England One Day Cup South Group table toppers Somerset are up against Essex in their next encounter at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Friday.
Somerset started their 50-over campaign of the season with three wins on the bounce. The first of the tournament was a massive one as they defeated Kent by 264 runs. Taking the momentum forward, Somerset notched two more wins to consolidate their position at the head of the points table.
Meanwhile, Essex started their campaign on a winning note registering a 180-run win. However, they could not keep the momentum going and lost two in a row thereafter.
Where: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
When: 26 April at 5:30 PM IST
SOM vs ESS Playing 11 & Squads
SOM Playing 11: Stay tuned
Somerset squad: Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Craig Overton, Peter Trego and Roelof van der Merwe
ESS Playing 11: Stay tuned
Essex squad: Ryan ten Doeschate (captain), Ravi Bopara, Alastair Cook, Sam Cook, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, Aron Nijjar, Rishi Patel, Jamie Porter, Matt Quinn, Peter Siddle, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Robbie White
SOM vs ESS Dream 11 Team
Somerset fantasy picks – C Overton, JC Hildreth, T Banton and L Gregory have all been among the runs for Somerset. C Overton has been the pick of the Somerset bowlers while JH Davey has claimed 6 scalps in three games.
Essex fantasy picks – T Westley and DW Lawrence have all scored 100+ runs in the tournament thus far. Peter Siddle and SJ Cook have been the best two bowlers for the side.
Wicket-Keeper -T Banton
Batsmen -T Abell, J Hildreth, A Cook, T Westley
All Rounders – L Gregory, R Bopara, D Lawrence
Bowlers – C Overton, J Davey, S Cook
Captain – J Hildreth
Vice Captain – R Bopara