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Warwickshire vs Somerset: August 12, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction

August 12, 2021, 10:45
Warwickshire Somerset
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August 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Match: Warwickshire vs Somerset

Date: 12th August 2021.

Place (venue): Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Tournament: Royal London One Day Cup 2021

Format: One Day match

Caption: Will Somerset register a victory against Warwickshire to move at the top spot in the points table?

Key Stats:

  • Robert Yates is the current leading scorer for Warwickshire and has scored 251 runs in the last 5 innings for his team at an average of 50.20.
  • Ben Green is the key all-rounder for Somerset and has taken 7 wickets in his last 4 matches with the ball.
  • In the last five matches between these two teams, both teams have managed to win 2 games each, and 1 game ended without a result between these two teams.

Match Preview

Warwickshire will face Somerset in their upcoming fixture of the Royal London One Day Cup 2021. This match will be played on 12th August at Edgbaston Ground in Birmingham which is the home ground of Warwickshire. By taking home advantage, Warwickshire will try to win this game to move ahead in the points table.

Currently, Warwickshire are in 5th place in the 1st group with 6 points. They have won 3 matches from 6 they played and lost 3 games so far. On the other side, Somerset are in 3rd place in the same group as they have won 3 games from 6 they played in this season. They have 8 points so far in this league stage.

Somerset are looking strong this season and will try to continue their winning momentum. On the other hand, Warwickshire will try to overcome this challenge of Somerset to come back on a winning side in this fixture on 12th August at Edgbaston.

Warwickshire Preview

After losing two consecutive games at the start of the season, Warwickshire managed to get back on the winning track to win the next two games. Currently, with 6 points from 6 games including 3 wins and 3 defeats, they are in 5th place in the first group. They will face Somerset in their next match to move into the top 2.

The team’s batting failed against Glamorgan in the first match and they got bowled on just 221 runs to lose the first game of the season. Again, while playing against Nottinghamshire, they failed to chase 324 runs and lost the game by 86 runs. Warwickshire made a strong comeback in the next two games to register victories in 2 straight games.

With the help of Jacob Bethell’s 3 wickets for 32 runs and Karl Carver’s 2 wickets for 35 runs, Warwickshire managed to restrict Derbyshire to just 204 runs. Ed Pollock scored a brilliant hundred and helped his team to register their first victory of the season. He scored not out 103 runs from 115 balls along with Robert Yate who scored 60 runs from 70 balls while chasing. Matthew Lamb’s ton of 119 from 105 balls against Leicestershire helped them to pick up 2 more points in the next match.

Warwickshire managed to defeat Northamptonshire with the brilliant bowling attack in which Ethan Brookes took 3 wickets for just 15 runs in his 4 overs. The team has good depth in the bowling unit and they will try to continue their good form with attacking bowling against Somerset in their next match on 12th August.

Top players for Warwickshire:

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
Robert Yates 5 251 50.20
Matthew Lamb 6 237 59.25
Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
Jacob Bethell 6 9 4.79
Will Rhodes 5 8 5.57

Warwickshire Playing XI:

Robert Yates, Ed Pollock, Will Rhodes(c), Michael Burgess(wk), Matthew Lamb, Jacob Bethell, Ethan Brookes, Karl Carver, Dan Mousley, George Garrett, Manraj Johal.

Somerset Preview

Somerset are looking strong this season and have lost just 1 game against Northamptonshire in their last match of the league. With 8 points from 6 matches they played including 3 wins, they are at 3rd place in the points table. After losing against Northamptonshire, they will face Warwickshire in the next match of the group stage on 12th August.

James Hildreth’s brilliant 110 runs from 109 balls along with Steven Davies’ 94 runs from 72 balls, helped Somerset to chase 299 runs in the first match against Derbyshire. They continued their good form in the next match against Glamorgan to win by just 1 run while defending 181 runs. Ben Green picked up 2 wickets for 32 runs in his spell of 7 overs.

While playing against Northamptonshire in the last match of the league, the team’s bowlers were not on the mark and they conceded 305 runs in 50 overs. Captain; Josh Davey (53 runs from 53 balls) and Lewis Goldsworthy (80 runs from 61 balls), tried to score during a chase, but they couldn’t manage to help their team to pick up 2 points.

After a disappointing performance from the team’s batsmen in the last match, they will try to be more focused with their batting while facing Warwickshire in the next match. They are looking to be back on a winning track and finished their league campaign on a good note.

Top players for Somerset:

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
Lewis Goldsworthy 6 295 73.75
James Hildreth 6 223 55.75
Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
Sonny Baker 6 8 5.83
Ben Green 4 7 5.87

Somerset Probable Playing XI: 

Steven Davies(wk), Eddie Byrom, Sam Young, James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Josh Davey(c), Lewis Goldsworthy, Marchant de Lange, Ben Green, Sonny Baker, Ned Leonard.


Edgbaston in Birmingham will host this match. This ground is one of the prime grounds in England and has a capacity of 24800. The ground has conducted a few international games as well as it is mainly used for domestic purposes.

Toss Info

This ground is mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast, County Championship and, Royal One Day Cup. The pitch favors the bowlers, and it’s easy to defend the targets on this ground

At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bat first.

Pitch and Weather Report

The weather will be clear on the 12th of August, with a 10-20% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 23°C -13°C range.

Our Prediction

By looking at the current form of players, Somerset are looking strong in this fixture. Though they have lost their last match of the league, they have a good depth in the batting as well as a bowling unit. With having good all-rounders in their squad, they will try to put pressure on Warwickshire’s batsmen at an early stage of the inning. On the other side, Warwickshire’s middle-order batting lineup for the team. Somerset’s bowlers will try to bowl attacking spells during middle overs to clinch victory in this game.

We predict that Somerset will defeat Warwickshire.

Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.

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