(Match Preview, Playing XI, H2H Record, Ground Stats, Weather Report, Pitch Report and Match Prediction)

Match Preview : (By-Anuj)

        Hello and welcome to the preview & match prediction of 78th match of the Vitality T20 blast 2022, which will be played between Somerset and Gloucestershire in The TCAC Ground Taunton on 17th June. The two teams last met each other in the current season, where Somerset had defeated Gloucestershire by 3 wickets in rain effected match .
        If we will look on Somerset performance in this season, they are passing through superior way. They are stand on 2nd position on Points Table of the South Group, they have played 7 matches till now and they won 5 matches and lost 2 matches. In their last match, they lost by 32 runs against Kent in high scoring contest.
        On the other side, Gloucestershire performance in this season has looks good. They are stand on 4th position on Points Table of the South Group, they have played 8 matches till now and they won 4 matches and lost 3 matches and 1 match no result. In their last match, they won by 4 runs against Sussex in low scoring contest.

Somerset Squad : Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Green, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle,

Gloucestershire Squad : Miles Hammond, James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips, Jack Taylor (c), Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, Zak Chappell, Josh Shaw, George Scott, Mohammad Amir, Chris Dent & Matt Taylor

H2H Record :

Total Matches: 36
Somerset won : 15
Gloucestershire won : 14
No Result: 7

H2H records at TCAC Ground :

Total Matches: 18
Somerset won : 08
Gloucestershire won : 07
No Result: 3

Weather Report :

       According to weather experts, during the match time, The temperature will remain around 30°C with 77% humidity and 12 km/hr wind speed. Sky will be clear.

Pitch Report :

       The pitch at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton is batting pitch, It’s has witnessed some high-scoring games, and this could be one such. The batters will be benefitted more because the average first innings score at this venue is 183 runs in four matches so far. Thus, a competitive total by the two in-form teams will be expected on this turf. The winning captain would look to bat first and set a huge target.

Match Prediction:

Gloucestershire will win

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