This will be the 1000th List A match for Somerset.
Somerset will go head to head against Glamorgan in the Group 1 fixture of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Wednesday. With some stunning batting performances from Steven Davies, James Hildreth, and Lewis Goldsworthy, Somerset sealed a 6 wickets victory over Derbyshire in their opening encounter. They would look to make most of the home ground conditions in favor of them.
Meanwhile, two consecutive wins in their first two matches made Glamorgan take the top spot in the Group 1 standings. With complete all-round performances, they got better of the Northamptonshire by 59 runs to register their 2nd win in this tournament. All the batters are in fine nick and they are all set for their 3rd consecutive win.
Somerset vs Glamorgan, Group 1
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Date &Time: July 28th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
The surface is conducive for the batters and least for the bowlers. It’s a small ground where runs will come easily. Batting will be much easier in the first half of the match and anything over 300 puts pressure on the teams chasing.
Probable Playing XIs SOM vs GLA:
Steven Davies (wk), Sam Young, George Bartlett, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Eddie Byrom, Ben Green (c), Kasey Aldridge, Josh Davey, Jack Brooks, Sonny Baker
Hamish Rutherford, Nick Selman, Steven Reingold, Kiran Carlson (c), Billy Root, Callum Taylor, Tom Cullen (wk), Joe Cooke, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan, Andy Gorvin / James Weighell
SOM vs GLA Top Picks for SOM vs GLA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Somerset
Steven Davies gave a perfect start in the run-chase of 298 runs against Derbyshire. He scored 94 runs from just 72 balls which comprises 12 fours and a six.
James Hildreth batted exceptionally well in the last game against Derbyshire and registered his 8th century in the List A career. He got out after a well-made 110 runs from 109 balls.
Top Picks – Glamorgan
After getting out cheaply for 7 in the 1st game against Warwickshire, Hamish Rutherford made it up for that and scored a brilliant 86 runs against Northamptonshire in the last match.
Skipper Kiran Carlson is a reliable batter for Glamorgan. In 2 matches so far in this tournament, he has scored 75 runs at an average of 37.5 with the highest score of 60.
SOM vs GLA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SOM vs GLA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steven Davies, Tom Cullen, Hamish Rutherford, James Hildreth (c), Nick Selman, Kiran Carlson (vc), Callum Taylor, Lewis Goldsworthy, Michael Hogan, Jack Brooks, Sonny Baker
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SOM vs GLA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steven Davies (c), Hamish Rutherford (vc), James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Kiran Carlson, Billy Root, Lewis Goldsworthy, Joe Cooke, Michael Hogan, Jack Brooks, Lukas Carey
SOM vs GLA Risky Captaincy Choices:
George Bartlett is still in his early days in the 50 over format. He has 225 runs to his name in the List A cricket, you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Joe Cooke has been impressive with his all-round performances. In 2 matches, he has scored 55 runs and picked up 6 wickets. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Due to a lot of competition among the batters, it’s hard to include Sam Young in the final eleven.
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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.