Date & Time: Thursday, July 18, 23:00 IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales
Glamorgan brace for redemption as they face last season’s table topper Somerset
The second match of the opening day in the Vitality T20 Blast will feature Somerset and Glamorgan from the South Division. Somerset who finished at the top in the group stage from South Division will be eager to continue the same in this season too. On the other side, Glamorgan wants to turn their fortunes this time around as they failed to break into the quarterfinals in the previous season.
Glamorgan has announced their 13-member squad for the opening clash against Somerset. The 13-member squad consists of Billy Root, Jeremy Lawlor, Colin Ingram (C), David Lioyd, Kiran Carlson, Chris Cooke (wk), Graham Wagg, Andrew Salter, Micheal Hogan, Lukas Carey, Dan Douthwaite, Owen Morgan, Marchant de Lange. On the other hand, Somerset is yet to announce their 13-man squad.
The surface at Sophia Gardens is not as high scoring as the venues in England. So we expect bowlers to have an extra edge in the clash. Weather-wise there is a slight chance of rain in the second half of the game which might spice the pitch even more in favor of bowlers.
Somerset is blessed with the World’s No.1 T20I batsman in their squad. He has been in great form in the recently concluded World Cup, where he was the top run-getter for Pakistan. His present form and his consistency in the format makes him one of the most sought after players in today’s match in the Dream11 cricket team.
He has become an expert of the T20 format in the past few years, where he was the most sorted player around T20 leagues. He has been a vital cog of the Delhi Daredevils’ middle order in this season of the IPL, in which he had come up with handy knocks. He was the top run-getter for his side in the previous season where he scored 430 runs from just 11 matches.
Marchant de Lange
The seasoned campaigner has been in good form in this year’s county season where he was the top wicket-taker for the side in the Royal London Cup. He was also the leading wicket-taker for the side in the T20 Blast 2018 where he picked 19 wickets at an average of 22. The above factors make him a must-have player in the Dream11 fantasy cricket team for today’s match.