On Wednesday, June 21, at 11 PM IST, Glamorgan and Somerset will square off in the 95th match of the 2023 Vitality T20 Blast. This South Group match will take place at Cardiff’s Sophia Garden Cricket Ground. Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players, performances, and match prediction of Glamorgan vs Somerset
Glamorgan vs Somerset Match Details:
Time: 23.00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Garden Cricket Ground, Cardiff
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
The cricket team from Glamorgan has had a mixed season and is presently ranked sixth in the South Group Points table. They had a negative Net Run Rate (-0.805) despite winning five of their ten games. They were defeated by Surrey in their previous game. Glamorgan’s recent home triumph, though, has increased their self-assurance, particularly in their bowling performance. Their bowlers had been pricey and ineffectual prior to this victory. They lost to Essex twice in a row after giving up 226 runs in Cardiff and failing to stop a total of 175 runs in Chelmsford. Glamorgan scored 183 runs against Gloucestershire in their most recent match, with the help of Sam Northeast, Chris Cooke, and Timm van der Gugten.
In this game, the middle-order batsmen will be essential because to their recent strong play. By capturing three wickets each, Peter Hatzoglou and Ruaidhri Smith significantly contributed to Glamorgan’s triumph and put an end to their home-field losing skid. For Glamorgan to complete the inning, Timm van der Gugten, who consistently performs well in the lower order, is essential. As an opening batsman, Carlson has demonstrated strong performance. The team’s bowling assault has been a problem, but there is hope for a turnaround after Hatzoglou and Smith’s recent standout performances. Additionally vital bowlers that can take significant wickets in the lineup are Jamie Mcllroy and Timm van der Gugten.
The cricket team from Somerset has been playing remarkably well this year, winning eight of ten games. With a strong Net Run Rate (NRR) of 1.678, they now occupy the first spot in the points standings. Given that their top order batsmen have consistently produced, Somerset will enter this match with the advantage of winning momentum. Given that Somerset is the dominant club in the South Group and is playing a lower-ranked squad, the matchup appears to be well in Somerset’s favor on paper. Lewis Gregory, the captain of Somerset, is worried because of the team’s recent inconsistency. Their bowlers gave up 195 runs while bowling first in a prior match at Taunton, which led to a crushing 80-run defeat for Somerset.
Tom Banton stood out with a brilliant knock of 53 off 37 balls at the top of the order despite the lackluster performance. In the subsequent game, Somerset successfully chased down 187 runs although playing away from home with 7 wickets in hand. Will Smeed rediscovered his touch, and Banton maintained his strong form. Due to their present form and capacity for hitting huge smashes, the opening batsmen Tom Banton and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are the team’s best strengths.
Tom Abell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore further the batting lineup’s promise and dependability. Even though Kohler-Cadmore might not stay at the crease for a long time, he helps to keep the run rate high and the tempo of the innings moving.The top four batsmen for Somerset are responsible for their success this season. With solid lower-order hitters like Sean Dickinson, Lewis Gregory, and Ben Green, the squad also has depth in their lineup.For Somerset, bowlers Matt Henry, Roelof van der Merwe, and Josh Davey will be instrumental. They have made significant contributions to the bowling unit and will be counted on to get wickets.
Toss & Pitch Report
Although this is a high-scoring field, the second innings might be challenging to bat on. As the surface becomes more challenging to bat on in the second innings, the teams here choose to bat first and set a target.
The forecast for Friday’s game calls for cloudy skies and slightly chance of rain
|Real Feel Shade™ 14°
|Wind W 9km/h
|Cloud cover 85%
|Wind Gusts 20 km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 7400m
|Dew point 12C
|Time 23.00 PM INST
Glamorgan vs Somerset Head-to-Head statistics :
Overall Played: 37
Won by Somerset : 24
Won by Glamorgan :11
No Result: 2
Glamorgan Predicted Playing XI:
Callum Taylor, Kiran Carlson(c), Billy Root, Colin Ingram, Ben Kellaway, Andy Gorvin, Sam Northeast, Zain Ul Hassan, Prem Sisodiya, Peter Hatzoglou, Timm Van Der Gugten
Somerset Predicted Playing XI:
Tom Abell ©, Will Smeed, Tom Banton, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sean Dickson, Ben Green, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Jack Brooks, Tom Lammonby, James Rew
Glamorgan vs Somerset Prediction: Somerset to win
Somerset is in the lead in the South Group points table and has more victories than Glamorgan this year. Compared to Glamorgan, they have been producing triumphs more frequently. Our forecaster believes Somerset will easily win the match since the momentum is on their side.The home field advantage will be on Glamorgan’s side. However, their current success was limited to a single game. There are still some weak spots in their camp, and after they play Surrey before the match against Somerset, it will be apparent what to anticipate from Glamorgan. Glamorgan might not be in the best shape to face the table-toppers given that there is only a 24-hour turnaround between two games, and given Somerset’s batting lineup and recent results, we believe the visitors will prevail in this match.