SOM vs GLO Match Preview
The Somerset side has done an awesome job in the competition so far. Out of the 11 games they have played, Somerset has won 9 and lost a couple of matches. They have arguably the best record in the competition from either North or South groups. No other team has won 9 matches in the competition so far. After losing to Surrey on 16th June, Somerset went on to record a couple of wins in a row in their last 2 matches. First, they defeated Essex by a margin of 7 wickets and then they went on to beat Glamorgan by 8 wickets and 17 balls to spare.
After a slow start to the competition, the Somerset opening batsman Will Smeed has succeeded in getting back to form in the recent matches. He scored 94 runs in 35 balls in the earlier encounter against Gloucestershire at home. Some other batters such as Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Tom Banton were in great form throughout the Somerset campaign in 2023. The Somerset bowling attack has a lot of depth in it. Some bowler or other always rises to the occasion to lead the bowling attack in all games. In their last game, bowlers such as Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, and Shoaib Bashir all picked up a wicket apiece.
Gloucestershire will be the host for this game against Somerset. After recording a surprise win against Hampshire, the Gloucestershire outfit went on to lose against Sussex by a margin of 7 wickets and with 40 balls to spare. The only victory for them in recent games was made possible due to the D/L equation as a result of showers coming down against Hampshire. They will have to pull up their socks to harbor any hopes of winning this game against the chart toppers Somerset. The Gloucestershire team has lost 2 out of their last 3 games.
Gloucestershire lost their last match against Sussex by 7 wickets, won the game against Hampshire by 8 wickets, and lost to Glamorgan by 32 runs on 18th June. The Netherlands import Fred Klaassen removed James Vince in his first over of the game against Hampshire. Then he came back to get rid of Toby Albert in his next over. Grant Stewart has also been a reliable bowler for Gloucestershire throughout the season. There were some useful contributions from batters for Gloucestershire in their last game but none of them could go on to make a big contribution.
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%.
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.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore has a terrific average/strike rate blend in his last 10 games for Somerset.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore has scored 367 runs from his last 10 appearances for Somerset with an average of 45.87 and a strike rate of 175.59.
Ben Green has a good strike rate with the ball.
Ben Green has picked up 21 wickets so far in the competition and has a strike rate of 9.71.
All the players from both sides will be up for selection in this game. There are no injury updates available for this match.
SOM vs GLO Probable 11
SOM Playing 11
- Tom Banton (Wk)
- Will Smeed
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore
- Tom Abell
- Sean Dickson
- Lewis Gregory (C)
- Ben Green
- Roelof van der Merwe
- Craig Overton
- Josh Davey
- Shoaib Bashir
GLO Playing 11
- Grant Roelofsen (Wk)
- Miles Hammond (C)
- Ben Wells
- Ben Charlesworth
- Oliver Price
- Graeme van Buuren
- Zaman Akhter
- Tom Price
- MD Taylor
- Tom Smith
- David Payne
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.
Ben Green: Ben Green has been the main bowler for Somerset during this season. He has collected a haul of 21 wickets with a strike rate of 9.71.
Will Smeed: Will Smeed has scored 321 runs in his last 10 games for Somerset with an average of 32.10 and a strike rate of 189.94.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore: Cadmore has scored 367 runs from 10 games with an average of 45.87 and a strike rate of 175.59.
Ben Charlesworth: Ben Charlesworth has picked up 259 runs from his last games with a strike rate of 163.92.
SOM vs GLO Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: T Banton , G Roelofsen
Batters: T Kohler Cadmore (VC), T Abell, B Charlesworth, W Smeed
All-rounders: Ben Green (C), O Price
Bowlers: J Davey, J Brooks, D Payne