Essex vs Somerset, June 29, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction

Essex vs Somerset, June 29, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
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Match: Essex vs Somerset

Date: 29th June 2021

Place (venue): The County Ground, Chelmsford.

Tournament: Vitality Blast 2021

Format: Twenty20 match

Caption: Can Essex repeat the past and win this contest against Somerset, or will there be a twist in the tale this time?

Key Stats:

  • In the past five matches that these two teams played against each other, Somerset has won three matches, while Essex has managed to win two. In the latest match of Vitality Blast 2021 between Essex and Somerset, Essex had emerged victorious.
  • Both the teams have failed to secure top positions on the points table in the South Group. Somerset had to face a few matches with no results while Essex had lost a few matches. Both these teams will be looking forward to winning this match and claim those precious two points.
  • After claiming a comfortable win over Surrey in the past matches, the Essex team will be high with confidence and they would want to continue with this winning momentum in the tournament. The batting performances of James Hildreth and Tom Abell are good news for the Somerset camp.

Match Preview

Essex will enter in a head-to-head encounter against Somerset in Vitality Blast 2021 on 29th June 2021. This match will be played at County Ground, Chelmsford. Essex is currently placed 7th in the South Group points table, they have played 7 matches out of which they have won 2, lost 4, and 1 match ended without any result. Somerset holds 5th position on ht e South Group points table. Somerset has played six matches so far, they have won 2, lost 2 and 2 matches have ended with no result.

In the past five head-to-head matches between these two teams, Essex has won two matches, while Somerset has won three matches. In the latest contest between these two teams, Essex had emerged as a winner, this will surely boost the confidence of the Essex camp in this contest.

Essex Preview

Essex have been struggling in this tournament since the beginning. They did not have a memorable season in 2020, but they were winners of the 2019 season. Essex would surely want to turn the tables and secure top positions in the points table. Essex is placed seventh in the South Group points table.

William Buttleman and Adam Wheater form the opening pair for Essex’s batting unit. Both these batsmen are capable to provide runs at a higher strike during the powerplay. Buttleman scored an excellent fifty against Surrey in the previous match. Dan Lawerence, Michael Pepper, and James Neesham form the middle order for this batting unit. Ryan ten Doeschate and Paul Walter Have the capability to hit the ball out of the park at the end of the innings.

Sam Cook and Dan Lawerence have been exceptional with their bowling skills and are currently the key bowlers in Essex’s bowling unit. Sam Cook had claimed 4 wickets in the previous contest against Surrey. Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, and Captain Simon Harmer provide this team with excellent bowling alternatives.

Top players for Essex:

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
William Buttleman 5 128 32
Ryan ten Doeschate 185 3439 28.18


Name (Bowler) Matches Wicket Economy
Sam Cook 18 19 8.37
Simon Harmer 56 47 8.28

Essex Playing XI: 

William Buttleman, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawerence, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, Sam Cook.

Somerset Preview

Somerset have had a disappointing start to this season. They had two out of six matches ending up with no results. Somerset is currently placed fifth on the South Group points table. It has been a long time since Somerset has won the title, they will be looking forward to securing their place in the playoffs this season.

Tom Banton and James Hildreth open the innings for this team. James Hildreth has been in excellent batting form, he has been consistently scoring runs for Somerset. Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, and Tom Lammonboy consist of the middle order of this batting unit. Babar Azam and Tom Abell provide this batting unit with better batting alternatives.

Jack Leach and Max Waller are the key bowlers for Somerset this season. Josh Davey is the leading wicket-taker for Somerset this season. Craig Overton, Lewis Goldsworthy, and Lewis Gregory provide this bowling unit with economical bowling alternatives.

Key players for Somerset: 

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
James Hildreth 200 3863 25.08
Lewis Gregory 92 1114 22.28


Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
Max Waller  137 135 7.34
Lewis Gregory 92 89 9.03

Somerset Probable Playing XI:

Tom Banton, James Hildreth, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory (c), Craig Overton, Ben Green, Jack Leach, Josh Davey, Max Waller


The venue for this match is The County Ground, Chelmsford. This venue is the home ground for Essex County Club.

Toss Info

The toss-winning team would like to bat second at this venue. It will be easier to chase at this venue.

Pitch and Weather Report

On match day, the weather will be overcast with the possibility of rain. The ground temperature will be between 19 °C and 13 °C at its highest and lowest points.

Our Prediction

Looking at the past performances in head-to-head contests between these teams and the current form of the teams. Essex has a clear advantage over Somerset. The home-ground advantage will play in the favour of Essex.

We predict that Essex will defeat Somerset.

Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.

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