SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast Prediction 23 Jun 2023
In Taunton’s County Ground, Somerset is the clear favourite to win over Gloucestershire in their upcoming T20 Blast match, making them hard to bet against.
- Somerset has a winning streak of five T20 matches against Gloucestershire and has displayed outstanding cricket this summer by triumphing in nine of their first 11 South Group matches.
- Gloucestershire, on the other hand, has only won one out of their last five matches, which occurred in a rain-affected game against Hampshire.
- As a team, Somerset has the best record in the T20 Blast competition so far, having only lost two matches out of all the teams in the North and South Groups.
SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast – Venue Details
Venue: The Cooper Associates Ground, Taunton
Date: June 23rd 2023
Time: 18:30 (local)
SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast – Team Previews
Somerset recently competed against Glamorgan in a day/night game held in Cardiff on for the South Group division. Somerset outclassed Glamorgan by an impressive margin of 8 wickets, with 17 balls to spare. The Glamorgan team batted first and managed to score a decent total of 171 runs before being all out.
In response, Somerset chased down the target in just 17.1 overs with 8 wickets remaining, leading them to now hold the top spot on the points table for the South Group.
Somerset’s batting lineup has displayed exceptional performance this season, with Kohler-Cadmore leading the charge as their highest run scorer, amassing an impressive 385 runs so far. Additionally, Tom Banton and Will Smeed have also made significant contributions by surpassing the 300-run mark each.
Gloucestershire has been having a miserable season in the Vitality Blast, they are currently ranked 8th on the points table and have only managed to win one of their last four matches. In their previous match, they were defeated by seven wickets after only being able to score a total of 140 runs while batting first.
Only Roelofsen was able to achieve a score above 40, scoring 41 off 27 balls and no other batsmen provided significant support. In regards to bowling, only three wickets were taken during the entire match, with Tom Smith being the only one to take 2 wickets in the innings.
The remaining bowlers were not able to contain the opposition and conceded too many runs. The team could only manage to reach a respectable score of 171 runs after the last wicket partnership between Tom Smith and Matt Taylor added 31 runs. This loss marked the seventh defeat for Gloucestershire from eleven matches, officially ending their chances of advancing to the quarterfinals of the competition.
SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast – Probable Playing XI’s
Somerset: C Overton, J Brooks, Kohler-Cadmore, Will Smeed, J Davey, Kasey Aldridge, Shoaib Bashir, B Green, Tom Abell, T Banton, Sean Dickson.
Gloucestershire: G Roelofsen, Tom Smith, Z Gohar, David Payne, Matty Taylor, Tom Price, Miles Hammond, B Charlesworth, Ben Wells, Oliver Price, G Van Buuren.
SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
It can be inferred from the last two matches played at this venue that teams batting first have an advantage. This is supported by the fact that out of the five matches held at this location this season, the last two have been won by the team batting first. Based on this recent trend, it is highly likely that teams participating in the upcoming match will opt to bat first if they win the toss.
SOM vs GLO – T20 Blast – Win Prediction
Somerset have been the best team in the Blast this season and should be able to beat Gloucestershire.