The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire at the County Ground in Bristol.
The match is scheduled to start at 02:00 PM Local Time (06:30 PM IST) (01:00 PM UTC) and can be streamed live on FanCode.
Coming into this match, things would be evened out between the teams in terms of their experience of playing and the pitch conditions of the County Ground in Bristol. But, in terms of their history against each other, some conclusions can be made over which team outperforms the other when on the ground.
In the last 5 matches they have played against each other, Gloucestershire have beaten Glamorgan twice, with one match being drawn between the two and one leading to a no result. So, the odds in this match will be kind of in the favour of Gloucestershire, but Glamorgan will be looking to make a comeback and even out the head to head equation.
Saturday is expected to bring along partly cloudy skies and the temperature hovering around the 15 degree Celsius mark.
The pacers are expected to get a good amount of help of this pitch. Batsmen should be careful with their shot selection.
Average first innings score: 149 (Last 6 matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Cooke (c)(wk), Andy Balbirine, Lukas Carey, Kiran Carlson, Merchant de Lange, Michael Hogan, Owen Morgan, Billy Root, Callum Taylor, Graham Wagg, Timm Van Der Gugten.
Bench: Dan Douthwaite, Prem Sisodiya, Andrew Salter.
James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, George Hankins, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, Jack Taylor (c), Graeme van Buuren, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Tom Smith/David Payne.
Bench: Ben Charlesworth, Tom Smith/David Payne, George Scott.
Michael Hogan has played 83 domestic T20 matches for his club and has taken 94 wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 7.81 runs per over. He will look to make his mark with the ball in this tournament too.
Jack Taylor has played 80 T20 matches for Gloucestershire in which he has managed to score a total of 928 runs and also has 26 wickets to his name.
Timm van der Gugten in the 34 T20 matches he has played for his club, he has scored 94 runs and also has 43 wickets to his name, at an economy rate of 8.58 runs per over.
Graham Wagg is the third-highest wicket-taker for his team and has done decently with the bat too. He has played 93 matches and has scored 874 runs and has taken 92 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Michael Hogan, Jack Taylor
Vice-Captain options – Timm van der Gugten, Graham Wagg
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – James Bracey
Batters – Jack Taylor, Chris Dent, Callum Taylor
All-Rounders – Graeme van Buuren, Graham Wagg, Owen Morgan
Bowlers – Merchant de Lange, Michael Hogan (C), Timm van der Gugten (VC), Lucas Carey
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Chris Cooke
Batters – Jack Taylor (C), Andy Balbirnie, Callum Taylor, Ian Cockbain
All-Rounders – Graeme van Buuren, Graham Wagg (VC)
Bowlers – Merchant de Lange, Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten, David Payne
Michael Hogan is one of the all-time top wicket-takers of his club but still was picked in only 5.91 per cent of the teams at the time of writing. He is a must pick player in your fantasy team.
Gloucestershire is expected to win this match.
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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.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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