Somerset vs Leicestershire, August 10, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Taunton will be the host venue for Somerset vs Leicestershire, the Group One match of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021, on August 10. While Somerset are 2nd on the table after five matches, Leicestershire are five rungs below them, placed 7th. In this article, we preview the game and make our match prediction.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met on August 18, 2015, in Leicester. Leicestershire batted first and got off to a bad start losing six wickets for 38 by the 13th over. They never recovered and ended up getting bowled out for 120 in 39.4 overs. Ned Eckersley made a top score with 29 and barring Rod Taylor (25) and Wayne White (28) nobody else made substantial contributions. For Somerset, Lewis Gregory took 3 for 26 to emerge the most successful bowler.
Max Waller and Josh Davey took two wickets each while Tim Groenewald, Peter Trego and Jim Allenby took one each. When Somerset replied, they did not get off to the best start with Tom Abel retired hurt and Adam Hose losing his wicket by the fifth over. However, an unbeaten stand of 118 for the second wicket took them home with nearly 35 overs to spare. Peter Trego became the top scorer with 71 from 31 balls while Tom Cooper made 43 from 35 deliveries. Atif Sheikh (1/43) was the only wicket-taker for Leicestershire.
Somerset have beaten Yorkshire and Glamorgan and lost to Cornwall. Their matches with Surrey and Notts ended without result. Leicestershire have beaten Derby and Surrey and lost to Notts, Warwickshire and Yorkshire. Their match with Glamorgan ended without a result.
Somerset: Steven Davis Sam Young, James Rew, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Kasey, Aldridge, George Drissell, Marchant de Lange, Sonny Baker.
Leicestershire: Rishi Patel, Hari Swindells, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill, George Rhodes, Louis Kimber, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Ed Barnes, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis.
Somerset have established a 3-2 h2h advantage over Leicester in the last five matches between the sides.
In our match prediction, we forecast that Somerset will beat Leicester in the match in Taunton on August 10.
Somerset vs Leicestershire Betting Odds
Bookmakers’ odds favour Somerset to beat Leicester in match 62 of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021.
Judging by the current form, Somerset are clearly the stronger side.