GLA Vs SOM Dream11 Team: After four back to back defeats, Glamorgan finally got back to winning ways the other day as they shockingly beat Northamptonshire by 7 wickets. Somerset, on the other hand, has lost three games in a row after a decent run in the first few weeks of the tournament. They will be desperate for 2 points here.
It’s a Central Group match which will start at 11:00 PM IST. The weather forecast says it will be a sunny day, but the humidity will be really high and it might be energy sapping for the players. However, the temperatures won’t be too high and the maximum temperature that might be recorded during the day is 24 degrees Celsius.
The campaigns of both Glamorgan and Somerset have been identical in the Vitality Blast 2020. Both have played 7 games, have won 2, have lost 4 and have had to share points in one game. Somerset is positioned above Glamorgan in the Central Group points table because of their slightly better net run rate.
The match will take place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. There is not too much of a difference between the average first innings and average second innings score at this venue. While the average first innings score is 149, the average second innings score is 147 which means the surface remains more or less the same throughout the game.
GLA Vs SOM Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
Somerset has got some big heavyweights in their squad, but the same can’t be said about Glamorgan. However, the fact that Somerset is not the most confident team at the moment having suffered three consecutive losses means Glamorgan might push them to the limits or might even pull off an upset.
However, if the two squads are compared man to man, Somerset looks the favorite.
GLA playing 11 (expected): David Lloyd, Nicholas Selman, Andrew Balbirnie, Chris Cooke (C & WK), Owen Morgan, Callum Taylor, Andrew Salter, Merchant de Lange, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Prem Sisodiya
SOM playing 11 (expected): Babar Azam, Steven Davies (WK), Will Smeed, Tom Abell, George Bartlett, Lewis Gregory (C), Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Ollie Sale, Max Waller
Babar Azam: Babar Azam has surprisingly scored just 58 runs in 4 games that he has played in Vitality Blast 2020, but he is a class player and it was not a long time back that he was the no. 1 player in the world in T20 cricket. A player of his caliber is certainly due for a big knock after 4 failures.
Chris Cooke: Chris Cooke has been the top run-scorer for Glamorgan in Vitality Blast 2020 and the team will have big hopes with the skipper once again as he leads the team into a massive game tonight. Cooke is averaging 37.20 with the bat in the tournament and has struck the ball at the rate of almost 120 runs per 100 balls.
Tom Abell: Tom Abell has been an in-form batsman for Somerset batting at no. 4 as he has scored 169 in 6 games at an average of 33.80, but what has been most impressive about Abell’s batting is his strike rate which is 152.25 at the moment.
Andrew Balbirnie: Andrew Balbirnie has showed signs of getting back to form in the last two games and because of the fact that he has got international experience, he can prove to be a real trump-card for Glamorgan.