What has happened to Somerset?

Just what has happened to pre season county championship favourites Somerset?

Their innings and 20 run thrashing to Lancashire is their 2nd successive innings defeat in the 2 games they have played so far this season. In fairness at least it is a bit of an improvement on their 50 all out against Warwickshire last week.

Innings defeats for Somerset seem to be as common as Varun Chopra double hundreds for Warwickshire at the moment. After crashing to 201 all out in their 1st innings on a decent batting track at Worcestershire, I started to wonder was the Somerset win just a blip.

The 2nd innings has seen Mohammad Yousuf get runs (81) and Chopra will resume on 223. Chopra has already passed the 210 he scored against Somerset last week, he must have thought it would be a long time before he bettered that effort, batting must seem easy to him at the moment – so enjoy it while it lasts.

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