Glamorgan vs Essex, August 16, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Semi-final Prediction
August 16, 2021 11:00 am
On 16 August, Glamorgan vs Essex, the first semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 will take place at Cardiff. While Glamorgan reached the semi-final by virtue of topping group two, Essex reached the last four by beating Yorkshire in a quarter-final match on 14 August. We preview the game and forecast the outcome.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met in Cardiff on 17 April 2019. Essex batted first and got off to a steady start with a 67-run opening stand. But once Alastair Cook was out in the 13th over, Tom Westley joined Varun Chopra and the pair added 116 runs for the second wicket. Building on that platform, Essex managed to reach a daunting score of 326/7. Opener Varun Chopra top scored with 111 from 133 balls while Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence contributed fifties. For Glamorgan, Michael Hogan and Graham Wagg took two wickets each, while Lukas Carey and Marchant de Lange took one each.
When Glamorgan replied they got off to a bad start losing three wickets and only 28 runs by the eighth over. They never recovered, and a regular loss of wickets saw them collapse to be 146 all out, handing Essex a 180-run victory. De Lange was the top scorer for Glamorgan with 36 off 22 balls. For Essex, Ravi Bopara was the best bowler on display, taking three for 26. While Sam Cooke and Peter Siddle took two wickets each, Jamie Potter and Simon Harmer took one each.
Essex have won 6 and lost 2 of their last 9 matches, while Glamorgan have won 4 and lost 2 of their last 8 games played.
Glamorgan: Hamish Rutherford, Nick Selman, Steven Reingold, Kiran Carlson, Billy Root, Tom Curran, Joe Cooke, Andrew Salter, James Weighell, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan
Essex: Josh Rymell, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar Jack Plom, Ben Allison
Glamorgan and Essex have won two matches each of the last six games between the sides, with two games ended without result.
In our semi-final one prediction, we expect Essex to beat Glamorgan on 16 August.
Glamorgan vs Essex Betting Odds
Betting odds favour Essex to prevail over Glamorgan in the first semi-final on 16 August.
While Glamorgan will enjoy home advantage, we give Essex the edge as they are in better form.