KET vs SUR, Vitality Blast

Match Preview –

Kent is set to lock horns with Surrey in Match 99 of the T20 Vitality Blast 2021 at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 2 July 2021. Kent, who is the table topper of the South group, lost its last match against Somerset by 10 wickets. On the other hand, Surrey, who currently stands second in the standings of the South Group, seems to be doing good, having won against Hampshire in its last match. Both the teams are in their best shape with their form and it would be fascinating to witness this match, to know who comes out on the top.

Pitch and Weather Report –

The pitch is favourable for batting and is best suited for pacers. The weather would be of overcast clouds with temperatures at 18 – 19 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total matches                          6

Matches won batting first        3

Matches won bowling first       3

Average 1st Inning scores       246

Average 2nd Inning 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) Jordan Cox – Right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper from Kent is an essential middle order batsman, from whom a lot will be expected in the upcoming match.

Matches – 24

Runs – 372

Average – 28.61

2) Jamie Smith – Smith, 20y old right-handed batsman from Surrey, has been in great form, coming from the last match, he scored a well-crafted half century and the same can happen tomorrow against Kent too.

Matches – 22

Runs – 323

Average – 32.29

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Daniel Bell-Drummond – Daniel is a right-handed opening batsman of Kent and he is quite an experienced player in this format and is known for solid opening innings that can help any team win the match.

Matches – 117

Runs – 3329

Average – 30.82

2) Zak Crawley – He is right-handed top order batsman and is one of the best batsmen from his team and he will be required to show his class in the upcoming match.

Matches – 30

Runs – 909

Average – 33.66

3) Rory Burns – Few batsmen exist that can match the resilience of this right-handed batsman whose elegant yet aggressive batting style can prove deadly for his opponent’s team.

Matches – 60

Runs – 705

Average – 16.39

4) Ollie Pope – This right-handed batsman is an inventive T20 stroke maker and with his fluent batting style he can sweep off even the trickiest bowling spells from his opponent. He’ll prove to be one of the most valuable players in the coming match considering his current form.

Matches – 40

Runs – 889

Average – 30.65

Top 3 Bowler Picks

1) Kyle Jamieson – This kiwi right-arm medium pace bowler has an awkward bounce to his deliveries that hoops in at the stumps owing to his tall height. His bowling style is a great asset for his team.

Matches – 53

Wickets – 65

Economy – 8.47

2) Gus Atkinson – This right-arm medium pacer has been consistent with his bowling as he has been taking wickets against every opponent he has played.

Matches – 14

Wickets – 17

Economy – 9.00

3) Daniel Moriarty – This slow left-arm orthodox bowler is looking good with his current form and will be a wise choice for the next match. He has been constantly taking wickets and also bowls economically.

Matches – 23

Wickets – 25

Economy – 6.83

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Darren Stevens – Stevens is a 45-year-old allrounder from Kent who has been performing great for all these years, he is one of the most experienced player in this match and can get fantasy points with both his bowling and batting.

Matches – 221

Runs – 4095

Average – 26.08

Wickets – 121

Economy – 7.98

2) Alex Blake – This left-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler has shown a lot of potential in the previous matches and is one of the best allrounders in this match.

Matches – 135

Runs – 1824

Average – 20.26

Wickets – 1

Economy – 7.38

3) Will Jacks – This right-handed batsman with right arm off-break bowling style is a clean-hitting batsman who also bowls useful off-spin. He is the best player for the captaincy choice in the upcoming match.

Matches – 54

Runs – 1042

Average – 23.68

Wickets – 17

Economy – 6.92

4) Gareth Batty – This right-handed batsman is a right-arm off-break bowler who is a feisty player, whether as an off-spinner or as a useful low-order batsman. His leadership qualities have led his team through thick and thin.  He is a wise choice to be included in the team for the upcoming match.

Match – 191

Runs – 630

Average – 10.32

Wickets – 153

Economy – 7.27

Predicted Playing 11

Kent – Jordan Cox, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Jack Leaning, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Milnes, Qais Ahmed, Mohammed Amir

Surrey – Will Jacks, Jamie Smith, Laurie Evans, Ollie Pope, Jamie Overton, Rory Burns, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Geddes, Gus Atkinson, Gareth Batty(C), Dan Moriarty

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 Poll Winning Percentage

Kent – 48%

Surrey – 52%

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