Surrey will play Glamorgan in their second match of the NatWest T20 Blast 2016. The latest Surrey v Glamorgan betting tips for this NatWest encounter can be checked below.
Surrey started their 2016 NatWest campaign on a victorious note by defeating Essex Eagles by eight runs last week. It was a good performance by the team on the whole, having batted first and put up 170 runs on the board.
Kumar Sangakkara and Azhar Mahmood played a decent innings, scoring 32 and 42 runs respectively, while the other did their part by small cameos too. Interestingly enough, Mahmood came when they had lost six wickets in the game and at such a crucial time, his innings took the team to the huge score.
When they came bowl, Essex Eagles started out well, and almost saw themselves through to the victory. But Mahmood came to the rescue once again, having picked up four wickets in his spell. The 21 year old bowler Tom Curran too proved his worth to team, picking up three wickets at an economy of 5.25.
As for Glamorgan County, this will be their first match this season. After finishing their 2015 season on a rather uneventful note at the sixth place, they have done well to ensure that they don’t repeat the same fiasco again.
They have brought in one of the fastest bowlers in the T20 cricket – Shaun Tait, in addition to the Dutch international Timm van der Gugten, who has quite a bit of experience from his times in Big Bash League and Caribbean T20.
The back bone of their batting will undoubtedly be the South African internationals – Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram, both of whom are well experienced. However, the above five players are the only ones with international caps in the squad, which is a lot less than that of their opponents.
The firepower of Sangakarra along with a highly experienced squad of Surrey gives them the edge here. They shouldn’t have any major troubles in seeing themselves through to the win.
Surrey v Glamorgan head-to-head
In the eight matches the two teams have played, Surrey have won four while losing on other three.
Surrey v Glamorgan betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Surrey to win with bet365: 11/21.
The match begins at 6.30 pm local time (17:30 GMT) on Thursday, May 26.