On Thursday (3rd September) afternoon, Sussex Sharks will fight against Kent Spitfires at County Cricket Ground (Hove) in the T20 Blast 2020 (South Group).
While both teams have played three matches each in this tournament, they are still the unbeaten sides. In this tournament, Sharks have won twice and one had no result, while Spitfires also had one no result and one tie result before winning their last game.
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 (South Group), Sussex Sharks and Kent Spitfires will face each other at County Cricket Ground (Hove) on Thursday (3rd September) afternoon. This match will begin at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires – Pitch Report
County Cricket Ground (Hove) will host this forthcoming match. This venue generally provides good batting pitches in T20 cricket as the chasing teams have recently dominated at this venue.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 167.60
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 0; 2nd Batting team won – 5.
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires – Full Squad
Sussex Sharks: Luke Wright (C), Will Beer, Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Ben Brown, Jack Carson, Harry Finch, George Garton, Stuart Meaker, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Robinson, Phil Salt, Aaron Thomason, David Wiese
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: Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires – Predicted Playing XI
Sussex Sharks: Phil Salt, Luke Wright (C), Harry Finch, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
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: Sussex Sharks vs Kent Spitfires – Fantasy Tips
All-rounder David Wiese hasn’t been dismissed in this tournament yet while he scored 43* and 79* in his two matches. Captain Luke Wright has also scored one fifty (82) in this T20 Blast as he has scored 117 runs in three games (average 39.00). They also have the top-order batsman Phil Salt, who has scored 74 runs in three matches.
Experienced all-rounder Ravi Bopara hasn’t shown his effectiveness in this tournament yet.
Among their bowlers, left-arm spinner Danny Briggs has taken 5 wickets while left-arm pacer Tymal Mills has picked up 3 wickets in this tournament. Another consistent pacer Ollie Robinson has managed to claim only 1 wicket in this season yet.
Captain Daniel Bell-Drummond has scored 125 runs in three matches of this tournament (average 62.50; strike-rate 189.39), including one half-century (72) that helped his team to secure a tie result against Milddlesex during their chasing 210 runs target. In their last game, Heino Kuhn impressed with his batting as he scored the match-winning 42 runs.
Another important batsman Zak Crawley has scored 85 runs in three matches of this tournament.
On the other hand, the left-arm pacer Fred Klaassen has taken 5 wickets while Matt Milnes has managed to pick up 3 wickets in this tournament. One of their consistent bowlers in the previous T20 Blast edition, Imran Qayyum hasn’t opened up his wicket column yet in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – David Wiese, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Luke Wright
Vice-captain – Zak Crawley, Heino Kuhn
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Phil Salt
Batsmen – Delay Rawlins, Luke Wright, Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond (vc), Zak Crawley
All-Rounder(s) – David Wiese (C)
Bowlers – Ollie Robinson, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs, Fred Klaassen