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Somerset vs Leicestershire, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, New Road, Worcester

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Is Leicestershire up for the challenge of defeating the mighty Somerset?

  • In the past five head-to-head matches between these two teams, Somerset have won three and Leicestershire have won two matches. Somerset will have an edge in this contest as they have been in great form and carry a winning momentum in this tournament.
  • Somerset currently holds the third position on the points table, while Leicestershire is placed eighth in Group 1. Leicestershire had a poor start with the tournament but the competition is still close enough and they have a chance at qualification if they are to return back in form.
  • Lewis Goldsworthy and Josh Davey will be the key batsmen for Somerset. Somerset have a balanced team, especially their bowling attack has been impressive so far this season. Harry Swindells is the top-performing batsman for Leicestershire.

We predict that Somerset will defeat Leicestershire.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE DAY | Venue: County Ground, New Road, Worcester | Toss: To Bat

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Somerset will face Leicestershire in the Group 1 match of the Royal London One-Day Cup on 10th August 2021. The venue for this match is the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Somerset will enter this match with a home advantage. In the past 5 head-to-head matches between these teams, Somerset have won three matches while Leicestershire have won two. Somerset will be the favourites in this match due to their current form in the tournament. Leicestershire has had a difficult start this season, they will be looking forward to winning as many matches as possible from here on.

Somerset Preview

Somerset is one of the strongest teams in the tournament. They have been off to a great start at the beginning of the season. They have played 6 matches until now, won three, lost one and two matches ended with no results. They currently hold the third position on the points table and are expected to be one of the contenders for the title win. Steven Davies and Sam Young open the innings for Somerset. Both the batsmen have been inconsistent at scoring runs. Lewis Goldsworthy has been the key batsmen. He is the highest run-scorer for Somerset and has scored 295 runs in 5 matches with a batting average of 73.75. Eddie Byrom and James Hildreth will have to be the anchors for Somerset. George Bartlett and Josh Davey are the finishers as they have the ability to score runs at a higher strike rate in the death overs.

Somerset has one of the most balanced bowling attacks this season. Sonny Baker and Ben Green lead the wicket tally for Somerset. Sonny Baker has claimed 8 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 5.83. Ben Green has claimed 7 wickets in 4 matches with a bowling economy of 5.87. Kasey Aldrige and Josh Davey are another pair of bowlers to watch out for. Marchant de Lange, Lewis Goldsworthy, and Ned Leonard add to the bowling strength of Somerset.

Key Players: Steven Davies, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Josh Davey, Sonny Baker.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Steven Davies, Sam Young, Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Bartlett, Josh Davey (c), Kasey Aldrige, Marchant de Lange, Ned Leonard, Sonny Baker.

Leicestershire Preview

Leicestershire have had a disappointing start to this season. They have played 6 matches so far, out of which they have won two, lost three and one match ended with no result. They are currently placed eighth on the Group 1 points table. Leicestershire is still not out of the competition, they will have to win as many matches as possible in their remaining contests. With the present weather conditions, matches are likely to end with no results this makes it even more important for this team to gain as many winning points to ensure their qualification. Rishi Patel and Harry Swindells form the opening pair for Leicestershire. Rishi Patel is the highest run-scorer, he has scored 238 runs in 6 matches with a batting average of 47.6. The batting department has been a weak link in this team’s overall performance. Harry Swindells and Arron Lilley have shown excellent batting skills in their previous match against Surrey. The middle-order hasn’t been able to contribute significantly. George Rhodes is expected to finish the innings but has failed to impress this season.

Ed Barnes is the lead wicket-taker, by claiming 7 wickets in 6 matches with a bowling economy of 5.53. All-rounder alternatives such as George Rhodes and Arron Lilley have bowled better than the seasoned bowlers in this team’s bowling unit. Rehan Ahmed, Ben Mike, and Gavin Griffiths are other bowling alternatives in Leicestershire. 

Key Players: Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Ed Barnes, George Rhodes.

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (c), George Rhodes, Louis Kimber, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Ed Barnes, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis.

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Weather Conditions

The weather for this match will be cloudy, with the possibility of storms and rains. The temperature will vary between 20°C to 13°C.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. The venue is home to Somerset County Cricket. The pitch here favors batsmen, expect this match to be a high-scoring affair.

Toss: To Bat

Toss plays an important role in this match. Whichever team wins the toss, will choose to bat first.

Looking at the past performances of both teams, Somerset has a clear edge in this match against Leicestershire. Adding to this, Somerset will enter this contest with home advantage, this will make things even more difficult for Leicestershire.

We predict that Somerset will defeat Leicestershire.


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