June 2021, Sunday. The visiting side, who come all the way from the southern coast of England, appears to be a little flustered with all the travelling and touring, but we think that they will be able to make do with the exhaustion and get a good game of cricket for us to view. On the other hand, the home team can make use of this diversion and fatigue in the opposition camp and try to get all the points on offer here. At the time of writing, Somerset is ranked in the 2nd position of the league table with 104 points to their name, whereas their opponents Hampshire are perched just one spot below them with 94 points inside their big blue bag.
Somerset Team News
Somerset will have to fight it out with their bitter rivals Gloucestershire if they intend to get promoted to the next division in the next season. Led by all-rounder Tom Abell, we believe that they have the right number of players who can do so. Apart from the experienced James Hildreth and Roelef van der Merwe, Somerset also has England internationals Tom Banton, Jack Leach and Craig Overton in their ranks.
Hampshire Team News
Hampshire, led by England international James Vince, has some fantastic players in their ranks, including Liam Dawson, Mohammad Abbas, and Kyle Abbott. Youngsters such as Sam Northeast help balance out the tally for the team from the south coast of England, which used to be the home of the legendary Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen once upon a time and former Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Somerset vs Hampshire Betting Tips and Score Prediction
Neither the home team Somerset nor their opponents Hampshire appears to be the downright favourites to win this match. Since the two teams are so well matched with each other, we expect this game to end as a drawn encounter, with both the teams ending the fourth evening by shaking hands.
- There has been a fine balance and mixture of results in the past recorded contests between the two teams.
- At the time of writing, there is a gap of only 10 points between the two teams in the league table, which can be covered quickly.
- Both of these teams will be battling to get promoted to the next division and Gloucestershire, who are the league leaders at the moment.
Somerset to win
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