English T20 Blast 2020 – GLA vs WOR – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips

T20 Blast, 2020 – Central Group, Glamorgan vs Worcestershire: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Marchant de Lange, fresh off an FC hundred, took 13 wickets at a strike rate of 15.3 in T20 Blast 2019.

Match Details:

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Glamorgan and Worcestershire at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).

Preview:

Glamorgan will be hosting Worcestershire on the opening day of the T20 Blast 2020 at the Sophia Gardens part of the North Group. The Glamorgan team had one of the worst seasons ever last year as they won only one of the ten completed matches. Playing in the South Group, Glamorgan finished at the bottom while all the remaining eight teams winning at least five games. Worcestershire, on the other hand, made it to the finals in the previous two T20 Blast seasons; winning in 2018 and losing out a thriller in 2019.


Weather Condition/Report:

Showers and light rain are expected during the match to be played on Thursday evening at the Sophia Gardens.

The T20 Blast match between Glamorgan and Worcestershire is likely to be affected by the showers.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sophia Gardens hosted seven matches in the last year’s T20 Blast where only five matches ended without any rain interruptions. The team batting first lost on as many as four occasions; all of them while posting a total under 200.

The 2019 T20 Blast witnessed an average first-innings total of 172 across five completed matches. The teams batting second recorded a good amount of success which means a total of 180+ is a must to win while defending here.

Average first-innings score: 172 (T20 Blast 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Glamorgan:

Chris Cooke (C & WK), Andy Balbirnie, Lukas Carey, Kiran Carlson, Billy Root, Andrew Salter, Callum Taylor, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange, Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten.

Bench – Owen Morgan, Dan Douthwaite, Prem Sisodiya.

Worcestershire:

Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jack Haynes, Daryl Mitchell, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (WK), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (C), Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Josh Tongue/Adam Finch.

Bench – Jake Libby, Josh Tongue/Adam Finch.


Top Picks:

Marchant de Lange, fresh off an FC hundred, took 13 wickets at a strike rate of 15.3 in T20 Blast 2019.

Jack Haynes played for the England U19 team across the last two years where he scored a couple of fifties.

Hamish Rutherford, on his day, can produce huge innings but is little too inconsistent in the limited-overs.

Graham Wagg took five wickets at an economy of 7.4 and scored 55 runs in six innings during 2019 T20 Blast.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Riki Wessels, Daryll Mitchell, Andy Balbirnie

Vice-Captain options – Hamish Rutherford, Graham Wagg, Ed Barnard


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Chris Cooke

Batsmen – Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Andy Balbirnie (VC), Callum Taylor

All-RoundersDaryll Mitchell (C), Brett D’Oliveira, Graham Wagg

Bowlers – Marchant de Lange, Dillon Pennington, Timm van der Gugten

12th Man – Andrew Salter

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Chris Cooke

BatsmenRiki Wessels (C), Jack Haynes, Andy Balbirnie, Kiran Carlson

All-Rounders – Daryll Mitchell, Andrew Salter, Graham Wagg

Bowlers – Marchant de Lange, Dillon Pennington, Ed Barnard (VC)

12th Man – Hamish Rutherford


Expert Advice:

Worcestershire has a lot of bowling options in the squad announced for this match against Glamorgan. Hence, we have to wait and see how does their playing XI look like and which bowlers will play. Dillon Pennington and Ed Barnard are most likely to play on Thursday and which is why we have picked them in our fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

Worcestershire is likely to kick start the tournament by edging past Glamorgan on the first day.

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.