HAM vs SOM Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Semi Final T20 Blast 2022
Hampshire Hawks and Somerset face off in the second semi-final of the 2022 Vitality Blast on Saturday afternoon at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Hawks had a large win over Birmingham Bears by 104 runs in their quarter final on July 7. Somerset thrashed Derbyshire Falcons by 191 runs two days later. Read on as we preview this clash. The fixture begins at 14:30 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Hampshire Hawks have been in fine form across the second half of the group stage and were ruthless against Birmingham Bears in their last game. They have plenty of momentum built up over their recent T20 victories.
Somerset showed just how strong they are as they made light work of Derbyshire Falcons in the last eight. They also beat Surrey in their previous game and have a very strong team.
Hampshire vs Somerset T20 Match Live streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.
HAM vs SOM Match Toss Prediction
Hampshire won the toss and chose to bat first in their quarter final, Somerset lost the toss but also batted first. We expect both captains to want to post an imposing total and to elect to bat first.
HAM vs SOM Match Pitch Report
We expect to see a quick and bouncy pitch at Edgbaston for this second semi-final. Spinners are usually used to keep the run rate down as opposed to being strike bowlers at this ground.
No chance of rain during this match with sunny spells and the temperature between 25 and 26 degrees.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Hampshire vs Somerset Semi Final, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Hampshire Team News & Playing 11
HAM Team News
James Vince’s side have undergone a remarkable transformation during this tournament after looking completely out of the running after the first half of the group stage. There are no international call-ups for the Hawks to deplete their line-up ahead of this game.
HAM Key Players
- James Vince – No player has scored more runs than the Hampshire Hawks skipper in this year’s tournament. He has hit two centuries and three fifties.
- Ben McDermott – The Australian opener has scored 401 runs in the competition. He top scored for the Hawks with 61 runs from 36 balls against Birmingham Bears.
- Nathan Ellis – The Australian all-rounder took 3-4 from only nine balls in the quarter final victory. He has gone wicketless in only two games in the tournament.
HAM Team Form
The Hawks have been unstoppable over recent weeks in the tournament. With big scoring batters at the top of the order they are very tough to stop.
Hampshire Predicted Playing 11
Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal
Somerset Team News & Playing 11
SOM Team News
After losing to Kent Spitfires by 25 runs in the 2021 Vitality Blast Final, Somerset have been strong throughout this campaign and are well worth their place in the last four. They are without England’s Craig Overton but apart from that have a full squad to select from.
SOM Key Players
- Rilee Rossouw – The 32-year-old left-hander has scored seven half-centuries and is averaging 50 from 15 innings in the tournament so far.
- Lewis Gregory – The former captain is a talented bowling all-rounder. Due to heavy scores at the top of the Somerset order, he has not shown his worth with the bat but took 2-11 in the quarter final.
- Peter Siddle – With 17 wickets from ten appearances in the T20 Blast, the experienced Australian has been one of Somerset’s most consistent performers with the ball.
SOM Team Form
Somerset arrive at Final’s Day with four straight wins in the T20 Blast. However, their last defeat in the competition was against Hampshire Hawks.
Somerset Predicted Playing 11
Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle, Jack Brooks
HAM vs SOM Team Form in Last Five Matches
HAM : W W W W W
SOM : W W W W L
Hampshire vs Somerset Head to Head
Somerset have a healthy overall lead in the head to head games against Hampshire Hawks in the T20 Blast. However both teams beat each other during the group stage earlier this season.
HAM vs SOM Head to Head Stats in T20
|Matches Played||HAM Won||SOM Won||Tie||NR|
Hampshire vs Somerset Betting Odds
These two sides are perhaps the two most in-form teams in the competition. The bookies are expecting a close game but are backing Somerset to emerge on top.
Who will win HAM vs SOM T20 Blast Match?
There are only two players who have scored 600 runs this season and both will be showcasing their talents in this match. Both James Vince and Rilee Rossouw are fine T20 batters..
Odds to Win The Match
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HAM vs SOM Top Team Batsmen
James Vince, Ben McDermott and Tom Prest are our batting recommendations for Hampshire Hawks. McDermott has scored 71 boundaries in the competition.
Our batting tips for Somerset are Rilee Rossouw, Tom Banton and Will Smeed. Smeed scored 98 from 51 balls in Somerset’s win over Surrey a couple of weeks ago.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|James Vince (HAM)||3.18||2.87||3.24||3.25|
|Ben McDermott (HAM)||3.49||3.20||3.50||3.50|
|Tom Prest (HAM)||6.19||6.00||5.50||5.50|
|Rilee Rossouw (SOM)||3.43||2.87||3.39||3.40|
|Tom Banton (SOM)||5.64||4.75||4.74||4.75|
|Will Smeed (SOM)||4.69||4.00||5.50||5.50|
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HAM vs SOM Top Team Bowlers
For Hampshire Hawks, Brad Wheal, Chris Wood and Liam Dawson are our bowling tips. Dawson is a very consistent performer and has taken 17 wickets this season.
For Somerset, Peter Siddle, Josh Davey and Lewis Gregory are our bowling tips. Davey has been very impressive this year and has 15 wickets at 21.14 in the campaign.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Brad Wheal (HAM)||2.82||4.25||3.74||3.75|
|Nathan Ellis (HAM)||2.82||4.25||4.32||4.33|
|Liam Dawson (HAM)||3.00||4.75||5.00||5.00|
|Peter Siddle (SOM)||4.14||4.33||3.59||3.60|
|Josh Davey (SOM)||4.09||4.33||4.32||4.33|
|Lewis Gregory (SOM)||4.25||4.50||6.00||6.00|
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Hampshire vs Somerset Prediction
Very few times will there have been a semi-final in the T20 Blast which pitted two teams with such recent form as these two in this game. Hampshire Hawks have come from nowhere to give themselves a fighting chance but Somerset have been the consistent side. We are predicting a win for Somerset.
Somerset are favorites to beat Hampshire at the odds of 1.72