On Saturday (5th September) afternoon, Essex Eagles and Kent Spitfires will face each other at Kennington Oval (London) in the T20 Blast 2020 South Group match.
Both teams have played four matches each in this tournament. Apart from their one tied and one no result, while the defending champions Eagles have lost twice, Spitfires have won twice.
T20 Blast 2020: Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 South Group match, Essex Eagles will compete against Kent Spitfires at Kennington Oval (London) on Saturday (5th September) afternoon. This match has been scheduled to begin at 13:05 local time (17:35 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires – Pitch Report
Kennington Oval (London) will host this match. This venue has already hosted two matches in this tournament. After the tied result where both the teams scored 143 runs, Surrey won the rain-interrupted match (match was shortened to 11-overs per side) after successfully chasing down the 80 runs target inside 11 overs.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 162.80
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 2 (one tied).
T20 Blast 2020: Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires – Full Squad
Essex Eagles: Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Matthew Quinn, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Michael Pepper
Kent Spitfires: Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Heino Kuhn (WK), Jack Leaning, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox, Grant Stewart, Calum Haggett, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen, Marcus O’Riordan, Ollie Robinson, Tim Gronewald
T20 Blast 2020: Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires – Predicted Playing XI
Essex Eagles: Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater and Matthew Quinn
Kent Spitfires: Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Heino Kuhn, Jack Leaning, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Tim Gronewald, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen
T20 Blast 2020: Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires – Fantasy Tips
Apart from Ryan ten Doeschate (104 runs in three innings; average 52.00), most of the other batsmen have disappointed in this tournament. In this tournament, Doeschate reached the 30-run mark in all the three innings, but he didn’t stretch those knocks to the 40s.
After playing four matches in this tournament, Matthew Quinn has scalped 6 wickets while Paul Walter, Cameron Delport and captain Simon Harmer all have got 4 wickets each.
Openers Zak Crawley (152 runs in four matches) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (147 runs in four matches) have scored one half-century each in this tournament. Also, Heino Kuhn and Alex Blake both have also played one 40+ knock each in this tournament.
Fred Klaassen is the most consistent bowler in this team as he has taken 7 wickets in four matches. Also, Matt Milnes has picked 4 wickets in four matches while Tim Gronewald has got 3 wickets in two matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Cameron Delport, Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond
Vice-captain – Ryan ten Doeschate, Fred Klaassen, Paul Walter
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Adam Wheater, Jordan Cox
Batsmen – Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Jack Leaning, Zak Crawley (vc)
All-Rounder(s) – Cameron Delport (C), Paul Walter
Bowlers – Simon Harmer, Matthew Quinn, Fred Klaassen