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Glamorgan vs Somerset: t20 Blast Preview

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Somerset's struggling t20 Blast campaign continues on Friday night when they visit Glamorgan, who will be looking for a win to keep their qualification hopes on track. 

When the sides met earlier in the year, a Jim Allenby 96 not out saw the visitors win by seven runs, despite the valiant efforts of Peter Trego (94*) and James Hildreth (33). 

Since then, Somerset have struggled to find a winning formula in the shortest form of the game, and defeat against Essex on Friday night leaves the Taunton outfit staring elimination in the face.

However, the impressive form of Craig Kieswetter is the Cidermen's main plus for the season; with one score below 37 in his past 15 innings in English t20 cricket, the South African-born 'keeper has scored more runs than anyone other than Jason Roy in this year's tournament, and has kept his England hopes alive.

Alfonso Thomas, who has been absent for a little while with an injury, should be declared fit to make his t20 comeback after his six wickets in the recent Championship game against Lancashire. 

The main selection dilemma for Dave Nosworthy will be whether or not he will persevere with youngster James Burke, who struggled to find the middle of the bat on debut in that Essex game.

With 334 runs to his name this season, Jim Allenby has enjoyed a good deal of success for the Dragons, and his top-order runs are likely to be crucial again in this clash. 

Glamorgan's previous game was at Old Deer Park on Thursday night against Middlesex, and before that, they suffered a narrow defeat to Hampshire at their Cardiff HQ. 

The side will be looking to boost their qualification prospects here with a positive result, despite the loss of Darren Sammy, who is on international duty.

Possible XIs:

Glamorgan: Allenby (c), Rudolph, Wallace (wk), Walters, Cooke, Wright, Goodwin, Salter, Owen, Cosker, Hogan.

Somerset: Jones, Kieswetter (wk), Trescothick (c), Petersen, Trego, Hildreth, Meschede, Gregory, Waller, Thomas, Nannes

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