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

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

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Warwickshire, Somerset battle it out for a place in the playoffs of Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Warwickshire lost their previous game against Surrey.
  • Somerset lost their previous match against Leicestershire.
  • Lewis Goldsworthy and James Hildreth were standout performers for Somerset in this year’s competition.

Expect Warwickshire to beat Somerset by a comfortable margin at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Warwickshire will be looking to earn a consolation win in their final-round game when they face Somerset in the 65th match of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup competition at Birmingham.

In their previous match, Warwickshire suffered a seven wicket defeat at the hands of Surrey. With this result, the county side will have to win their final game by a comprehensive margin to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition.

On the other hand, Somerset suffered defeat in their previous match against Leicestershire. Despite losing the previous encounter, Somerset are still well placed for the next round of the competition.

Warwickshire Preview

The county side will have to bring their A-game to the table in this all-important clash against Somerset.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of, Captain Will Rhodes, wicket-keeper Michael Burgess, Matthew Lamb and Robert Yates, Ed Pollock to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous encounter, Warwickshire managed to post 268 runs in their allotted 50 overs, courtesy contributions from all batsmen.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Ethan Brookes, Will Rhodes, Manraj Johal, Jacob Bethell and George Garrett, to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this final round-robin game.

Warwickshire Predicted Playing XI:

Will Rhodes (captain), Michael Burgess (wk), Dan Mousley, Matthew Lamb, Ed Pollock, Robert Yates, Jacob Bethell , Ethan Brookes, Karl Carver, George Garrett, Manraj Johal

Somerset Preview

Somerset will rue the fact that bowlers failed to defend a competitive score of 326 runs in 50 overs. After losing half their side with 104 runs on the board in 21.3 overs, George Bartlett and George Thomas came together and put on an excellent partnership of 182 runs for the sixth wicket.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of experienced batsman James Hildreth, wicket-keeper Simon Davies, all-rounder Lewis Goldsworthy and George Bartlett to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, George Bartlett produced an outstanding century for Somerset. He played exceedingly well and scored 108 runs off 89 balls with the help of four boundaries and eight sixes. He was well supported by George Thomas, who chipped in with unbeaten 75 runs off 77 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes.

Left-arm orthodox spinner, Lewis Goldsworthy was the most economical bowler on display for Somerset and finished with figures of 1 for 42 in his nine overs. Sonny Baker and Ned Leonard also claimed two wickets apiece.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Davey (c), Steven Davies (wk), James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Bartlett, Sam Young, Edward Byrom, George Thomas, Ned Leonard, Marchant de Lange, Sonny Baker

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
24
0 mm.
0.81 k/h
From: SW
90%
03h
24
0.23 mm.
0.55 k/h
From: NNW
79%
06h
24
0.55 mm.
1.73 k/h
From: SSW
58%
09h
23
0.86 mm.
0.93 k/h
From: WSW
71%
12h
22
3.33 mm.
0.36 k/h
From: W
66%
15h
28
0.92 mm.
0.78 k/h
From: SSE
96%
18h
34
0 mm.
1.49 k/h
From: SW
79%
21h
33
0.11 mm.
1.72 k/h
From: NW
88%

Weather Conditions

The weather forecast for the game is going to be perfect with no interruptions. The wicket prepared for the game will provide interesting battle with bat and ball

Venue Details

The Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham is going to host the Royal London One-Day Cup game between Warwickshire and Somerset.

Warwickshire will take heart from the fact that they have won their previous matches played at Edgbaston.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 300 runs. The majority of the matches have been won by sides batting first.

Based on current form, Warwickshire have played excellent cricket in matches played at home and will start as favorites to win this fixture.

With likes of Robert Yates, Ed Pollock and Will Rhodes showing decent form for Warwickshire, the home side will showcase their best cricket in this all-important tie.

On the other hand, Somerset will have to bowl really well to get a positive result out of this match.

Expect Warwickshire to beat Somerset by a comfortable margin at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

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Author: Shoaib Z.