Gloucestershire vs Surrey: May 27 County Championship 2021 Prediction

Gloucestershire vs Surrey: May 27 County Championship 2021 Prediction
24.05.2021,13:05 71 0

Match: Surrey vs Gloucestershire

Date: 27 May 2021

Place (venue): Kennington Oval, London.

Tournament: County Championship

Format: 4-day match

Caption: Can Surrey beat the unbeaten Gloucestershire after a weak start in the tournament?

Key Stats:

  • Gloucestershire is one of the few counties that hasn’t won the championship since the beginning, whereas Surrey has won 19 championships and shared one. Surrey’s most recent championship win was in 2018.
  • OJ Pope is the highest run-scorer for Surrey by scoring 518 runs in 7 matches at an average of 64.75. RF Higgins is the key bowler for Gloucestershire, he has claimed 28 wickets in 6 matches with an economy of 2.42.
  • Surrey has won two matches in the last five meetings, while Gloucestershire has won one. Two of the matches have ended in a draw.

Match Preview

On 27 May, Gloucestershire and Surrey will face off at Kennington Oval in London. This is a crucial encounter for Surrey as they will be looking to win and reclaim their place at the top of the standings, while Gloucestershire will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record this season.

Gloucestershire is currently first in Group 2 with 95 points. With 68 points, Surrey is placed fourth.

This season, Gloucestershire has been playing fantastic cricket. Their batsmen are in good form and they have executed their strategies flawlessly so far this season. Surrey, on the other hand, hasn’t been able to make much of an impact on any game. If they are to have a chance against Gloucestershire, they will have to improve their teamwork.

Gloucestershire Preview

This season, Gloucestershire is one of the better sides in Group 2. They’ve played five games so far, having won four and drawn one. They are now undefeated and would like to keep it that way for the remainder of the season.

The key batsmen for this side have been James Bracey and Chris Dent, who have been successful in putting up defendable totals for the bowlers and have anchored this batting unit’s innings. Ian Cockbain, Tom Lace, Ryan Higgins and Kraigg Brathwaite all scored runs in their previous encounter against Middlesex, ensuring the team’s victory. Despite the fact that none of Gloucestershire’s batsmen are among the top run-scorers of this tournament, the batsmen’s collective efforts ensure that they win the matches.

This team’s bowling attack has been led by Ryan Higgins. In this team, David Payne has been another outstanding bowler. In their previous encounter, David Payne took 11 wickets against Middlesex. Gloucestershire will be aiming to continue their winning streak and defeat Surrey in this match.

Top players for Gloucestershire:

Name (Batsman)MatchesRunsAverage
James Bracey547853.11
Chris Dent534137.88

 

Name (Bowler)MatchesWicketEconomy
Ryan Higgins5282.46
David Payne3192.94

Gloucestershire’s Playing XI:

Kraigg Brathwaite, Chris Dent (c), James Bracey (wk), Tom Lace, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, George Hankins, Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, David Payne, Daniel Worrall.

Surrey Preview

This season, Surrey has struggled to turn its matches into victories. They’ve played 5 matches so far, winning one, losing two and drawing three.

The main batsmen in this team’s batting unit are Ollie Pope, Rory Burns and Hashim Amla. Ollie Pope is the 5th-highest run-scorer of this season. In four matches, he has scored a total of 518 runs, including a 245-run innings. Hashim Amla and Mark Stoneman are tasked with holding this team’s top-order batting together. The inconsistency of the batting lineup is a huge concern for this side, especially after the failure against Middlesex.

Kemar Roach is a new addition to the roster, which has bolstered the team’s bowling capabilities. For Surrey, Jordan Clark has taken the most wickets. For this side, Amar Virdi has been bowling economical overs. Apart from Kemar Roach, Surrey’s bowling unit has struggled with a dearth of in-form wicket-taking alternatives.

The team as a whole appears to be in good shape, but they must execute their plans effectively in their upcoming match against the table-toppers.

Key players for Surrey: 

Name (Batsman)MatchesRunsAverage
Ollie Pope451864.75
Rory Burns438648.25

 

Name (Bowler)MatchesWicketsEconomy
Jordan Clark6143.29
Kemar Roach4133.05

Surrey’s Probable Playing XI:

Rory Burns (c), Mark Stoneman, Hashim Amla, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Jamie Smith, Jordan Clark, Rikki Clarke, Jamie Overton, Kemar Roach, Amar Virdi.

Venue

The venue for this match is Kennington Oval, London. This venue hosted many international and first-class matches in the past. Surrey will have home advantage at this venue.

Toss Info

To gain a better understanding of the pitch and to implement batting strategies in the second innings, the team should win the toss and elect to bowl first on this ground.

Pitch and Weather Report

On match day, the weather will be cloudy, with a 30-40% probability of rain interrupting the game. The temperature will be between 18 °C and 7 °C at its highest and lowest points.

Our Prediction

Based on their current form in the tournament, Gloucestershire will be the favourites in this encounter. Despite a poor start to the season, Surrey has the ability to defeat Gloucestershire in this encounter. Surrey must win this match if they are to challenge for the top positions in the points table.

We predict that Surrey will defeat Gloucestershire.

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

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