Somerset will play against Gloucestershire on August 16 in The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. It will be a battle of two tail-ender teams of south group. Both teams are in particularly good form and suffering due to their incompatibility. Which team has more chance in the upcoming clash? Here are the match preview and prediction.

Big chance for Babar Azam and co. to snatch a win: SOM vs GLO, SG, Vitality Blast T20 2019

The match is set to begin at local time 11:30 PM on August 16


Somerset is not a bad team and they definitely have a competitive squad. But, this season they literally failed to justify their name. The main reason is their batting line-up. The incoherence of their batsmen, especially middle-order batsmen is the supreme reason behind their downfall. Babar Azam and his mates now get a chance to snatch a win in their home ground.

CoachJason Kerr

CaptainLewis Gregory

Somerset will get the advantage of their own ground
Somerset will get the advantage of their own ground


At first, it was assumed that Gloucestershire is the victim of bad weather. But, it seems it was a blessing in disguise as they’re underperforming on a continuous basis. Their squad is relatively poor and they can’t cope with big teams with this squad. Their only consistent player is Ian Cockbain.

CoachRichard Dawson

CaptainMichael Klinger

Gloucestershire is not playing well at all
Gloucestershire is not playing well at all

Weather Forecast

There’s a chance of a heavy shower. But, it won’t last long. The weather will be a windy one.

Likely XI –


  • Jerome Taylor, 
  • James Hildreth, 
  • Roelof van der Merwe, 
  • Max Waller, 
  • Babar Azam, 
  • Craig Overton, 
  • Jamie Overton, 
  • Tom Abell (c), 
  • Tom Banton (wk), 
  • Edward Byrom, 
  • Tom Lammonby


  • Chris Liddle, 
  • Benny Howell, 
  • Tom Smith, 
  • David Payne, 
  • Jack Taylor, 
  • Michael Klinger (c), 
  • Ian Cockbain, 
  • Miles Hammond, 
  • Andrew Tye, 
  • Ryan Higgins, 
  • James Bracey (wk)

Match Prediction 

Despite Gloucestershire is above than Somerset in the point table, but Somerset has a comparatively good squad than them. Moreover, the match will be on Somerset’s ground. So, our prediction is going to them.

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Somerset is a decent squad than Gloucestershire. They will also play in their home ground. Although whoever wins the game, it won’t change much in the point table as the chances of the next stage is almost decided.