Lancashire have blown hot and cold throughout their campaign despite the obvious talent on their roster. When it really mattered though, they managed to string together victories over Northamptonshire, Durham and Yorkshire, which helped them reach the last eight of the competition.
Had they lost even one of those three games, they would have crashed out of the competition. But they didn’t and their reward was a second-place finish in North Group behind Nottinghamshire.
Lancashire will be without Finn Allen but the timely returns of Liam Livingstone and Matt Parkinson will offset the Kiwi’s absence.
Somerset were a lot more consistent and predictable as compared to Lancashire during their campaign through the group stage.
Like Lancashire, they were also the runners-up in their South Group but finished with two more points (18) than their quarterfinal opponents.
In order to seal their qualification, Somerset had to overcome Glamorgan and Gloucestershire, which they did.
Devon Conway will be missing for Somerset, which means that the pairing of Tom Banton and Steve Davies should open the innings. Craig Overton is also away on national duty and will be unavailable.