Vitality Blast Preview: Glamorgan v Somerset
Somerset will be looking to build on last night’s win over Middlesex when we travel to Sophia Gardens, Cardiff to take on Glamorgan in the Vitality Blast where the match will get underway at 6:30pm.
Somerset are currently 6th in the South Group with four points from four games whilst their hosts are just one place above them courtesy of a better run rate.
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In addition to this a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted after the match.
HEAD TO HEAD
Somerset and Glamorgan have played against each other on 28 occasions in T20 cricket. Somerset have won 13 of the matches, Glamorgan have won 11, two games have ended in a no result and two games have been abandoned without a ball bowled.
The highest total by Somerset in the series is 219 for five at Taunton in 2006, and for Glamorgan it is 206 for six in the same match.
The highest individual innings for Somerset is 107 not out by James Hildreth at Taunton in 2012 and for Glamorgan it is 116 not out by Ian Thomas at Taunton in 2004.
The best bowling for Somerset is six wickets for five runs (a World Record) by Arul Suppiah at Cardiff in 2011 while for Glamorgan it is three for nine by Robert Croft in the same match.
Last year the game between the two sides in Cardiff on July 15th ended in no result.
After being put into bat Glamorgan scored 171 for five off 17.2 overs thanks to Jacques Rudolph (65 not out) before the rain fell and the match was abandoned.
In the return match at the Cooper Associates County Ground on August 13th Glamorgan were again put into bat and posted 183 for six thanks to Nick Selman who hit 66.
Johann Myburgh (87) got the Somerset reply off to a great start and with three overs remaining 22 runs were needed for victory. Unfortunately the home side fell agonisingly short, ending on 182 for six.
Max Waller is in line to make his 100th T20 appearance for Somerset and is just two wickets away from claiming his 100th victim in this format of the game.
Head Coach, Jason Kerr will pick the starting XI from the following squad: Tom Abell, Corey Anderson, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Lewis Gregory (c), James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Max Waller.
Glamorgan could give a debut to Joe Burns and have named the following squad: Colin Ingram (c), Joe Burns, Kiran Carlson, Usman Khawaja, Aneurin Donald, Andrew Salter, Chris Cooke, Craig Meschede, Graham Wagg, Jeremy Lawlor, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Hogan.
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Ahead of the match Somerset Vitality Blast Captain, Lewis Gregory said: “You don’t win or lose this competition after four games. We’ve now got two wins on the board and hopefully we can go on a run and get some momentum in this competition. It’s a tough schedule at times but you get used to it and it can help you build up that momentum when you have back to back games like this.”
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
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