SOM vs GLO Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 23, 2023
In one of the South Group encounters to be played at the venue of The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, England, Somerset will take on Gloucestershire later today. On the eve of this day/night affair let's take a close look at the pitch report, match prediction, and betting tips for the game.
Somerset vs Gloucestershire Head-To-Head
The Somerset County team has played against Gloucestershire Gladiators in 32 games that have provided a clear result. The Gloucestershire side has won 14 of these games while Somerset has won 18 of these contests. The average number of runs scored by Gladiators is 155.7 while the average number of runs scored by Somerset is 161.3. The biggest score recorded by the Gladiators team is 227 runs while the Somerset team scored 250 runs as their top score against Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire team has won 4 matches while batting first while the Somerset team has won 8 games batting first.
Somerset vs Gloucestershire Live Streaming and Broadcast
English fans can watch this game between Somerset and Gloucestershire Gladiators on the TV channel Sky Sports. The game can also be viewed via live streaming on the app and website of Sky Go. It is possible for Indian cricket enthusiasts to view this encounter live via Sony Sports Network. The viewers can also watch the game on the SonyLiv app to enjoy it via live streaming.
SOM vs GLO Team Previews
In a day/night game played in Cardiff for the South Group, Somerset played against Glamorgan on 21st June. Somerset team came out trumps in this game by a thumping margin of 8 wickets and with 17 balls to spare. The Glamorgan team batted first in the game to score 171 runs all out. The Somerset team chased down the target in 17.1 overs with 8 wickets to spare. As a result of this win, Somerset has now reached the top of the points table in the South Group division. The Glamorgan team scored a decent total of 171 runs while batting first.
We saw career-best efforts from Kiran Carlson and Timm van der Gugten for Glamorgan. But this was not to be sufficient as Somerset marched to an easy win with 17 balls to spare. The Somerset bowlers Jack Brooks and Craig Overton picked up 3 wickets apiece to peg back the Glamorgan batting charge. The Somerset batters Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Will Smeed scored fifties during the chase to ensure that the visitors reached their target easily in the end. This victory has placed the Somerset team clear of the Surrey outfit at the top of the points table.
The Somerset chase got off to a roaring start with Will Smeed in top form. He might have been dismissed in the second over but Billy Root dropped a chance on the square leg boundary. Smeed was to take a full toll after this opportunity. The only wicket to fall during the Somerset powerplay was that of Tom Banton. But Smeed together with Kohler-Cadmore took the game away from Glamorgan and by the time a breakthrough was achieved, the game was all but over with just a few runs required to run a ball. Kohler-Cadmore took the Somerset side home with a 62 not out.
Somerset Playing 11
Tom Banton, Will Smeed, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Thomas Abell, Sean Dickson, Ben Green, Kasey Aldridge, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Matt Henry, Shoaib Bashir.
In another encounter between Gloucestershire and Sussex yesterday at Bristol, the Sussex team managed to register a win by a solid margin of 7 wickets with as many as 40 balls to spare. Batting first the Gloucestershire outfit succeeded in reaching a score of 140 runs all out from their stipulated overs. the Sussex team chased this modest total easily with 7 wickets to spare. The left-hander Harrison Ward hit a fifty for Sussex to propel them to an easy win over Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire batting was put under the skid earlier by Aristidis Karvelas with a 4-fer for 20 runs.
The overseas player Grant Roelofsen was the leading run-getter for Gloucestershire scoring 41 runs for them. The last wicket partnership between Tom Smith and Matt Taylor realized 31 runs to add some kind of respectability to the score. This was 7th loss for Gloucestershire from 11 games and it ended Gloucestershire's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the competition. The Gloucestershire team was relying on their left-handed batsmen to take advantage of the shorter square boundaries at the venue. But these hopes were quickly dashed away as both Ben Charlesworth and Miles Hammond fell early to Karvelas bowling.
Roelofsen looked good for a while and looked all set for a half-century but he fluffed the lines by cutting Shadab Khan straight to the point fielder. Roelofsen got 41 from 27 balls and was involved in a good partnership with Price that realized 50 runs. None of the Gloucestershire batsmen could convert their starts into a big score and apply enough pressure. Price scored 19 runs before hoisting Shadab to George Garton as the hosts quickly slipped to 78 for 5 in the 11th over of their innings. Clark and Ward while starting the Sussex innings prevented Gloucestershire bowlers from getting early breakthroughs with an opening wicket stand of 83 runs from 6.4 overs.
Gloucestershire Playing 11
Grant Roelofsen, Miles Hammond, Ben Wells, Ben Charlesworth, Jack Taylor, James Bracey, GLV Buuren, David Payne, Josh Shaw, Ajeet Dale, Zaman Akhter.
SOM vs GLO Toss Prediction
As many as 62 T20 domestic matches have been played at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. A majority of 34 of these games have been won by the team batting first. So, we expect the skipper to win the toss to bat first on the ground.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The average first innings score at the venue has been 174 runs. The biggest total achieved at this venue is 229 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. The pitch will offer something for both batsmen and bowlers. This ground has a reputation for helping spin bowlers. But it has small boundaries and this means you can expect a high-scoring affair in this game.
We are likely to get overcast conditions during the match later today. The temperatures during the game are likely to be close to 19 degrees. However, there are not too many chances of showers interrupting the game. The relative humidity during the contest is likely to be close to 77%.
SOM vs GLO Betting Tips
Somerset is heading into this game with a win under their belt in their last game. The Gloucestershire team continued to face problems in their last match. So, the more confident Somerset side is more likely to win this encounter. We will bet with the Somerset team to win this encounter and consolidate their position near the top of the points table.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Will Smeed has been in great form with the bat in the season. You can bet on him to score more than 23 runs in this contest as well.
Ben Charlesworth is in good form at the moment. You can bet on him to score a 50 in this match as well.
Somerset team has a lot of firepower near the top of their batting line-up. You can expect them to get off to a great start by scoring 7 runs in their first over of the innings.