SOM vs GLA Dream11 : Somerset look to reserve a place in the top 4 of South Group today when they take on floundering Glamorgan in the day’s closing fixture
Saturday comes to an end with Somerset and Glamorgan squaring off against each other, a clash with sees either fides enter its fray with completely different aspirations. Where for Somerset the agenda today is of breaking into the top 4, Glamorgan look to shun a horrendous run of results, one which has placed them right in the dearth of the league standings.
Hammered down in last place, for Glamorgan this has been a season to forget. The only side to yet record a win across both the groups, Glamorgan have gone onto lose 6 out of the 11 matches they have contested in with their only solace coming from the one draw they had managed to scramble.
Taking on a batting heavy Somerset batting unit, their predicament doesn’t look to improve either with Somerset way the superior side when it comes to these two outfits. That’s not the only thing though that sees them enter as firm favourites with the unit bound to come hot out of the blocks as they look to breach the top 4, a cauldron they currently find themselves behind by only the two points.
Glamorgan enter this match as one of the only two teams to not feature yesterday, seeing the side yet to make the transition from test cricket to the T20 format. Their inclement form continued in the County Championship Division 2 as well with the side plundered by Lancashire, suffering a disruptive innings and 150 run defeat after packing up for 257 and 138 in pursuit of the opposition’s 545.
On the other hand, Somerset tasted defeat in their first encounter after the week’s break in the league, losing a high scoring encounter to Gloucestershire. Leaking 189 runs, the side were bundled out for 164, going from 90-1 to 111-6, a shambolic period of 21 runs which saw the side unravel in their pursuit of the target at hand.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the best surfaces across not only the league but the country as well for batting, this pitch is going to be cut out from some of the best batting tracks in the world. There is no sign of grass with a hard and solid track seeing the ball come onto the bat nicely, allowing for clean, exquisite strokeplay.
Toss doesn’t play a huge difference on this wicket but the side winning the toss will be looking to step out and bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
- Jack Leah will miss his one for Glamorgan owing to his involvement in the ongoing Ashes series with England.
Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (C), James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Groenewald, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Craig Overton
David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram (C), Chris Cooke (WK), Callum Taylor, Owen Morgan, Daniel Douthwaite, Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter
Match: Somerset Vs Glamorgan
Date And Time: 24th August, Saturday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
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- Tom Banton, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton
- David Lloyd, Colin Ingram, Callum Taylor, Marchant de Lange
Top 4 Batting Order
- Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell, James Hildreth
- David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram
- Tom Banton, Roelof van der Merwe
- David Lloyd, Colin Ingram
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jerome Taylor, Craig Overton
- Ruaidhri Smith, Andrew Salter
SOM vs GLA Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
There was no hesitation in bringing in Tom Banton from Somerset for this encounter with the wicket-keeper being one of the finest bats in the showpiece league. He has amassed staggering runs on a consistent basis, seeing him be the second highest run scorer in the league and is bound to enjoy his time in the middle against a lopsided bowling setup.
Batsmen for SOM vs GLA Dream11
The second opener for the side Babar Azam comes in as well after scoring 44 runs yesterday and along with being his side’s top run getter. His 29 ball 40 run knock yesterday, one that saw a 70 run partnership be crafted for the first wicket see us bring in number 3 bat James Hildreth as well from the side.
We are also going ahead with their captain, Tom Abell as we opt for an entire trivalent of selections from the side, brining in their entire top-order for this encounter. Elsewhere only Colin Ingram interests us from Glamorgan, the only player who has waged a lone battle despite the rest of the batting unit struggling.
All-Rounders for SOM vs GLA Dream11
Left arm spinner Roelof Van Der Merwe’s selection for us was requisite not only due to his brand of bowling but the identity of the opposition as well. Glamorgan have failed in unison as a batting line-up, failing to string together two partnerships of note across their stay in the league and the ball turning away from them is bound to leave them flummoxed.
With 31 in 17 balls and the one wicket with the ball as well, we have also incurred in the services of Tom Lammonby from the side.
Bowling Order for SOM vs GLA Dream11
With us having picked up two spinners from Somerset in the previous facet, it was our turn to get in their top wicket taker, pacer Craig Overturn as well. Elsewhere from Glamorgan we have chosen to indulge in new ball bowlers and death overs operators Marchant de Lange and Andrew Salter.
Captain And Vice-Captain for SOM vs GLA Dream11
Banton is our captain for this match while Azam is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.