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Glamorgan vs Somerset, free match prediction 16 Sep 2020

16 Sep 2020 | 23:00 | Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, England
117/10 in 15.5 7.39
183/3 in 20.0 9.15 winner

Glamorgan Vs Somerset betting odds





Toss Winner - Glamorgan won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Somerset beat Glamorgan by 66 runs

The big battle for points between Glamorgan and Somerset

  • Somerset has won the last five games in which the two sides have met, including one earlier this season
  • Somerset has a very strong batting line-up with Babar Azam, Steven Davies and Will Smeed in the side
  • Glamorgan’s batting line-up has been inconsistent and few in the top order have scored runs this season

Somerset to win

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, England
  • Toss: To Bowl


Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 7 5 0 0 2 12 1.464
Lancashire 7 4 1 0 1 10 0.527
Leicestershire 7 2 3 0 1 6 -0.52
Yorkshire 6 2 3 0 1 5 0.93
Durham 7 2 4 0 1 5 -0.208
Derbyshire 8 1 5 0 2 4 -1.627
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 1.464 7 5 0 0 2
10 0.527 7 4 1 0 1
6 -0.52 7 2 3 0 1
5 0.93 6 2 3 0 1
5 -0.208 7 2 4 0 1
4 -1.627 8 1 5 0 2

glam vs som Match Prediction & Analysis

In a very crucial game of the Central Group in T20 Blast 2020, Glamorgan would be playing Somerset. Both the sides have had a bad season so far and struggling to move up on the points table. Somerset come into this game after loss against Gloucestershire while Glamorgan managed to end their losing run with a comprehensive victory against Northamptonshire Steelbacks. A win here would keep their hopes alive for the quarterfinals. 

Somerset has enjoyed a good record against Glamorgan and they have won the last five games between the two sides. They had won the game earlier in the season and this would surely serve as a confidence booster for the team which has lost the last three games. It will be interesting to see if Glamorgan is able to reverse the record in this game. 

Teams Preview

Glamorgan Preview

Chris Cooke’s side ended their four game losing run with an impressive win over Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the last game. It was a brilliant show from their bowlers that saw them dismiss the opponents for 98 runs and win the game by 7 wickets. Having lost to Somerset earlier in the season, Cooke and his men would need to cope up with a brilliant performance to win here. 

David Lloyd and Nicholas Selman played well in the last game at the top and this would give the side lot of confidence. Cooke has been brilliant this season and along with Callum Taylor and Andrew Balbirnie shall look to steer the middle order. Owen Morgan, Andrew Salter and Marchant de Lange haven’t been consistent down the order and need to score runs in this game. 

Prem Sisodiya has been the best bowler for the side this season and he will need to bowl well with the new ball for the side to win. Ruaidhri Smith, Salter and Timm van der Gugten also bowled well in the last game and the side would be expecting a similar show from them in this game. Marchant de Lange hasn’t been consistent and he must make good use of his experience in this very important game. 

Glamorgan Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Cooke (c & wk), David Lloyd, Nicholas Selman, Andrew Balbirnie, Owen Morgan, Callum Taylor, Andrew Salter, Marchant de Lange, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Prem Sisodiya

Glamorgan Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Lloyd 40 29 4 1 137.93
N Selman 28 27 2 1 103.7
C Taylor 17 22 1 0 77.27
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Sisodiya 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
T van der Gugten 3.0 0 17 3 5.67
R Smith 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Sisodiya 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
T van der Gugten 3.0 0 17 3 5.67
R Smith 3.0 0 13 2 4.33

Glamorgan Actual Playing XI:

Callum Taylor, Timm van der Gugten, David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Marchant de Lange, Ruaidhri Smith, Prem Sisodiya, Andrew Salter, Owen Morgan, Andy Balbirnie, Chris Cooke

Somerset Preview

Somerset have strangely been changing their captains every game and this has affected the performance of the side. Lewis Gregory’s side went down against Gloucestershire in the last game by 11 runs and now sits fourth on the points table. They need to win this game by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for a berth in the quarterfinals. They had defeated Glamorgan earlier in the season and this should serve as an inspiration. 

The side will need a good start from openers Babar Azam and Steven Davies as the pair hasn’t fired so far in the season. Will Smeed looks in good form after his excellent knock in the last game. Tom Abell, Gregory and George Bartlett make the middle order formidable. Roelof van der Merwe and Tom Lammonby have scored runs in the lower middle order and this makes the batting strong for the side. 

Max Waller has been bowling well right through this season and shall need to pick early wickets with Gregory. Josh Davey and Lammonby will need to bowl tight spells as they have been wayward in the last few games. Abell, van der Merwe and Ollie Sale add to the bowling options for the side.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Lewis Gregory (c), Babar Azam, Steven Davies (wk), Will Smeed, Tom Abell, George Bartlett, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Ollie Sale, Max Waller

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
W Smeed 82 49 6 5 167.35
L Gregory 38 21 2 3 180.95
T Lammonby 17 6 1 2 283.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Waller 4.0 0 18 3 4.5
L Gregory 4.0 0 54 1 13.5
J Davey 4.0 0 36 1 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Waller 4.0 0 18 3 4.5
L Gregory 4.0 0 54 1 13.5
J Davey 4.0 0 36 1 9

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

Babar Azam, Steven Davies, Lewis Gregory, Tom Abell, Craig Overton, Max Waller, RE Van Der Merwe, Will Smeed, Ollie Sale, Tom Lammonby, Lewis Goldsworthy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 16 0 mm. 2.92 k/h From: WNW 57%
03h 16 0 mm. 0.95 k/h From: NNW 24%
06h 16 0 mm. 1.86 k/h From: N 53%
09h 20 0 mm. 2.32 k/h From: NNE 8%
12h 22 0 mm. 4.48 k/h From: NE 3%
15h 23 0 mm. 4.28 k/h From: NE 0%
18h 20 0 mm. 4.61 k/h From: NE 0%
21h 17 0 mm. 6.47 k/h From: NE 1%

Weather Conditions

There would be slight cloud cover over Cardiff on September 16 and the bowlers would enjoy the conditions. The pitch has lot in it for the fast bowlers with the new ball and spinners later in the innings. A score of around 150 runs is defendable here with good bowling.

Venue Details

Fast bowlers enjoy bowling at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff where there is lot of bounce and sideways movements. Batsmen have to be watchful on this track and those who get their eyes in are able to make use of the shorter boundaries on the square. Spinners do well here as the ball generates good turn and bounce.

Toss: To Bowl

It is a tricky wicket to bat on at the start of the game where there is lot of assistance for the bowlers. Most games at this venue in the recent years have been low scoring ones. The two games this season have seen the sides chasing the score emerge as winners. Hence, we see the side winning the toss to opt for batting first on this surface.

GLAM vs SOM Winning Prediction

It is going to be a close contest between the two teams as they have been through similar form and performances right through this season. Glamorgan’s batting line-up has looked shaky throughout the season and this is one of the biggest issues bothering them. Somerset on the other hand has a much better side and would be expecting good show from their key players. It is expected to be a close game but Somerset has dominated the games between the two sides in the recent years and this will make them favorites in this one.

Somerset to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee