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

18 July 2021 | 19:00 | The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England
183/7 in 20.0 9.15 winner
160/6 in 20.0 8.00

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

winner Somerset beat Gloucestershire by 23 runs

Man of the Match: Tom Lammonby

In this Do-or-Die contest, Can Gloucestershire keep their hopes alive for the playoffs?

  • In the past five head-to-head matches, Gloucestershire have won three matches, Somerset have won one and one of the matches was abandoned. In this contest, Gloucestershire appears to have an edge over Somerset.
  • Somerset currently holds the second rank in the South Group points table, while Gloucestershire is placed fifth.
  • With the current batting form of Devon Conway along with the in-form bowling unit, Somerset will be aiming to end this tournament with a title win. Gloucestershire's poor bowling performance in the previous match may be a cause for concern for this team, as this will be a make-or-break match for them.

We predict that Somerset will defeat Gloucestershire.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 14 8 3 3 0 19 -0.711
Lancashire 14 7 5 1 1 16 0.205
Yorkshire 13 7 5 0 1 15 0.305
Warwickshire 14 7 6 0 1 15 0.006
Worcestershire 13 6 5 1 0 14 -0.593
Durham 14 6 7 0 1 13 1.503
Leicestershire 13 5 8 0 0 10 1.029
Derbyshire 12 4 7 1 0 9 -0.375
Northamptonshire 13 4 8 0 0 9 -0.7
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
19 -0.711 14 8 3 3 0
16 0.205 14 7 5 1 1
15 0.305 13 7 5 0 1
15 0.006 14 7 6 0 1
14 -0.593 13 6 5 1 0
13 1.503 14 6 7 0 1
10 1.029 13 5 8 0 0
9 -0.375 12 4 7 1 0
9 -0.7 13 4 8 0 0
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som vs gloucs Match Prediction & Analysis

Somerset will face Gloucestershire on 18th July 2021, for a T20 match in the South Group of the Vitality Blast tournament. This match will be played at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Somerset have been in exceptional cricketing form and having qualified for the quarter-finals will definitely boost their confidence in this contest. Gloucestershire has to win this contest if they want to stand a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals.

In the past five head-to-head matches between these teams, Gloucestershire leads the tally by winning three matches, and Somerset have won one match with one of the contests being abandoned. Though Gloucestershire has an edge over Somerset by looking at the past records, Somerset has an in-form team and it will be interesting to see how Gloucestershire plans to face Somerset in this crucial contest.

Teams Preview

Somerset Preview

Somerset have performed well in this season of the Vitality Blast. They currently hold second place in the South Group points table. Out of the 13 matches, they have played so far, Somerset have won seven, lost four and two matches ended with no result. They have already qualified for the quarter-finals after winning their previous match against Glamorgan.

Devon Conway and Steven Davies form the opening pair for Gloucestershire. Devon Conway has been in good batting form, it was his score of 70 for 52 balls against Glamorgan that qualified Somerset for the quarter-finals. Will Smeed, James Hildreth, and Lewis Goldsworthy are the middle-order batsmen for this team. The inability of the middle-order batsmen to anchor the innings is a weak link in the squad. Tom Lammonby and Roelof Van Der Merwe have the capability to end the innings for Somerset.

Jack Leach and Craig Overton are the key bowlers for Somerset this season. They have been successful in providing timely breakthroughs for the team. Lewis Goldsworthy and Roelof Van Der Merwe is another pair of bowlers to watch out for.  Lewis Gregory and Marchant de Lange provide excellent bowling alternatives for this bowling unit.

Key Players: Devon Conway, Will Smeed, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Roelof Van Der Merwe.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Steven Davies, James Hildreth, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Lammonby, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Craig Overton(c), Ben Green, Jack Leach, Marchant de Lange.

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Conway 70 52 9 1 134.62
T Lammonby 34 20 4 1 170
S Davies 22 18 2 1 122.22
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Goldsworthy 4.0 0 14 3 3.5
R Van Der Merwe 3.4 0 20 3 5.45
J Leach 4.0 0 32 2 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Goldsworthy 4.0 0 14 3 3.5
R Van Der Merwe 3.4 0 20 3 5.45
J Leach 4.0 0 32 2 8

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

Tom Lammonby, Marchant de Lange, Ben Green, Steven Davies, Craig Overton, RE Van Der Merwe, Will Smeed, Jack Brooks, Devon Conway, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Hildreth

Gloucestershire Preview

Gloucestershire holds the fifth position on the South Group points table. It is a close contest in the top and Gloucestershire has to win this match if they want to keep their hopes for the quarterfinals alive. They have played 13 matches so far, out of which they have won six, lost five and two matches ended with no result.

Miles Hammond and Benny Howell open the batting innings for Gloucestershire. The openers have been able to put up a stable start for the innings but haven’t been successful in converting it into a big inning. Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, and Glenn Phillips form the middle order for this batting unit. Jack Taylor and Ryan Higgins are expected to finish the innings for Gloucestershire. This batting order heavily relies on the batting performance of Batting openers and Glenn Phillips, a collapse of wickets at the end of the innings is a weak link for this team. 

Ryan Higgins and Benny Howell are the leading wicket-takers for Gloucestershire this season. Both the bowlers have consistently claimed wickets in every match that they have played. Josh Shaw, Daniel Worrall, and Tom Smith are the additional bowling alternatives in this team. The poor economy rate has been a concern for this team’s bowling attack. 

Key Players: Benny Howell, Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, Glenn Phillips, Jack Taylor(c), Ryan Higgins, George Scott, Josh Shaw, Daniel Worral, Tom Smith

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
G Phillips 48 26 2 4 184.62
B Howell 30 20 5 0 150
M Hammond 25 15 3 1 166.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Shaw 3.0 0 27 1 9
R Higgins 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
B Howell 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Shaw 3.0 0 27 1 9
R Higgins 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
B Howell 4.0 0 26 1 6.5

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Josh Shaw, Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Miles Hammond, George Scott, Daniel Worrall

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 0.43 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 18 0 mm. 0.88 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 18 0 mm. 1.01 k/h From: NNE 0%
09h 23 0 mm. 1.77 k/h From: ENE 0%
12h 25 0 mm. 1.62 k/h From: ENE 0%
15h 26 0 mm. 1.65 k/h From: NNE 1%
18h 25 0 mm. 1.85 k/h From: N 2%
21h 19 0 mm. 1.55 k/h From: NW 3%

Weather Conditions

The weather for this match will be mostly sunny. This will be a perfect day for cricket with low chances of interruptions due to rain. The temperature will vary between 29°C to 17°C.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. This venue is the home ground for Somerset. This venue has hosted a few ODI and one T20 International matches in the past.

Toss: To Bowl

Toss is an important aspect of T20 cricket. Whichever team wins the toss might decide to bowl first and chase the total in this match.

SOM vs GLOUCS Winning Prediction

Even though the past records present Gloucestershire will be the favourite in this contest against Somerset. With the current form of Somerset, it will be difficult for Gloucestershire to win this contest. Somerset are already qualified for the quarter-finals, while Gloucestershire will have to win this match to stay alive.  It will be interesting to see, how Gloucestershire performs in this high-pressure match.
 

We predict that Somerset will defeat Gloucestershire.

Author: Manish Khorgade