Somerset will fight the inspired Surrey on August 2 at The Cooper Associate County Ground, Taunton. Somerset has a mixed result in this tournament so far. They have won their first match against Glamorgan while lost the second game vs Kent. Surrey lost against Essex in their first match by a big margin. The match against Somerset will be very challenging for them as they will play at Somerset’s ground. Here, we are going to discuss the vital players from both teams.

Somerset will fight inspired Surrey in their own ground: SOM vs SUR SG Vitality Blast T20 2019

Somerset start with a positive note on this tournament against the Glamorgan but lost the next game vs Kent. Surrey’s introduction isn’t that convincing in Vitality T20 Blast 2019. Somerset finished the 2018 Vitality Blast campaign by finishing first the from Southerner‘s group while Surrey finished fifth in the group.


Tom Banton

The wicket-keeper cum opening batsman of Somerset is the main hope for their batting in this season. He has been consistent since his promotion in first-class cricket in 2018. Tom Banton scored 64 runs from 34 balls with an astonishing strike rate of 188.24. He posted 28 runs from 24 deliveries vs Kent. The 20-year-old opener can make another big innings against Surrey.

The young promising player is showing consistency
The young promising player is showing consistency

Roelof van der Merwe

The South African born veteran bowler is one of the best off-spinner in County Cricket. He is in a very good form right now. Van der Merwe took 2 wickets vs Glamorgan and 3 wickets vs Kent. He can make striking damage to Surrey’s flimsy batting line up.


Will Jacks

The young opener os Surrey has lots of tasks to do. Another opener Aaron Finch will not play because of Ashes series so the pressure will be on him. This will be his chance to show his potential. He already showed his potential though. The young English batsman is one of Surrey’s clutches of youngsters who are very promising. He scored 29 in 8 balls vs Essex in Surrey’s first match vs Essex. He can do better in the next games for sure.

Will Jacks is key for Surrey as Finch won't be there
Will Jacks is key for Surrey as Finch won’t be there

Jade Dernbech 

The overall bowling line up is not that convincing of the Surrey County Club. They’re struggling in this position. Only their captain Jern Dernbech is a bit of promising, although he’s not a top-class bowler at all.

Jade Dernbach
Jade Dernbach

Somerset has more weighty players and perfect shaped squad than Surrey. The lesson of the previous edition is also motivating for them. Surrey’s bowling option needs more versatility and they will also find it difficult to replace Aussi skipper Finch who will join with his squad.