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Glamorgan vs Somerset, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction 21 Apr 2019

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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Glamorgan in search of their first win this season

  • Glamorgan lost their first two matches against  Essex and Hampshire. 
  • Somerset beat Kent by 264runs in their first match. 
  • Glamorgan had the wooden spoon last season and Somerset was fourth in the points table last year.
  • Somerset defeated Glamorgan by 83 runs in the last season they met

Our prediction is Somerset to win this game!

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: One-Day Cup | Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff | Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

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Glamorgan is not having a good start the tournament this season losing their first two matches. Their team is struggling to find the right balance in their team composition. The top three batsmen have between out cheaply inside 10 overs in both their matches played. David Lyold and Graham Wagg both scored identical 68 runs last match. Rest the batsmen have made just 20s and 30s without contributing much to the team. Their bowling has been their bigger worry with no bowler making an impact so far. Hampshire chased down the target of 293 runs in 42 over’s. Michael Hogan and Lukas Carey are not able to provide wickets early and are allowing the batsmen to settle easily. Merchant de Lange has been erratic and giving runs at a high economy rate of over 9 RPO.  They almost used 8 bowling options last match and no one was looking threatening. Glamorgan has a lot of questions to answer in their playing XI currently. 

Somerset had a resounding start to their season with a massive win over Kent by 264 runs. Tom Banton scored a superb century in just 75 balls and set the match for them with the bat. He was well supported with half-centuries from Lewis Gregory and Craig Overturn and posted a massive total of 358 runs in their 50 overs. Their bowlers made short work on the Kent batsmen and bowled them out for a meager 94 runs. Craig Overturn had an excellent match with the bat and ball scoring a quick fire 66 and taking 5 wickets. Tim Groenewald, Roelof van der Merwe, and Josh Davey shared the remaining five Kent wickets. They had their most complete win by dominating all departments of the game in a big way.

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Key Players:

Billy Root – Billy Root had starts in both the matches with scores of 21 and 39 respectively but was dismissed without making any big score. He needs to play responsibly and convert his starts into fifties and centuries.  

Lukas Carey – Carey needs to deliver for his team with the ball with early wickets using the new ball. He has just a lone wicket in two matches and has given away runs at an economy rate over 6 RPO. 

Stats from the last year`s season:

David Lloyd – 95 runs, Avg. – 47.5, HS-68, 50s-1

Graham Wagg – 68 runs, Avg. – 34, HS-68, 50s-1 & 3 wickets, Bowl Avg. - 24, Economy – 5.5, BB – 2/49

Glamorgan Predicted Playing XI:

Charlie Hemphrey, Craig Meschede, Marnus Labuschagne, David Lloyd, Billy Root, Chris Cooke (c & wk), Kiran Carlson, Graham Wagg, Tim Van der Gugten, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan

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Key Players:

Lewis Gregory – Lewis Gregory played a responsible knock of 51 runs in the middle overs and helped their team to accelerate at the end. He scored the runs at a strike rate of over 100. 

Craig Overturn –Overturn smashed 4 sixes and 4 boundaries and scored 66 runs in just 36 balls to finish the innings and then he came back to take 5 wickets. He had a dream match against Kent.  

Stats from the last year`s season:

Tom Banton – 107 runs, 79 balls, 11X4s, 4X6s

Craig Overturn – 66 runs(36 balls, 4X4s, 4X6s) & bowling figures of 7-2-18-5

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Azhar Ali, Tom Banton (wk), Peter Trego, James Hildreth, Tom Abell (c), Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, Josh Davey, Dominic Bess, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe

Weather Conditions

Cardiff is a good batting pitch and teams will enjoy batting on this surface. The pace bowlers may get the swing and bounce in the early overs with the new ball. The average score in this pitch is around 280-300 runs. Cardiff is supposed to have a good sunny climate with fewer chances of rain on the match day.

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

More matches have been won by teams batting so far but captains are pretty confident of chasing down the target set by the opposition team. And we expect the trend to continue in coming matches.

Somerset team is in form and playing excellently as a team with performances from both batting and bowling units.  Glamorgan team is looking clueless and is beaten comprehensively in both the matches, so expect Somerset to win his match.

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar