Date & Time: Tuesday, September 01, 23:00 IST
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England
Both teams had a mixed start to their tournament so far. Glamorgan won one game out of their three, in which one was lost while the other was abandoned due to rain. On the other hand, Somerset are yet to win a single game, as they lost one and the other resulted in rain-washout.
For Glamorgan, the skipper Cooke is in exceptional form with the bat while Andrew Salter has been looking after the bowling department. However, the major concern of the team is all about the form of Andy Balbarnie and the other batsmen in the top-order alongside the fast bowlers.
On the other hand, Somerset is pretty much reliant on Roelaf Van der Merwe, who is doing the job with bat and ball. All the top-order and middle-order batsmen have failed to make their impression in the first game and it is expected that they would join the part from this game. All in all, a thriller is on the cards, with both teams having brilliant players.
Somerset has added their star performer Dom Bess to their previous squad while Glamorgan named Nick Selmen as a replacement for injured Graham Wagg.
George Bartlett, Steven Davies (wk), James Hildreth, Tom Abell (c), Edward Byrom/Ben Green, Dom Bess, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Max Waller
Chris Cooke (c & wk), Kiran Carlson, Callum Taylor, Nick Selmen/Owen Morgan, Andrew Balbirnie, Billy Root, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Marchant de Lange, Timm van der Gugten, Prem Sisodiya
Once again, it is going to be a tough day at the office for the fast bowlers. As per the stats, the pitch looks beneficial for the batsman to go with their shots while fast bowlers have something on offer with the new ball. As the game progress, spinners might come into play.
He is in top-notch form and already scored a couple of fifties in the last two games. He has to be your first pick for his exceptional form in the tournament so far. Cooke is batting in the middle-order and gets promoted if the number of overs are less.
The off-spinner is continuing his form from where he left in the last season. He already has five wickets to his name, in which, one 4-wicket haul is included. Besides that, he is a useful batting option down the line, thus, we pick him as our must-have.
The Ace all-rounder is yet to make an impact on the tournament with his all-round show but he already made his name appear in the batting charts. Stats say him a must-have player for this game.
It is rather surprising that Balbirnie has failed to make an impact on the game. However, he has got good stats and got the ability to make a quick turnaround. Thus, we went with him as our big bet for this game.
Bess is a star international player but unfortunately, we have missed him in this side, as he doesn’t have great stats to back in this format. Thus, we left him for this game.