We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Somerset: Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wk), Tom Abell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Lewis Gregory (c), Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Matt Henry, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle
Hampshire: James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal
(Based on the last three games in Taunton)
1st innings avg. score: 230/6
2nd innings avg. score: 146/10
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: —
Seamers took 79% of the wickets, with 29 of 47 wickets falling between overs 15 and 20. Meanwhile, eight fifties were registered – of which six belonged to the top order.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
James Vince was the leading run-getter (678 at 48), including two hundreds and three fifties for Hampshire in 2022. Against Somerset, he has the highest score of 129* off 62.
Ben Green took the most wickets (21) for Somerset in the previous edition – of which three came against Hampshire.
In addition to inflicting 19 dismissals at Taunton, Tom Banton accumulated 711 runs at 36 – 132 of those came in three matches versus Hampshire.
It was an impressive debut season in 2022 for Peter Siddle at Taunton, where he picked 11 wickets including the best figures of three for 10.
In the previous season, Tom Abell and Will Smeed collectively added 807 runs at 30, including five half-centuries. Moreover, they generated bonus points for hammering as many as 110 boundaries.
Ben McDermott slammed the most half-centuries (five) and sixes (34) for Hampshire in 2022.
Chris Wood (20 runs and three wickets) and Nathan Ellis (five wickets) featured in the Best11 in three of their last five T20s. Moreover, they bagged 36 wickets between them last year.