In the T20 Blast 2020 (Central Group), Glamorgan vs Birmingham Bears match will be played on Sunday (30th August) afternoon at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff).
Glamorgan have played two matches in this tournament. While their tournament opener against Worcestershire Rapids was completely washed out in rain, they beat Gloucestershire by 15 runs on last Saturday (29th August).
On the other hand, Bears have played only one game (against Somerset) and it was completely washed out in rain.
Glamorgan will face Birmingham Bears in the Central Group of T20 Blast 2020 on Sunday (30th August) afternoon at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff). This match will begin at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST)
In recent times, Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) generally sets up the high-scoring matches in T20 cricket as the chasing side enjoys the most.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 170
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 1 match; 2nd Batting team won – 3 matches (one tied).
Glamorgan: Dan Douthwaite, Billy Root, Andrew Balbirnie, Chris Cooke (capt, wk), Marchant De Lange, Kiran Carlson, Callum Taylor, Graham Wagg, Andrew Salter, Prem Sisodiya, Timm van der Gugten, Owen Morgan, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan.
Birmingham Bears: Will Rhodes (capt), Dom Sibley, Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Dan Mousley, Liam Norwell, Jake Lintott, Olly Stone.
Glamorgan: Dan Douthwaite, Billy Root, Andrew Balbirnie, Chris Cooke (capt, wk), Marchant De Lange, Kiran Carlson, Callum Taylor, Andrew Salter, Prem Sisodiya, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Hogan.
Birmingham Bears: Will Rhodes (capt), Dom Sibley, Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Olly Stone.
While Glamorgan started this T20 Blast season with a 15-run victory against Gloucestershire on last Saturday (29th August), off-spinner Andrew Salter was the hero for the side. While Salter finished as the most wicket-taker for his team in the last T20 Blast season (14 wickets), he started the new season with the bowling figures of 4-0-20-4.
Timm van der Gugten and Prem Sisodiya also impressed with the ball in hand against Gloucestershire. Left-arm spinner Sisodiya managed to bowl a maiden over and he had the bowling figures of 4-1-12-1, while the right-arm pacer Gugten had the bowling figures of 3-0-17-2.
Earlier, in the first innings, captain Chris Cooke played the crucial knock of 51 not out off 35 balls. Also, opener Billy Root provided a solid start by scoring 29 runs.
Sam Hain was team’s most run-scorer in the T20 Blast 2019 as he finished in the seventh position in the most run-scorer table in that tournament (459 runs in 12 matches; average 41.72). Adam Hose, Dom Sibley etc are also the important names in this batting line-up. Experienced Ian Bell is also in this squad.
In the T20 Blast 2019, right-arm pacer Henry Brookes was team’s most wicket-taker as he finished with 13 wickets in 10 matches. Jeetan Patel and Tim Bresnan are also the big names in this bowling team.
Captain: Andrew Salter, Chris Cooke, Sam Hain
Vice-captain: Andrew Balbirnie, Dom Sibley
Wicket-keeper(s) – Chris Cooke (vc)
Batsmen – Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Dom Sibley, Andrew Balbirnie, Billy Root
All-Rounder(s) – Tim Bresnan, Andrew Salter (C)
Bowlers – Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Timm van der Gugten
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