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Gloucestershire vs Somerset, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, Bristol, England

161/7 in 20.0

8.05

165/2 in 19.2

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

Somerset beat Gloucestershire by 8 wickets

Gloucestershire eye top spot against resurgent Somerset side at Bristol

  • Gloucestershire managed to register a comfortable win over Sussex.
  • Glenn Phillips, Benny Howell and Ryan Higgins delivered match-winning performances for Gloucestershire in the previous game.
  • Somerset suffered defeat at the hands of Essex via DLS method.

Expect Gloucestershire to beat Somerset and clinch top spot in South Group of T20 Blast competition.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Gloucestershire will be looking to go top of the table in the South Group when they face Somerset in the T20 Blast game at County Ground in Bristol on Thursday.

In their previous match, Gloucestershire registered 27-run win over Sussex, courtesy brilliant 94 from Glenn Phillips. With this result, the side has managed to win three games on the bounce. Captain Jack Taylor will be hoping that the side can maintain their unbeaten streak in the tournament.

On the other hand, Somerset suffered six-wicket defeat against Essex due to Duckworth-Lewis method. The side three-match winning streak ended at Chelmsford in a rain-affected game. Captain Lewis Gregory will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback.

Gloucestershire Preview

The county side will stick with same combination that featured against Sussex at Hove. A win against Somerset will see Gloucestershire claim top spot in the South Group.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Glenn Phillips, Chris Dent and Miles Hammond to do the bulk of the scoring.

New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips has shown excellent form for Gloucestershire this season. He is the leading run-scorer in the competition with 360 runs at a strike rate of 172.24. In the previous game, Phillips delivered a spectacular innings of 94 runs off 58 balls with the help of seven fours and six sixes.

He was well supported by Captain Jack Taylor, who chipped in with 38 runs off 40 balls with the help of three boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Josh Shaw, Benny Howell and Ryan Higgins to make crucial breakthroughs.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Benny Howell, Glenn Phillips, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw, David Payne

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
G Phillips
94
58
7
5
162.07
J Taylor
38
40
3
0
95
C Dent
16
15
2
0
106.67
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Howell
4.0
0
15
4
3.75
R Higgins
2.5
0
18
3
6.35
D Payne
4.0
1
25
2
6.25

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Josh Shaw, James Bracey, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Daniel Worrall

Somerset Preview

The county side will be looking to put on a strong fight against Gloucestershire. In the previous game, Somerset were dismissed for 153 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

For Somerset, New Zealand opener Devon Conway was the star of the show with the bat. Left-hander notched up his second half-century of T20 Blast competition. He was well supported by the likes of Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Banton and Will Smeed, who chipped in with 27, 19 and 18 runs respectively.

In the batting department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Tom Banton, Will Smeed and Devon Conway to deliver notable scores in this high-octane clash.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Marchant de Lange, Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory to deliver timely breakthroughs.

South African pacer Marchant de Lange has shown excellent form for Somerset this season. In six matches, he has taken nine wickets at an economy rate of 7.39

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Banton (wk), Devon Conway, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Lammonby, Ben Green, Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Jack Brooks, Max Waller

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Conway
53
47
6
0
112.77
L Goldsworthy
27
18
2
1
150
T Banton
19
10
2
1
190
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Overton
3.0
0
14
1
4.67
J Brooks
3.1
0
26
1
8.21
M Waller
4.0
0
26
1
6.5

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

Marchant de Lange, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Max Waller, Will Smeed, Jack Brooks, Eddie Byrom, Devon Conway, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Bartlett

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Rain
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Clouds
00h
25
1.87 mm.
2.36 k/h
From: NW
41%
03h
23
5.27 mm.
2.53 k/h
From: WSW
54%
06h
22
0 mm.
2.25 k/h
From: SW
73%
09h
21
0 mm.
1.95 k/h
From: WSW
99%
12h
23
0 mm.
2.24 k/h
From: WSW
100%
15h
24
0 mm.
1.88 k/h
From: WNW
100%
18h
25
0 mm.
3.3 k/h
From: WNW
100%
21h
21
0.22 mm.
2.05 k/h
From: WNW
100%

Weather Conditions

With weather predicted to be fair for the game, the surface will be excellent for batting. The slow bowlers might get some help from the surface.

Venue Details

Gloucestershire have won their last three matches against Somerset played at County Ground in Bristol.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and post a score in excess of 180 runs. Average first innings at Bristol is around 150 runs.

Based on performances this year, Gloucestershire will be favorites to win their game against Somerset. With Glenn Phillips consistently delivering big runs for the side and bowlers producing back-to-back clinical performances, Gloucestershire will be keen to maintain their winning streak at home.

Expect Gloucestershire to beat Somerset and clinch top spot in South Group of T20 Blast competition.

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