SOMERSET have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow's Vitality Blast match away to Hampshire (7pm start).

The victory at Essex has taken Somerset onto a record of three wins and four defeats from their seven matches, giving them six points - just one point behind fourth-placed Hampshire.

Their batsmen were on top form at Chelmsford, with Babar Azam now the competition's top run scorer after striking 56, and Eddie Byrom continuing his fine T20 form with a 22-ball 44.

Perhaps even more pleasing for head coach Jason Kerr would have been the performance of the bowling attack, much criticised in recent weeks, which dismissed the hosts for just 111.

Roelof van der Merwe took a career-best 5-32, with Max Waller claiming 3-26.

Now the attention turns to the Hampshire match, which comes just 24 hours before Somerset host bogey team Kent (who have won the last 11 T20 matches between the sides) at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Saturday evening.

The reverse fixture was won by Hampshire, despite Pakistan star Babar's classy 95 not out for the hosts.

Somerset squad to face Hampshire:

Tom Abell (c), Babar Azam, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth, Tim Groenewald, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Jerome Taylor, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller.

Hampshire squad to face Somerset:

James Vince (c), Kyle Abbott, Tom Alsop, Liam Dawson, Aneurin Donald, James Fuller, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus, Chris Morris, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, Ryan Stevenson, Brad Taylor, Chris Wood.

Byrom's form with the bat has come at an ideal time for Somerset, with T20 captain Lewis Gregory unlikely to return to action until next month.

Head coach Kerr said: “[Gregory's injury] could develop into a stress fracture if we are not careful.

"The [protective] boot will come off soon and Lewis will start his rehab.

“I am not ruling out an earlier return, but my gut feeling is that we won’t see him playing again until September.”