Date & Time: Sunday, September 13, 18:30 IST
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England
It has been brilliant run for Gloucestershire so far in the tournament. They have been delivering the goods on a consistent basis and topped the points table with their incredible cricketing skills in the middle. Ryan Higgins, Dent and Cockbain have been exceptional while Somerset has got Babar Azam, Tom Abell and Van der Merwe, who can make things happen for their side.
George Hankins, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor
Babar Azam, Steven Davies (wk), Barlett, Tom Abell, Edward Byrom, Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Ollie Sale, Max Waller
It would be no different to the previous games, as all the matches are scheduled to be played on the same turf. The wicket will help the bowlers while the batsmen need to toil hard for their runs. However, with the game being it’s first after a week break, the wicket might assist the batsmen, as it used to be before.
Babar Azam has always been a splendid player in this format of the game and we expect him to deliver today. His ability to convert starts into big knocks makes him a special player. Going by stats, we decided to go with him.
One of the players, who can’t be ignored at any cost. He has got the talent to make things happen with the ball and also delivers with the bat in the middle-order. From all factors of the game, he looks pretty consistent and a very solid player for his side.
Off late, Dent has become a special player for his side. His recent form has been astounding and delivering match-winning performances on a consistent basis. Thus, we decided to go with him as our must-have player.
As always, Steve Davies will enter the contest as the big bet. Once he gets settled in the crease, it is tough to stop a player of his caliber. Looking at his overall stats, we chose him as out big bet for this contest.
Taylor has got brilliant stats in the format of the game but the top-order of Gloucestershire has been exceptional and giving less opportunities for him to make things happen. Thus, we decided to leave him.