The much awaited match between Gloucestershire and Somerset will take place at Bristol on June 9 at 11:00 PM IST. Somerset will take on Gloucestershire, who are anxious about their standing in the points standings, looking to continue their extraordinary string of spectacular performances. Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players, performances, and match prediction of Gloucestershire vs Somerset
Gloucestershire vs Somerset Match Details:
Time: 23.00 PM IST
Venue: County Ground Bristol
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
Gloucestershire has improved their position in the South Group table despite a poor start to the competition.Their confidence has been reinforced by their comfortable 7-wicket victory against Middlesex and the fact that they are only two points out of the top four spots.Although first written off by many experts, Gloucestershire is now defying the odds as they look for a fourth victory in their last five games.
Oliver Price, a 21-year-old batting all-rounder, made an impression with his best performance of the season, scoring 46 runs off of 40 balls in the victory over Middlesex. Zafar Gohar’s (37 not out from 22 balls) and opener Miles Hammond’s (34 runs from 38 balls) significant contributions have been crucial for the squad.
In their previous come across, Gloucestershire’s bowling assault destroyed a shaky Middlesex batting lineup.They have a more difficult task ahead of them because of Somerset’s lengthy batting order.David Payne’s 2-21 and Oliver Price’s 2-18 statistics from the most recent game demonstrate their effectiveness.
Before Somerset’s loss to Hampshire Hawks, they were on track to win every game they played in the group stage.In the Vitality T20 Blast 2023, Somerset has been the most impressive team in both the South Group and the North Group.However, they were defeated by Hampshire Hawks by a score of 5 and therefore suffered their first loss of the competition.
Tom Banton, a keeper-batter who had missed a few games owing to injuries, had a strong comeback against the Hawks with 31 runs off just 21 balls.Somerset’s batting strength increased on Wednesday thanks to Will Smeed’s first half-century of the 2023 Blast.
The variety and depth of Somerset’s bowling lineup has contributed to their success and stability.Both Matt Henry, who is in fifth place with 11 dismissals and has taken the most wickets in the competition, and Ben Green have excelled.
Toss & Pitch Report
The County Ground in Bristol will serve as the site of this Vitality T20 Blast match. On a field that helps pace bowlers, both teams will be anticipating this Westcountry derby. To far, 41 T20 matches have taken place here, with an average first innings score of 166. Teams batting first have triumphed in these games on 17 occasions, while teams batting second have done so 24 times. According to these statistics, teams may want to field first to improve their chances of winning. The toss winners are therefore anticipated to select the same option.
The probability of rain is quite low, and the temperature is forecast to be around 24 degrees Celsius.
|Real Feel Shade™ 21°
|Wind ENE 19km/h
|Cloud cover 90%
|Wind Gusts 33km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 6100m
|Dew point 15°C
|Time 23.00 PM INST
Gloucestershire vs Somerset Head-to-Head statistics :
Overall Played: 38
Won by Gloucestershire : 14
Won by Somerset:17
No Result: 7
Gloucestershire vs Somerset Recent Forms
Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:
Grant Roelofsen, Ben Charlesworth, Miles Hammond, Oliver Price, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Zafar Gohar, Danny Lamb, MD Taylor, Tom Smith, David Payne
Somerset Predicted Playing XI:
Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wk), Sean Dickson, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory (c), Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Matt Henry, Peter Siddle, Shoaib Bashir
Gloucestershire vs Somerset Prediction: Somerset to win
This tournament’s Somerset team has been nothing short of extraordinary. This season, they have finally established themselves as an unstoppable powerhouse thanks to their exceptional performance in every facet of the game. They have won six of their games thanks to their performances in a way that can only be characterized as amazing. They are still moving in a positive direction despite their misstep in the most recent game versus Hampshire. Gloucestershire, on the other hand, has had a rather good season thus far, winning three of their first six games. While Somerset may currently seem to be the superior team, Gloucestershire unquestionably has what it takes to rise to the situation and perform admirably against their forthcoming opponents.