The eleventh game of the T20 Blast 2023 will pit Gloucestershire against Glamorgan. Gloucestershire’s last game against the Kent Spitfires was not productive, and they will need to put on a stronger performance to prevail. With this contest, Glamorgan launches its campaign. The team with a new skipper wants to get off to a good start and rely on its batting prowess. In this article we discuss about key elements defining this match of GLOUC VS GLAM.

GLOUC VS GLAM Match Details:

Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan, Vitality Blast 2023

Date: 26/05/2023

Time: 23.00 PM IST

Venue:  County Ground, Bristol, England

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

Gloucestershire’s Homecoming

Gloucestershire is ready to come back in their anglo-welsh derby against Glamorgan at their home field after a discouraging loss to Kent. In the previous game, their batting performance was atrocious; just three players scored in the double digits, with Chris Dent leading the way with an astounding 55 runs. Despite his performance in the previous game, Grant Roelofsen has the potential to be a key player. With the exception of Tom Smith, who shone out with figures of 3-22, the bowlers too had trouble. The rest of the bowling team, led by David Payne, must improve. The team’s captain, Jack Taylor, hopes that past victories over Glamorgan will motivate them.

Dent and Roelofsen’s opening duo must be strong for Gloucestershire to succeed. The middle order needs to be strong as well, with contributions from Hammond, Price, and Bracey. Gohar, Taylor, and MD Taylor in the lower order ought to deliver swift runs. The bowling of David Payne and Tom Smith will be essential, while Paul van Meekeren needs to improve his line and length. Gohar and MD Taylor must cast powerful spells. Gloucestershire would receive their first points and a shot at redemption if they won this game.

Glamorgan’s Opening Battle

Glamorgan competes in the 2023 Vitality Blast under the direction of David Lloyd. However, because of their attendance at a pre-Ashes training camp, they will be without important players Michael Neser and Marnus Labuschagne. Glamorgan still has a potent batting lineup even without Labuschagne, with T20 specialist Colin Ingram, Kiran Carlson, and Sam Northeast. The bowling attack is strengthened by the expertise and experience of Timm van der Gugten and Jamie Mcllroy. With a solid start to the season, Lloyd hopes to improve upon their dismal record versus Gloucestershire from the previous year.

The opening partnership of Thomas Bevan and Sam Northeast, followed by the formidable middle order of Labuschagne (when available), Ingram, and Chris Cooke, are essential to Glamorgan’s success. As finishers, David Lloyd and Daniel Douthwaite are essential. Prem Sisodiya and Neser, the bowling unit, will try to get off to a great start with the new ball, while McIlroy and Douthwaite take advantage of the opposition’s inconsistency. The balanced attack is completed by Lloyd and Andrew Salter.

 Toss & Pitch Report

This field has a unique combination of short boundaries that tempt the batsmen and a surface that allows chances for both quick pacers and cunning spinners. The ball lands gently on the willow, thus the batters look forward to releasing their strokes on this surface. The quick bowlers have the opportunity to make the ball dance early on. With little turn available, it is a formidable challenge for the spinners. As seen in the previous season, where teams found success by setting formidable totals while batting first, the early overs promise a lovely batting spectacle. Therefore, winning the toss in an exciting matchup should give one the confidence to grasp the moment and rack up a significant score.


It will be clear skies over Bristol during the entire match

Temperature 18°C Real Feel Shade™ 17°
Wind       NE 19km/h Cloud cover 11%
Wind Gusts 35km/h Humidity    44%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  7°C Time   23.00 PM INST

GLOUC VS GLAM Head-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 38

Won by GLOUC: 14

Won by GLAM:16

No Result: 8

Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan, GLOUC VS GLAM  recent forms

Gloucestershire LWLLW
Glamorgan WLLWW

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jack Taylor (c), Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Grant Roelofsen, James Bracey (wk), Oliver Price, Zafar Gohar, Tom Smith, David Payne, MD Taylor, Paul van Meekeren

Glamorgan  Predicted Playing XI:

David Lloyd (c), Thomas Bevan, Sam Northeast, Colin Ingram, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Cooke (wk), Daniel Douthwaite, Prem Sisodiya, Jamie McIlroy, Andrew Salter, Michael Neser

(GLOUC VS GLAM)Prediction: GLAM to Triumph:

in a highly anticipated clash between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan, both teams find themselves in a position where exceeding expectations is vital to secure a spot among the top four in the fiercely competitive South Group. Gloucestershire’s lackluster performance against Kent Spitfires left much to be desired, but they are eager to bounce back and display a marked improvement in this crucial encounter. However, Glamorgan’s formidable batting prowess makes them the favorites in our books.

Gloucestershire’s batting lineup struggled immensely in their previous outing, crumbling to a mere 113 runs. Their lack of form is a growing concern and raises doubts about their ability to deliver a commanding performance with the bat. On the other hand, Glamorgan boasts a strong batting arsenal, featuring the likes of Sam Northeast, Colin Ingram, and the formidable Marnus Labuschagne. This formidable trio has the potential to wreak havoc and put Gloucestershire’s bowlers to the test.

Notably, Glamorgan’s bowling attack has been bolstered by the exceptional form of Michael Neser, whose impressive performances have added depth and strength to their bowling unit. His prowess with the ball makes Glamorgan an all the more formidable force to contend with.

While Glamorgan has struggled historically against Gloucestershire, recent enhancements in their bowling attack provide a glimmer of hope for a reversal of fortunes. However, Gloucestershire’s home advantage cannot be overlooked, even though they find themselves in a lean patch at the moment. This contest promises to be a tightly contested battle, but Glamorgan’s potent batting lineup gives them a slight edge in our prediction.

As the stage is set for this thrilling encounter, cricket enthusiasts can expect a display of fierce competition and exceptional skill. Will Glamorgan triumph and prove their mettle against Gloucestershire’s home advantage, or will the hosts rise to the occasion and defy expectations? The answer lies in the exhilarating clash that awaits us. Only time will tell who emerges victorious, but for now, we predict Glamorgan to clinch the win in this gripping contest.




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