T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Glamorgan vs Somerset – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Glamorgan vs Somerset – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Since Cardiff is a bowling pitch, picking up an extra bowler for your Dream11 fantasy side is recommended.

Cricket Stadium
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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 6:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST).

Preview

The eighth round of the T20 Blast 2020 will see Glamorgan clash against Somerset. The two teams are placed at the bottom half of the table with 2 wins each from 7 games. Somerset would consider themselves unlucky as they have lost a couple of close games. They would be determined to be on the right side of the finish line here at Cardiff.

Likewise, Glamorgan will also be desperate for a win. They had a fantastic outing with the ball in the last game against Northamptonshire at the very same venue and would be looking to replicate their performance. A loss would practically mean curtains for the home team.


Weather Report

The weather will be mostly sunny in Cardiff but there are slight chances of rain. The temperature will be around 24 °C.

Pitch Condition/Report

It’s a bowling paradise in Cardiff. As many as 19 wickets have fallen in the first innings of the two completed games this season. It wouldn’t be a surprise if teams elect to bowl first after winning the toss.

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, the wicket-keeper batsman, is the top run-getter for Glamorgan so far amassing 186 runs in 6 innings. He also has 8 dismissals as a wicket-keeper in the tournament. This makes him a must-have for your Dream11 fantasy side.

Timm van der Gugten has been good with the ball, picking up 9 wickets in 5 games at an economy of 7.18 runs per over. He picked up 3 wickets for 17 runs in the last game.

Andrew Salter has been equally good as van der Gugten. The all-rounder has picked up 9 wickets and scored some crucial runs for his team.

Tom Abell has mustered 169 runs so far with a healthy strike rate of 152.25. He scored a match-winning 74 off 45 balls the last time these two sides clashed.

Will Smeed will be the man to look out for in this game. The youngster scored a quickfire 82 off 49 balls in the last game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Chris Cooke, Will Smeed

Vice-Captain Options: Andrew Salter, Tom Abell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 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

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 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


Expert Advice

Since Cardiff is a bowling pitch, picking up an extra bowler for your Dream11 fantasy side is recommended.

Probable Winners

Somerset is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
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.