GLO vs SOM Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 23, 2019
Somerset has been having a bit of a mixed T20 Blast 2019. It is one of the strongest sides in the tournament and has played some wonderful matches but it has also been quite inconsistent this year. As a result, it is currently out of the qualification zone and needs to get its act together.
Somerset will be playing against Gloucestershire, a side that has benefitted from three no-results and is one place above Somerset in the table right now.
Gloucestershire vs Somerset is going to be played at the County Ground, Bristol on the 23rd of August 2019.
GLO vs SOM Team Previews
Michael Klinger is getting some runs under his belt at just the right time in the tournament and will be looking to kick on from here. He will know that Gloucestershire is lucky to be this high in the table because of the weather but it is not going to be enough to see them through to the knockouts.
Players like Michael Klinger, Miles Hammond, James Bracey, and Ian Cockbain will have to step up their game and score runs more consistently.
The bowling is a bit thin especially after an injury has gotten rid of one of their best T20 bowlers, Benny Howell. A lot of the load will now fall on Andrew Tye who has been good without being at his best.
Avid Payne, Chris Liddle, Zak Chappell, and Tom Smith are not the strongest bowling attack and could struggle against the impressive Somerset batting lineup.
Gloucestershire Playing 11
M Klinger, MAH Hammond, JR Bracey, IA Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, JW Taylor, GLV Buuren, Tom Smith, AJ Tye, CJ Liddle, DA Payne.
A lot of interest will be in seeing how Tom Banton is able to continue his development as a first-class player. He has been scoring runs in every format and is in superb touch right now. With him and Babar Azam at the top of the order, Somerset has one of the best opening pairs in the entire T20 Blast.
James Hildreth, Tom Abell, and some very talented all-rounders make Somerset a formidable T20 batting side.
Max Waller, Jerom Taylor, and Craig Overton will be leading the bowling for Somerset and all three of them are bowlers to be wary of. Somerset should have enough firepower in its side to be able to overcome Gloucestershire in the batting and bowling.
Roelof van der Merwe, the lone spinner for Somerset could have a big role to play in this match.
Somerset Playing 11
Tom Banton, Babar Azam, JC Hildreth, TB Abell, EJ Byrom, Tom Lammonby, RE Van Der Merwe, Craig Overton, TD Groenewald, Jerome Taylor, MTC Waller.
GLO vs SOM Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Gloucestershire vs Somerset T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Bristol. An excellent day for cricket lies ahead of us in Bristol according to the current forecast. We should have plenty of sun and no worried about the rain playing spoilsport again.
The pitch in Bristol is good for batting while the short boundaries are going to be a magnet for some big hitting as well.
GLO vs SOM Betting Tips
Gloucestershire has been fortunate to have got a lot of points from matches which it may not have won. That being said, its performances have improved in recent matches and it comes into this contest in good form. Somerset is a strong T20 side with a batting that is better than Gloucestershire. It also has a good bowling attack that should be able to help it win.
Bet on Somerset to win.
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