T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Glamorgan vs Somerset – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Updates

T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Glamorgan vs Somerset – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Updates

Teenager Will Smeed scored a quickfire 82 in the last match. He can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

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Match Details

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Glamorgan and Somerset at Sofia Gardens in Cardiff.

This match is scheduled to start at 06:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST).

Preview

Things are looking grim for both the sides who will grace the picturesque Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday. Both Glamorgan and Somerset are stuck in the bottom half of the points table in Central Group. Both teams have won two of their seven games while suffering defeats in four of them.

One match for either side was abandoned, owing to the unpredictable British weather. Courtesy a healthier strike rate, Somerset are ahead of their opposition. Mathematically, there is still a glimmer of hope for both the teams. This makes the upcoming clash an incredibly important one.


Weather Report

Though there are slight chances of precipitation, we can expect a mostly sunny day at the Welsh capital. The temperature is expected to be around 24 °C.

Pitch Condition/Report

The pitch at Sophia Gardens has been excruciatingly harsh on the batsmen. Teams batting first have will find it hard to pose a good total. Anything over 130 can be considered as a good score.

Average 1st Innings Score: 119 (In 2 completed games this season)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won – 2, Lost –0, Tie –0.

Injury and Availability News

James Hildreth is unavailable as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Probable Playing XIs

Glamorgan: Chris Cooke (c)(wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Marchant De Lange, David Lloyd, Owen Morgan, Andrew Salter, Nicholas Selman, Prem Sisodiya, Ruaidhri Smith, Callum Taylor, Timm van der Gugten.

Bench: Kiran Carlson, Dan Douthwaite, Graham Wagg.

Somerset: Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Abell, Babar Azam, George Bartlett, Josh Davey, Steven Davies (wk), Tom Lammonby, Ollie Sale, Will Smeed, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller.

Bench: Lewis Goldsworthy, Craig Overton.


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Top Picks

Chris Cooke is the leading run-scorer of his side. The Glamorgan skipper has scored 186 runs in 6 innings. His average is almost 40, with his strike rate being a notch under 120.

Timm van der Gugten has done with the ball what Cooke has done with the bat. He has picked up 9 wickets in 5 games at an average of just over 10. He has conceded runs at an economy rate of slightly over 7 runs per over.

Andrew Salter is another Glamorgan bowler who has been excellent with the ball in hand. He has scalped 9 wickets in 7 games while maintaining a brilliant economy rate of slightly over 7 runs per over, and an average of under 20.

Tom Abell has scored 169 runs from 6 innings so far. He has a fiery strike rate of over 150 and an impressive average of over 30. He can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Chris Cooke, Will Smeed

Vice-Captain Options: Andrew Salter, Tom Abell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Wicket Keeper: Chris Cooke (C)

Batsmen: Andrew Balbirnie, Tom Abell, Will Smeed

All-rounders: Andrew Salter (VC), Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers: Marchant De Lange, Timm van der Gugten, Josh Davey, Prem Sisodiya

12th Man: Steven Davies

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Wicket Keeper: Chris Cooke

Batsmen: Tom Abell (VC), Will Smeed (C), Babar Azam

All-rounders: Andrew Salter, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers: Marchant De Lange, Timm Van Der Gugten, Josh Davey, Max Waller

12th Man: Prem Sisodiya


Expert Advice

Teenager Will Smeed scored a quickfire 82 in the last match. He can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Probable Winners

Somerset is expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.