Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Somerset vs Glamorgan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Somerset vs Glamorgan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Fakhar Zaman’s contract with Glamorgan came to an end.

Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh. (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Somerset and Glamorgan at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and Fan Code app in India.


More than their loss, the win of Gloucestershire makes Somerset uncomfortable as the former moved to No.2 in the South Group with 14 points after 12 games. Somerset remain in the 5th position having earned 11 points in 11 matches. The team led by Tom Abell need to win their remaining three matches for a spot in the Quarter-Final. Playing two of those three games in Taunton will surely help them.

Somerset will host Glamorgan on Saturday who has not won even one match in this season. Glamorgan completed 11 matches out of which six resulted in their defeats. Two matches were washed out after a brief period of play and a game which they should have won ended in a Tie. Their previous two matches got abandoned without a toss. They will look to bag a couple of wins before bowing out of the tournament.

Weather Report:

Saturday is expected to be under the sun during most part of the day. Clear skies are expected throughout the day in Taunton. Though the rain does not possess a major threat to this game, the precipitation level begins to increase around 9 PM. At least 25 overs of play will be completed by this point.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Taunton is easily the best batting surface at the moment for the T20s in England. The ground has witnessed high-scoring games in the recent past not only in the T20 Blast but also in the Kia Super League. There are good chances of 200+ totals getting chased down at this venue.

Average first innings score: 194 (Last seven T20 Blast matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4

Injury and Team News:

Fakhar Zaman’s contract with Glamorgan came to an end.

Probable Playing XIs:


Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (C), James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Groenewald, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Craig Overton.

Bench: George Bartlett, Ollie Sale, Jamie Overton, Dominic Bess.


David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram (C), Chris Cooke (WK), Callum Taylor, Owen Morgan, Daniel Douthwaite, Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter.

Bench: Roman Walker, Prem Sisodiya.

Top Picks:

Babar Azam and Tom Banton are the only players with 400+ runs in this season as they scored 478 and 406 runs from ten innings thus far. Ruaidhri Smith took 3-fer in the only game he played this season. He came into the team after scoring a fifty and bagging 5-wicket haul for the Glamorgan 2nd XI.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram

Vice-Captain – Tom Abell, David Lloyd, Ruaidhri Smith, Roelof van der Merwe

Shaun Marsh could be a differential pick as captain or vice-captain. Marsh scored four fifties and four 30+ scores across 17 T20 innings he played in England. He scored 508 runs at an average of 39.08 in those matches.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tom Banton

Batters – Babar Azam (C)David Lloyd (VC), Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram

All-Rounders – Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Ruaidhri Smith

Bowlers – Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tom Banton (C)

Batters – Babar Azam, Shaun Marsh (VC), David Lloyd, Tom Abell

All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe, Daniel Douthwaite, Ruaidhri Smith

Bowlers – Jerome Taylor, Craig Overton, Andrew Salter


Expert Advice:

The Glamorgan’s David Lloyd, Shaun Marsh and Colin Ingram play a key role batting in top four. Lloyd is ahead of the International stars in preference order due to his form and ability to take wickets. Ingram has been quite poor in the tournament except for a couple of good knocks. Marsh will be a better option than Colin as the Australian either opens the innings or bats at No.3.

Probable Winners:

Somerset will start as favourites against the winless Glamorgan team.

*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.