SOM Vs GLO Dream11 Team: While Somerset lost their previous game against Worcestershire by a slender margin of 3 runs, Gloucestershire secured a thumping victory over Northamptonshire by 35 runs to further strengthen their position in the Central Group.
Somerset had come into this tournament as one of the strongest teams, but so far it’s Gloucestershire which has dominated the group and Somerset’s performance has been up and down.
It’s a Central Group match and will start at 06:30 PM IST. The weather forecast suggests the rain won’t play any significant part in the game and will remain pleasant throughout the game.
Both Somerset and Gloucestershire have played 6 games in the tournament. While Gloucestershire is at the top of the Central Group points table with 9 points out of 6 games, Somerset has got only 5 points and they are currently at no. 4 in the standings. Somerset has, so far, won only 2 games in the Vitality Blast this season.
The match will take place at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. It’s one of the smallest grounds in England in terms of dimensions and it’s not really too hard for the players to clear this ground on a regular basis, which is why this game is supposed to end up as a high scoring game.
SOM Vs GLO Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
Somerset has got a couple of international players who can turn the game upside down on their own, but they have not been able to click as a unit so far. Gloucestershire, on the other hand, has not got the services of any international star as such, but they are very balanced as a team and most of the players know their role well.
Despite the fact that they don’t have any superstar names, Gloucestershire might still be able to surprise Somerset this evening and secure their fifth win in the tournament.
SOM Playing 11 (expected):
Steven Davies (Wicket-Keeper)
Tom Abell (Captain)
Roelof van der Merwe
GLO Playing 11 (expected):
James Bracey (Wicket-Keeper)
Jack Taylor (Captain)
Graeme van Buuren
Babar Azam: Babar has scored only 48 runs in 3 games, but he has looked in good touch and given the fact that he has got plenty of experience of playing at the international level, he should be one of the players worth considering for Dream11 captaincy.
Chris Dent: Chris Dent is the only player who has scored 200 runs for Gloucestershire. Out of the 5 innings that he has played this season, Dent has gone past the score of 50 thrice which speaks volumes of his consistency as a batsman.
Ian Cockbain: Out of all the players who have scored more than 100 runs for Gloucestershire this season, Cockbain has got the highest strike rate. The right-handed top order batsman has scored 171 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 185.86.
Lewis Gregory: Lewis Gregory has mostly been out on national during the Blast and hence, has not been able to play all the games for Somerset. But, he has been a proven performer in the past with both bat and ball and he will definitely be a decent pick as a vice-captain.
Tom Smith: Tom Smith is the only Gloucestershire bowler who has got a 5-wicket haul to his name in the Vitality Blast 2020 so far. Smith has got 10 wickets in 5 games at an average of just a tad over 10 and at an economy rate of less than 6.
Roelof van der Merwe: Roelof van der Merwe has not excelled with the ball yet, but he has played some terrific innings with the bat lower down the order for Somerset. The Dutch international is currently averaging 53 with the bat in the Vitality Blast 2020 as he has scored 106 runs in 4 innings.