Vitality Blast 2023, Match 104: SOM vs GLO Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Can Somerset win their third consecutive match, or will Gloucestershire spoil their winning streak?
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Somerset will face Gloucestershire in the 104th match of the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 at County Ground in Taunton on June 23. This match is part of the South Group fixtures. The two teams have contrasting positions in the points table, with Somerset currently holding the top spot with 9 wins out of 11 games, while Gloucestershire are placed 8th with 4 wins out of 11 games. With their season nearing its end, Gloucestershire will aim to spoil Somerset's winning streak.
In their previous match against Glamorgan, Somerset won the toss and chose to field. Glamorgan was bowled out for 171 runs, with Craig Overton and Jack Brooks taking 3 wickets each and Josh Davey and Ben Green picking up 2 wickets each. Glamorgan's captain, Kiran Carlson, top-scored with 71 runs off 45 balls, while Van Der Gugten scored 48 runs off 29 balls. In the chase, Somerset lost the early wicket of Tom Banton, but Will Smeed's 66 off 36 balls and Tom Kohler Cadmore's unbeaten 62 off 42 balls led them to a comfortable eight-wicket victory.
Gloucestershire faced Sussex in their last match, where they suffered a seven-wicket defeat. After being asked to bat first, Gloucestershire could only manage to score 140 runs, with Aristides Karvelas and Shadab Khan taking 4 wickets each. In the chase, Sussex opener Harrison Ward played aggressively, scoring 51 runs off 27 balls at a strike rate of 188. With Shadab Khan's unbeaten 28 off 14 balls, Sussex secured a seven-wicket victory. With three matches remaining, Gloucestershire will aim to put up their best performance.
Vitality Blast, 23 Jun 2023, Fri, 11:00 PM IST, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Bench : TA Lammonby, L Gregory, PM Siddle, RE van der Merwe, MJ Henry, James Rew, SM Davies, CT Bancroft, GA Bartlett, ARI Umeed, George Thomas-2, Lewis Goldsworthy, Sam Young, Ned Leonard, Jamie Baird, Joshua Thomas, Sonny Baker, MJ Leach, Alfie Ogborne, Jack Harding
Bench : James Bracey, Chris Dent, Jack Taylor, PA van Meekeren, Glenn Phillips, Tom Lace, MS Harris, Joe Phillips, William Naish, Jared Warner, Luke Charlesworth, M de Lange, Dominic Goodman, Josh Shaw, Zaman Akhter, Ajeet Dale
Injury and availability news
Ben Green SOM | BAT
The bowler from Somerset has been in excellent form, consistently taking wickets and maintaining an economy rate of 8.37 in the 11 matches played so far. Considering his impressive performance, he would indeed be a strong candidate for the captaincy position in your fantasy team.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore SOM | WK
He has been in exceptional form, accumulating 384 runs in 11 matches at an impressive strike rate of 174.21. With his consistent performances and ability to score quickly, he would certainly be a strong contender for the captaincy position in your fantasy team.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
SOM | ALL
The Somerset all-rounder's performance in the current season has been below expectations. With just 75 runs from 10 matches, his batting contributions have been limited.
GLO | WK
The wicketkeeper-batter from Somerset has been underperforming in the current season, accumulating only 167 runs from 10 matches. With a below-par performance and a lack of significant contributions, it may be advisable to drop him from your fantasy team.