KET vs SOM, Vitality T20 Blast

Match Preview –

Kent will be up against Somerset in the South Group, Match 80 of T20 Blast at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on 28 June, 2021. Kent have won 6 out 8 matches and are currently sitting in 2nd place at the points table. Somerset are placed at the 5th position and their upcoming match will be a thrilling encounter to witness.

Pitch and Weather Report –

The pitch will be batting friendly and will be best suited for pacers. There would be chances of light rain with temperature at 18-19 °C.

Venue Stats (ODI) –

 Total matches                         6

Matches won batting first        3

Matches won bowling first       3

Average 1st Inns scores          246

Average 2nd Inns scores        196

Highest total recorded             272/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded             75/10 (32.5 Ov) by ENGW vs AUSW

Highest score chased.            254/4 (48.1 Ov) by AUS vs BAN

Lowest score defended           272/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM

 

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Tom Banton – This right-hand opener batsman was in splendid form in his last match against Hampshire. He can cause nightmares to his opponent if he gets going.

Matches – 49

Runs – 1230

Highest Score – 100

Average – 26.73

2) Jordan Cox – This right-handed batsman is a promising wicketkeeper and has been a key player for Kent squad in this season.

Matches – 23

Runs – 356

Highest Score – 64

Average – 27.39

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) James Hildreth – This right-hand middle order batsman is an extraordinarily talented county batsman of this era and has an excellent experience in this format with consistent performance.

Matches – 201

Runs – 3866

Highest Score – 107*

Average – 24.94

2) Zak Crawley – This right-hand batsman scored quick 43 runs in 26 balls in their clash against Essex and could provide a solid start to his side in their match against the Somerset outfit.

Matches – 29

Runs – 870

Highest Score – 107*

Average – 33.46

3) Devon Conway – The left-handed batsman’s performance has been impressive and will have certain challenges to sustain his form. But still, he can provide good support with his skillful batting.

Matches – 95

Runs – 3154

Highest Score – 105*

Average – 43.80

4) Will Smeed – The right-handed batsman scored 63 runs in their previous match against Hampshire and such performance will be expected out of him in their next match too.

Matches – 9

Runs – 229

Highest Score – 82

Average – 28.62

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Josh Davey – The right-arm fast medium bowler is a fringe seamer who has bowled good economy spells in this season which makes him a valuable bowler for his squad.

Matches – 54

Wickets – 60

Economy – 8.89

2) Matt Milnes – This right-arm medium fast bowler is a strong seamer who took 2 wickets in his last match against Essex. He is in good form and will be expected to take a wicket or two in his next match.

Matches – 19

Wickets – 20

Economy – 9.00

3) Fred Klaassen -The left-arm medium fast bowler has good experience in this format and has maintained good economy in this season. He took a wicket in his last match against Essex.

Matches – 55

Wickets – 58

Economy – 8.70

4) Marchant De Lange – The right-arm fast bowler can bowl at high speed pace and can prove to be dangerous for their opponent’s batting lineup. He has good experience in this format and he’ll be expected to give good fantasy points in his next matches.

Matches – 105

Wickets – 118

Economy – 8.57

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Jack Leaning – This right-hand batsman & right-arm medium fast bowler can put his opponent team’s batsmen in a tight fit with his pace and will be an asset for his team.

Matches – 71

Runs – 1385

Highest Score – 81*

Average – 30.10

Wickets – 5

Economy – 8.31

2) Darren Stevens – The right-hand bat and right-arm medium bowler has good enthusiasm for the grunt work of swing and seam bowling that continues to trouble opposition batsmen.

Matches – 220

Runs – 4087

Highest Score – 90

Average – 26.19

Wickets – 121

Economy – 7.96

3) Lewis Gregory – The right-hand batsman and right-arm medium bowler has been giving consistent performances through this season and with an experience worth of 134 matches, Lewis will be expected to give good fantasy points with his batting as well as bowling.

Matches – 134

Runs – 1730

Highest Score – 76*

Average – 21.62

Wickets – 121

Economy – 9.00

4) Craig Overton – The right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler has potential and skill to give decent performance in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 52

Runs –  284

Highest Score – 35

Average – 16.70

Wickets – 45

Economy – 9.31

Predicted Playing 11

Kent – Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond(C), Joe Denly, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen

Somerset – Tom Banton, James Hildreth, Devon Conway, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Lammonby, Will Smeed, Lewis Gregory(C), Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Josh Davey, Max Waller

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Poll Winning Percentage

Somerset – 57%

Kent – 43%

Source- www.cricket.com