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Buttler confident of Somerset's chances

Somerset do not fear anyone in the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals, according to batsman Jos Buttler.

The England limited-overs international added an important 14 from eight balls in the deciding Midland/Wales/West Group match against Warwickshire Bears on Tuesday night, which Somerset won by 10 runs to set up a last-eight showdown at Surrey.

And the 22-year-old is confident his side are good enough to reach Finals Day on Saturday August 17.

He told ecb.co.uk : "We’re very confident. We think we’re one of the best Twenty20 teams in the country."

"Our top three has been firing. Craig Kieswetter is in fantastic form, Peter Trego is also in great form at the top of the order and Yasir (Arafat) and Alfonso (Thomas) are taking lots of wickets, so we’re really peaking at the right time.

 

"It would have been nice to play (the quarter-final) at home in front of a home crowd but we’ll get some good travelling support, I’m sure.

"We’ll be looking to win and get to Finals Day again. We don’t fear anyone.

"There’s some really good sides out there. Notts have been strong, I’ve seen some of their games, but there’s some really good teams out there and we’re definitely one of them."

Buttler has enjoyed the atmosphere at grounds around the country during the competiton and is looking forward to further bumper as it reaches its climax.

"There’s been some really good crowds throughout the grounds," he said.

"It has picked up this year, whether it has been the weather or more Friday night games, I’m not sure. But it’s brilliant to play in front of big crowds and experience that."

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