Somerset have been impressive with two wins on a trot against Gloucestershire and Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast. Hence, Somerset are going to be in an upbeat mood as they face Glamorgan in a south group clash in the NatWest T20 match at Tauton on Sunday.
Despite such performances, they are placed fifth in the group with four wins and three losses. But the standings in the group are really close with Essex and Kent having 12 points each and Somerset not far behind at 9 points.
Hence, a win against Glamorgan will give them a chance to climb higher in the table.
On the other hand, things have not looked rosy for Glamorgan as they have suffered three defeats on a row. They lost to Essex, Sussex and Surrey, so they will try their best not to lose against Somerset, as it will lower their chances of progressing further in the competition.
Glamorgan will want to come up with the same result when these two teams met last time at Cardiff, which saw the hosts turning triumphant via D/L method by two runs. Somerset's director of cricket, Matthew Maynard believes that they could have won their last game, but feels that is a thing of the past and the Glamorgan will be a threat for Somerset on Sunday.
"If the match had finished an over earlier or maybe one later we could have won. But that's history now and we know Glamorgan will pose a real threat again tomorrow," Wales Online quoted Maynard as saying.
"They have lost three group games on the trot since beating us and will be desperate to get back to winning ways."
Somerset have looked good in all departments of the game recenlty with opener Jim Allenby and Johann Myburgh providing good start at the top of the order. Bowlers such as Abdur Rehman have been decent with the ball as well.
"We have to maintain the standards with bat and ball that we have shown in our last couple of game and if we do, we will be hard to beat."
Glamorgan player, Dean Cosker believes their game against Somerset is a big one on Sunday.
"Hopefully we can turn it around at Somerset on Sunday. That's a massive game for us and we will be really fired up for that. It's a big game for us. They're all must win games right now, we've got a bit of a rivalry with Somerset and we'll have a bit of banter with the Somerset lads," said Cosker.
Where to Watch Live
The T20 game between Somerset and Glamorgan is scheduled for 2:30 pm local time (7pm IST, 9:30 am EST) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2HD.
Viewers in UK can watch the game live on Sky Sports 2 HD with live streaming on Sky Go.
Viewers in the US can watch it on ESPN3 and stream it live on WATCH ESPN.