Our Prediction is Gloucestershire to win the match!
Host Gloucestershire will be keen to continue their good form when they take on Glamorgan in the South Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Bristol on Tuesday.
Gloucestershire has managed to win three out of five games played so far this season. Captain Chris Dent will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak at home.
On the other hand, Glamorgan notched up a comfortable win over Surrey in a game played at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The side finally managed to break their losing streak in their previous game. Captain Chris Cooke will be hoping that the side can maintain their consistency with bat and ball.
The county side is currently lying at fourth position in the league table with six points to their name. Chris Dent and co. will be confident of maintaining their winning streak in their home fixture.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of wicket-keeper Gareth Roderick, Chris Dent and James Robert Bracey to do the bulk of the scoring. Roderick is currently Gloucestershire’s leading run-scorer with 244 runs in 5 innings at an average of 61.00. He will be looking to make a strong comeback in this game after not doing much with the bat in the previous game.
James Robert Bracey has been a consistent performer in the middle-order for Gloucestershire. He has scored 211 runs in 4 innings at an average of 52.75 with two half-centuries to his name. Bracey will be looking to continue his good form in this home fixture. Miles Hammond chipped in with crucial runs for the side and scored 48 off 83 balls with the help of one four and one six.
All-rounder Graeme van Buuren produced a splendid performance with the bat in the previous game. He scored 61 off 62 balls with the help of six fours and a six. He added 83 runs with Jack Taylor to keep Gloucestershire in the hunt to win the game. Jack Taylor and Ryan Higgins chipped in with crucial scores to steer Gloucestershire to a comfortable win.
In the bowling department, Benny Howell and Thomas Smith bowled well and picked up five wickets between them. Matt Taylor and Ryan Higgins also bowled well in the previous game.
Chris Dent (captain), Jack Taylor, Chris Liddle/Matt Taylor, George Hankins, David Payne, Benny Howell, Thomas Smith, Gareth Roderick (wk), James Robert Bracey, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren
Chris Cooke led-unit managed to break their three-match losing streak with a 64-run win over Surrey in their last match, courtesy splendid performances from Billy Root, Merchant De Lange and Graham Wagg. Glamorgan has struggled from inconsistency so far in this year’s competition and will have to produce their A-game against Gloucestershire. Glamorgan’s main weakness so far is their batting unit, but the side certainly produced an improved performance in the previous game.
In the batting department, Jeremy Lawlor and Marnus Labuschagne will need to score runs at the top of the innings. The opening pair has struggled to produce runs so far this season.
The side will be relying on the likes of David Lloyd and Billy Root to produce the bulk of the scoring. Billy Root was the standout performer for the side in the previous game and scored unbeaten 113 runs off 115 balls to help Glamorgan post a mammoth score on the board. Charlie Hemphrey, Graham Wagg and Marchant de Lange chipped in with crucial cameos to see Gloucestershire register a competitive total against Surrey.
In the bowling department, pace duo of Michael Hogan and Marchant De Lange will be looking to make early inroads with the new-ball.
South Africa’s Marchant De Lange is currently the side’s leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets at an average of 28.88. He was the standout bowler for the side in the previous game and finished with four wickets to his name. Left-arm medium pacer Graham Wagg also bowled well and picked up three wickets in the previous game played against Surrey.
Chris Cooke (captain &wk), David Lloyd, Billy Root, Jeremy Lawlor, Marnus Labuschagne, Charlie Hemphrey, Kiran Carlson, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Hogan, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange.
The wicket prepared for the game will offer swing and seam movement for quick bowlers in the initial overs of the innings. The batsmen will need to work hard for their runs on this wicket. The weather forecast for the game on Tuesday is going to see sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.
Gloucestershire has managed to win three out of three games played at County Ground in Bristol. The side notched up a comfortable win in their previous game played against Somerset. Gloucestershire has a decent head-to-head against Glamorgan in the competition.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and pick up wickets with the new-ball. The quick bowlers are expected to dominate the proceedings in this game. Batting second is the way to go as it gets easier to bat in the second half of the game.
Gloucestershire will be looking to continue their winning momentum in this game. The side has been a formidable unit in their home conditions. With the likes of Chris Dent, Gareth Roderick and Benny Howell doing well in this year’s competition, Gloucestershire will be outright favorites to win this contest.
Expect Gloucestershire to continue their winning streak at home!
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