Somerset play Gloucestershire in the County Championship Division One 2022 on Monday, September 5, 2022, at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton from 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

Somerset have had a disappointing season so far, winning only twice in 10 County Championship matches. However, the hosts have managed to gain a few points after three draws in the last three matches. They also suffered seven back-to-back defeats in the recently concluded Royal London One-Day Cup. 

Gloucestershire are the only team yet to win a single match in the County Championship Division One 2022 but they notched up five wins in eight matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022. The visitors also beat Somerset in the one-day cup this season by five wickets. Miles Hammond, the middle-order batter, is currently the only Gloucestershire player in the top 10 run-scorers in the County Championship this season with 739 runs.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire County Championship Division One 2022 odds

Melbet odds: Somerset: 1.85, Gloucestershire: 1.88

Betwinner odds: Somerset: 1.85, Gloucestershire: 1.88

Fun88 odds: Somerset: 1.82, Gloucestershire: 1.90

1xBet odds: Somerset: 1.85, Gloucestershire: 1.88

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire head-to-head 

Somerset have been the better team in the last five matches against Gloucestershire, winning three games along with a draw. The latest Somerset win was in May 2022, Tom Abell’s 142-run knock and Jack Leach’s eight wickets in two innings ensured victory by an innings and 246 runs against Gloucestershire. 

The visitors’ last win against the Taunton-based team came in April 2021, thanks to James Bracey’s knocks of 118 and 83 in the first and second innings respectively.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire squads

Somerset: Tom Abell (captain), Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Steven Davies, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Imam-ul-Haq, Sajid Khan, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Ned Leonard, Craig Overton, James Rew (wicketkeeper), Ollie Sale, Will Smeed, Andrew Umeed, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller.

Gloucestershire: James Bracey (wicketkeeper), Ben Charlesworth, Luke Charlesworth, Ian Cockbain, Ajeet Dale, Chris Dent, Zafar Gohar, Dominic Goodman, Miles Hammond, Marcus Harris, Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Tom Lace, Will Naish, David Payne, Oliver Price, Tom Price, George Scott, Josh Shaw, Tom Smith, Jack Taylor, Matt Taylor, Graeme van Buuren (captain), Paul van Meekeren, Jared Warner, Ben Wells.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire probable playing XI

Somerset: Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Lammonby, Tom Abell (captain), George Bartlett, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Rew (wicketkeeper), Tom Banton, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Kasey Aldridge, Sajid Khan. 

Gloucestershire: Marcus Harris, Chris Dent, Oliver Price, Miles Hammond, James Bracey (wicketkeeper), Graeme van Buuren (captain), Ryan Higgins, Zafar Gohar, Tom Price, Paul van Meekeren, David Payne.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire combined fantasy XI

Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Lammonby, Tom Abell (captain), Marcus Harris, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Bracey (wicketkeeper), Ryan Higgins, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Paul van Meekeren, Sajid Khan.

Somerset top picks vs Gloucestershire County Championship Division One 2022

Tom Abell: The Somerset captain has scored 713 runs in the tournament this season in nine matches at an average of 54.84, including three centuries and three half-centuries. Abell is the best batter in this team and has consistently been the backbone of this batting lineup. Overall, Abell has amassed 5670 runs in 103 first-class matches, with 11 centuries and 31 half-centuries to his name.  

Craig Overton: The 28-year-old Englishman has been in great all-round form this season for Somerset and is currently their highest wicket-taker in this edition of the tournament. Overton has scalped 28 wickets at an average of 18.00 and an economy rate of 2.60 while scoring 145 runs.

Gloucestershire top picks vs Somerset County Championship Division One 2022

Marcus Harris: He is an experienced batter and has played 14 Tests for Australia. Harris has racked up 8696 runs in 132 first-class matches, averaging 38.99 with 21 centuries and 36 half-centuries. The 30-year-old has been in fine form in the County Championship 2022, scoring 546 runs in eight matches at an average of 36.40.

Ryan Higgins: The 27-year-old has been one of the most consistent all-rounders in this tournament in the 2022 edition. Higgins has made 586 runs in 11 matches, including one century and three half-centuries. The Englishman has also picked up 28 wickets at an economy rate of 2.96 in the County Championship 2022.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire County Championship Division One 2022 prediction 

Somerset and Gloucestershire are both reeling at the bottom of the points table, however, the hosts have 37 more points and have looked an improved team over the last three matches. Somerset are playing in home conditions, bolstered by new signings, giving them a slight edge in this match.

Meanwhile, Gloucestershire are the only winless team in the County Championship Division One 2022 and face a tough task at Taunton. However, the visitors had a great run in the recently concluded Royal London One-Day Cup and their form will give them the boost they need to challenge for their first County Championship win this season.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire County Championship Division One 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 21°C

Precipitation: 39%

Humidity: 92%

Wind: 26 km/h

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