SOM vs GLO Dream11 Team Prediction: The dramatic land of the Vitality Blast sees Somerset and Gloucestershire vie for a spot in the Top 4.
Despite having the league’s top two run scorers in their kitty, Somerset have failed to perform in accordance to the skill set at their disposal. Placed in fifth in the South Group, the team have had to face the ramifications of too much inconsistency with their five wins being accompanied by four defeats something which sees them chasing a spot in the Top 4.
Elsewhere, their opponents Gloucestershire, their 11 points after 10 matches place them nicely in fourth place. Their previous win against Hampshire was a comprehensive 7 wicket win as they successfully chased down the 140 run target set to them with two wickets to spare, one that the side will be looking to replicate against a staunch opponent today.
On the other hand, Somerset who look to displace Gloucestershire from fourth place come into this encounter buoyed by a huge 55 run win. It was as comprehensive a win as they come, one which saw them trash Kent Spitfires, scoring 206 while batting first before sending their opponents packing for just 151.
The win was a massive boost to their net run-rate, something which could end up playing a pivotal difference in the time ahead given the closely contested nature of the group.
SOM vs GLO Dream11 Team Prediction
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (c), James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Craig Overton, Tim Groenewald
Michael Klinger (C), Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor, Andrew Tye, Tom Smith, Chris Liddle, Zak Chappell, David Payne
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the best pitches in the country for batting, this surface has reveled us in some colossal scores. The ball lands onto the bat extremely nicely and with the shot boundaries in play, this surface is going to be one where we could easily see the tea batting first going onto score in excess of 200.
Being a night encounter, the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first and look to make the most of the batting conducive conditions.
Dream11 Picks for SOM vs GLO
Wicket-keepers for SOM vs GLO Dream11
There couldn’t have been anyother pick in this segment apart from Somerset’s opener Tom Banton. The wicket-keeper has been one of the most impressive player in the Vitality Blast, scoring runs at will to act as the fulcrum of his side, helping give his outfit the perfect foundation to go on and score massive totals.
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His 100 in 52 balls in the previous encounter saw his side breach the symbolic milestone of 200, an innings which was ravishing for the way he went about scrimmaging his way to the fence. A match winning 64 in his side’s win the last time around, one that got them past the finishing line without any jitters sees Gloucestershire’s James Bracey come in as well.
Batsmen for SOM vs GLO Dream11
Babar Azam from Somerset comes in, the side’s top scorer, just ahead of To Banton by a small margin. The two have in unison made for the most formidable opening partnership, using their penchant for runs to reverberate their alluring displays on a consistent basis.
With 62 in 33 balls, the side’s captain Tom Abell comes in as well for us. From the opposition we have gotten in their opening dup with captain Michael Klinger being opted for after making 40 in the previous match, putting on a 102 run partnership for the first wicket. Miles Hammond accompanies him for this one.
All-rounders for SOM vs GLO Dream11
Despite Roelof Van Der Merwe waning in from recently, we have decided to stick with the Somerset man owing to his four overs of spin. Gloucestershire have a waning middle-order, one which has found to tough to play the slower stuff and Merwe emerges as the best option in a facet bereft of viable options.
While Higgins was someone we considered as well owing to his fifth position in the batting order, he’s not got overs with the ball recently and it’s a predicament which sees us leave him out.
Bowlers for SOM vs GLO Dream11
This surface and the paying conditions prevelant in this encounter pointed towards only one thing when building out this department. This is a match where the death over bowlers will massively flourish owing to the batsmen’s likelihood to lash out at every delivery in a bid to pile on runs.
This sees us bring in Jerome Taylor from Somerset, someone who has picked up at least a wicket in ever match he’s played for the side. With 3-32 in the previous match, Craig Overton comes in from the side as well while it’s frontline pacer Andrew Tye who’ll be spearheading Gloucestershire’s attack for us.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.