16th June 2012
Somerset vs Northamptonshire Betting: Northamptonshire good value to take advantage of absent South Africans
Somerset started the Friends Life T20 tournament in fine form against Warwickshire on Wednesday night and after a washout at Gloucestershire the following night they will be looking to cement their good start when they host Northamptonshire in the Mid/Wales/West group in front of the TV cameras at Taunton on Sunday afternoon. Northamptonshire have played one match in the tournament which was a rain affected no result so they will be looking to kickstart their campaign here.
Somerset will go into this match as the 8/15 favourites with Stan James. The heroes with the bat in their first match were the overseas duo of Richard Levi and Albie Morkel who scored over 100 runs between them. Unfortunately for Somerset those two have left the club for a week or so to play for South Africa. The hero with the ball was Max Waller and he does play but Craig Kieswetter misses out as he’s on England duty.
Northamptonshire have no international issues to deal with but they do have a few injuries which they are nursing. To be fair the only out and out absentee who would definitely have started would have been David Sales but the likes of Chaminda Vaas and Jack Brooks will both play with niggles. Andrew Hall is fit to play while Cameron White will be relied on to bring the star quality to a light and struggling batting line up.
With no Marcus Trescothick either this Somerset side will now be the side which has struggled in the CB40 earlier in the season so with that in mind it could be worth siding with Northamptonshire. The Steelbacks aren’t the most reliable in the world but they do have individual match winners in their ranks and if those matchwinners can perform then Northants could easily snatch this at a nice price and a price which is a lot higher than it should be without the South African influence for Somerset.
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Author: 'Arry Allsports