Somerset planning for 2013 season - News - Somerset County Cricket Club it seems they;re looking to strength the batting rather than the bowling. The top 5 or 6 batsmen in the squad are very good and then there is a pretty big fall off(Jones, Barrow) so i can see the need for another batsman. Possibly a lot is dependent on whether Compton is a success with England and whether KW is dropped permanently.
Would be interesting if they got another high scoring batsman as an overseas player and paired them with Tres, Compton, Hildreth and Kieswetter. Could be carnage at Taunton.
Spin is a big issue going forward imo. Dockrell is good enough to be the regular spinner but coming in and out of the season to play for Ireland really disrupts Somerset especially as there is no decent alternative.
Someone like Moeen Ali from the domestic game is someone they could target as he is a top order batsmen but also bowled a lot of overs of offspin this season. He could be the frontline spinner when Dockrell isn't there and second when he is.
On a different note Liam Plunkett signed for Yorkshire today.