It is a first dead rubber of the season in T20 Blast 2020. Essex has nothing to lose from this game while Kent has a chance to equal the table-toppers. Thus, we can expect the last year champions, Essex, to spoil the party for Kent in the evening clash at Canterbury.
Kent is placed at second in the points table and looking to top the table with a victory on Friday evening. On the other hand, Essex has tasted their second victory of the season in the last game and are looking to continue their momentum. With both teams having their own reasons to win, it is expected to be a cracker of a contest.
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Kent Spitfires – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 South Group, Kent Spitfires and Essex will face each other at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on Wednesday evening. This match will begin at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Kent Spitfires – Pitch Report
Well, we are in for a high-scoring thriller tonight with the pitch being supportive to the batsmen so far in the tournament. Though spinners get a bit of turn and bounce, it will be the batsmen, who will have their tail up.
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Kent Spitfires – Full Squads
Essex Squad: Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater(w), Simon Harmer(c), Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, Matthew Quinn, James Porter, Aaron Beard, Samuel Cook, Jack Plom, Ben Allison, Michael-Kyle Pepper
Kent (KET): Sam Billings, Ollie Robinson, Jordan Cox, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell Drummond, Jack Leaning, Joe Denly, Darren Stevens, Calum Haggett, Marcus O’Riordan, Harry Podmore, Ivan Thomas, Matt Milnes, Grant Stewart, Imran Qayyum, Nathan Gilchrist, Fred Klaassen, Tim Groenewald, Hamidullah Qadri
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Kent Spitfires – Predicted XI
Essex: Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, Matthew Quinn
Kent: Sam Billings, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Calum Haggett, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Kent Spitfires – Fantasy Tips
Once again, it is going to be Delport, who will have the burden of performing well for his side. He is failing to do it in the batting but coming good with the ball. The likes of Westley, Varun Chopra and Lawrence should join the party while the bowlers need to change their tactics.
Sam Billings will be available for this fixture alongside Joe Denly and they are all set to play this game. Apart from him, Zak Crawley, Drummond and Blake are in brilliant form with the bat while the bowling section is performing in unison led by Fred Klaassen and Qayyum.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Crawley, Joe Denly
Vice-captain – Drummond, Sam Billings