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Gloucestershire vs Somerset, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England

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

Somerset beat Gloucestershire by 3 wickets

Host Gloucestershire face stern test against in-form Somerset

  • Gloucestershire comfortably brushed aside Glamorgan
  • Somerset registered a comprehensive win over Glamorgan
  • Ben Green and Will Smeed put in match-winning performances for Somerset

Expect Somerset to register a hard-fought win over Gloucestershire.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bowl

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LAN
WRW
NOR
LEI
YOR
NOT
DER
DUR
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
7
6
0
1
0
13
1.167
7
5
2
0
0
10
1.325
7
4
2
0
1
9
-0.233
7
3
4
0
0
6
-1.002
6
2
3
1
0
5
0.228
5
2
2
0
1
5
-0.79
6
2
4
0
0
4
0.052
7
2
5
0
0
4
-0.082
6
1
5
0
0
2
-0.815

Gloucestershire and Somerset will lock horns in the South Group game of the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast competition.

In the previous match, Gloucestershire registered a five-wicket win over Glamorgan, courtesy splendid performances from David Payne, Glenn Phillips and James Bracey. With this result, Gloucestershire climbed to third position in the South Group points table.

On the other hand, Somerset registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Glamorgan, courtesy excellent performances from Will Smeed, Ben Green and Tom Banton. With this result, Somerset are currently lying at second position in the South Group points table.

There have been 36 meetings between the teams in the history of the competition where Somerset have registered fifteen victories. Gloucestershire have managed to come out on top on fourteen occasions. Five matches have been abandoned and two matches have ended in a no-result.

Gloucestershire Preview

The county side will be looking to continue their decent form in this all-important clash. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of James Bracey, Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor and Glenn Phillips to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, James Bracey was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 63 runs off 49 balls with the help of seven fours. He was well supported by Glenn Phillips, who chipped in with a fluent 40 off 27 balls with the help of five boundaries and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of David Payne, Tom Smith, Zak Chappell, Benny Howell and Glenn Phillips to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, David Payne, Glenn Phillips and Benny Howell bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Miles Hammond, James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips, Jack Taylor (c), Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, David Payne, Zak Chappell, Josh Shaw

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Bracey
63
49
7
0
128.57
G Phillips
40
27
5
1
148.15
M Hammond
31
22
2
2
140.91
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Payne
4.0
0
33
2
8.25
G Phillips
3.0
0
22
2
7.33
B Howell
4.0
0
34
2
8.5

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Josh Shaw, Zak Chappell, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Miles Hammond

Somerset Preview

The county side will be looking go in with unchanged XI for this game. In the batting department, the side will be on the likes of Tom Abell, Rilee Rossouw, Will Smeed, Tom Banton and Tom Lammonby to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Will Smeed was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 94 not out off 41 balls with the help of seven fours and eight sixes. He was well supported by Tom Banton, who chipped in with 45 runs off 30 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Josh Davey, Craig Overton, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory and Merchant de Lange to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Medium-pacer Ben Green was the best bowler on display for Somerset and claimed 5 for 29 in his four overs.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Josh Davey

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Smeed
94
41
7
8
229.27
T Banton
45
30
3
3
150
R Rossouw
30
15
1
3
200
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Green
4.0
0
29
5
7.25
C Overton
3.0
0
17
1
5.67
L Gregory
2.0
0
11
1
5.5

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

RR Rossouw, Tom Lammonby, Peter Siddle, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Thomas Abell, Josh Davey, RE Van Der Merwe, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Banton

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
03h
18
0 mm.
0.79 k/h
From: SSE
97%
06h
18
0 mm.
1.88 k/h
From: SSE
98%
09h
18
0.83 mm.
2.06 k/h
From: SE
99%
12h
18
7.40 mm.
3.23 k/h
From: S
100%
15h
19
10.79 mm.
5.41 k/h
From: SSW
100%
18h
21
0.92 mm.
4.6 k/h
From: SSW
100%
21h
24
0.52 mm.
4.57 k/h
From: SW
62%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting with assistance for quick bowlers. The weather forecast for Thursday is going to be fair with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

Last season, Somerset won both of their round-robin matches against Gloucestershire.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be keen to win the important toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 140 runs.

Based on current form, Somerset will be clear favorites to win their game against Gloucestershire. With likes of Will Smeed, Tom Banton and Ben Green, Somerset will be looking to continue their winning momentum in this fixture.

Expect Somerset to register a hard-fought win over Gloucestershire.

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