GLA vs GLO: Sophia Gardens will host the group stage match between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.
Glamorgan ended their term last season by finding themselves at the bottom half of the table. They’d be hoping to make it till the end this time with their action-packed squad.
Marnus Labuschagne, who’s delightful 2021 will play a huge role for the county team. He’ll be joined with his Australian counterpart Michael Nesser who will play a key role with the ball in hand alongside Gugten. The return of Colin Ingram adds icing on the cake as the top order along with Kiran Carlson looks stronger than ever.
Gloucestershire were the table-toppers last season and then the semi-finalists of the league before being knocked out by Surrey. They’re still in search of that maiden title win.
They recently signed the ever destructive Glenn Phillips and his addition to the squad could be advantageous for the side. He will be joined by Dan Worrall who’s a T20 specialist with the ball himself. With the bat, Ian Cockbain is the one to look out for with his incredible ball-striking ability. David Payne was impressive with the ball last season as he picked up the most wickets (16).
Match: Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire
Date & Time: 10th June 2021, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
GLA vs GLO Head-to-Head
In all, the two teams have met 30 times previously in the competition with Glamorgan winning 14 matches and Gloucestershire 13, with one game ending in a tie.
Both the teams would be looking to bat first after winning the toss. It’s a batting paradise as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Scoring runs won’t be difficult as the average first innings score at this venue is 165.
There’s a slight possibility of rain as it’s forecasted to be cloudy with extremely humid conditions during match day.
GLA vs GLO Predicted Playing XI
Chris Cooke (C & WK ), Kiran Carlson, Colin Ingram, Marnus Labuschagne, David Llyod, Michael Nesser, Andrew Slater, Prem Sisodiya, Callum Taylor, Timm Van Der Gugten, James Weighell
Glenn Phillips(WK), Jack Taylor(C), Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Benny Howell, George Scott, Josh Shaw, David Payne, Tom Smith
GLA vs GLO Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Glenn Phillips (vice-captain)
Batsmen: Marnus Labuschagne (captain), Colin Ingram, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain
All-rounders: Michael Nesser, David Llyod, Benny Howell
Bowlers: Timm Van Der Gugten, Josh Shaw, David Payne