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Gloucestershire vs Kent, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

22 June 2021 | 23:00 | County Ground, Bristol, England
150/2 in 13.3 11.11
147/7 in 20.0 7.35

Toss Winner - Gloucestershire won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Gloucestershire beat Kent by 8 wickets

Inconsistent Gloucestershire Gladiators to take on  Ruthless Kent Spitfires.

  • In the last 5 head-to-head encounters, Gloucestershire have dominated Kent with 4 wins. This season Kent finally breached the undefeated status of Gloucestershire Gladiators since the 2017 season (6 matches in a row).
  • Kent Spitfires are currently leading the points table of the South group with 10 points. They have won all their points by batting first.
  • Gladiators have 6 points from 6 matches played so far.

We predict that Kent will defeat Gloucestershire Gladiators.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Yorkshire 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.483
Durham 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.1
Warwickshire 7 4 2 0 1 9 0.671
Nottinghamshire 6 3 1 2 0 8 0.096
Lancashire 7 3 2 1 1 8 -0.06
Worcestershire 5 2 1 1 0 6 -0.507
Derbyshire 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.258
Leicestershire 6 1 5 0 0 2 1.191
Northamptonshire 6 0 5 0 0 1 -1.777
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.483 6 4 1 0 1
9 1.1 6 4 1 0 1
9 0.671 7 4 2 0 1
8 0.096 6 3 1 2 0
8 -0.06 7 3 2 1 1
6 -0.507 5 2 1 1 0
4 -0.258 7 2 5 0 0
2 1.191 6 1 5 0 0
1 -1.777 6 0 5 0 0
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gloucs vs kent Match Prediction & Analysis

On June 22nd, Gloucestershire Gladiators will host table-toppers Kent Spitfires at Bristol County Ground, Bristol to play their seventh game of this season. The match will kick off at 11:00 pm local time. This is the second match of this season between these two teams. Spitfires won the home game by 5 runs. Kent Spitfires are the current favourites to win this season. With 6 games played so far, the Spitfires have managed to win 5 to sit at the top of the south group’s points table. The Spitfires have successfully defended the target in all 5 wins. In their last game, they thrashed Essex to win by 67 runs. Spitfires’ captain Daniel Bell-Drummond played a blistering knock of 88 runs in 44 balls with the help of 4 fours and 6 sixes. Chasing 237, Essex were bowled out for 169 runs. Kent all-rounder Jack Leaning broke the middle-order of Essex by claiming 3 wickets in 6 balls.

Gloucestershire Gladiators couldn’t play their last two games because of rain. They even won their last game by 2 runs against Middlesex by the DLS method. Batting first Middlesex set a target of 180 runs. Gladiators were 157 for 5 at the end of the 18th over when the game was called off due to rain. So it was a close win for the Gloucs. In 18 T20 matches between these two, both have shared 9 wins. In fact, average runs per game are 154.2 for Gladiators and 154.6 for the Spitfires. This season Kent won their home game against the Gladiators by 5 runs. Batting first Kent set a target of 184 runs. Kent all-rounder Jack Leaning played a crucial knock of 81 runs in 41 balls. With 9 required in the last over Fred Klassen gave 4 runs and took 2 wickets to help his side win by 5 runs.

Teams Preview

Gloucestershire Preview

Gloucs are struggling with their underperforming openers. Mike Hammond and Chris Dent have failed to provide a strong start except against the Spitfires. Dent has indeed provided some fire-cracking shots this season, but he hasn’t converted those to big innings yet. Ian Cockbain has finally shown his worth in Gloucs last game. His 62 runs in 39 balls turned out to be the most crucial in 2 runs win against Middlesex.

Wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips is the most consistent so far for the Gladiators. Gloucs top scorer has scored 131 runs in 4 games. The bowling unit is struggling to take wickets. After the first game, they haven’t taken more than 5 wickets in any other game. Josh Shaw is the leading wicket-taker for the Gladiators with 7 wickets in 4 matches. Glocs long-time employee David Payne is inconsistent this season. With 3 wickets in a game against Kent, he hasn’t provided much support to Shaw. 

Key Players: Glenn Phillips, Josh Shaw, Chris Dent.
 

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, David Payne, Daniel Worrall

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Josh Shaw, Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Daniel Worrall

Kent Preview

Zak Crawley and Skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond will be opening for Kent. Promoting Crawley to open has turned out to be a masterclass from Kent’s management side. Crawly has scored 132 runs in 3 games so far with a strike rate of 169.23 while Bell-Drummond has also scored 197 runs in 6 games at a strike rate of 168.37. A 145 runs partnership between these two in the last game has raised Kent’s hopes for this season’s finals.

Jack Leaning has turned out to be the backbone of Kent’s batting order. He is leading their running chart with 213 runs in 6 games at a strike rate of 157.77 and two fifties. Bowling Duos Matt Milnes and Fred Klassen have picked 10 wickets each and are a wicket short of replacing the leading wicket-taker Logan van Beek. Bowling all-rounder, Grant Stewart has also taken 8 wickets to make Kent’s bowling attack a lethal unit.

Key Players: Jack Leaning, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Fred Klaassen
 

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

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

Kent Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Bell-Drummond 88 44 4 6 200
Z Crawley 69 39 5 4 176.92
J Leaning 42 17 2 4 247.06
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Leaning 2.0 0 15 3 7.5
M Milnes 2.2 0 22 2 9.43
J Denly 1.0 0 10 1 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Leaning 2.0 0 15 3 7.5
M Milnes 2.2 0 22 2 9.43
J Denly 1.0 0 10 1 10

Kent Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 23 0 mm. 4.78 k/h From: SSW 90%
03h 22 0 mm. 3.73 k/h From: SSW 86%
06h 20 0 mm. 3 k/h From: SSW 63%
09h 19 0.17 mm. 1.52 k/h From: S 80%
12h 23 0 mm. 2.44 k/h From: WSW 87%
15h 25 0.16 mm. 3.05 k/h From: WSW 90%
18h 26 0.22 mm. 4.39 k/h From: WNW 93%
21h 18 0.17 mm. 4.89 k/h From: NW 93%

Weather Conditions

The pitch is bowler-friendly and favours spinners. The maximum and minimum temperatures are predicted to be  19°C and 8 °C respectively, with a wind speed of 10 to 30 kmph. Humidity will be around 55-76% as per the weather reports. No rain is expected.

Venue Details

The game will be played at Bristol County Ground, Bristol. Built-in 1889, the stadium has a capacity of 8500. The general sports center accommodates squash, tennis, and rugby too.

Toss: To Bowl

In the last 19 out of 33 occasions, the team batting second has won the match at Bristol County Ground. The team winning the toss should bowl first here.

GLOUCS vs KENT Winning Prediction

Both teams have their equal share in head-to-head games played till now. Surprisingly both teams haven’t won a single game while chasing a target this season. With a 200 plus score in the last game, Kent are on the moon. Glocs, on the other hand, have barely won their last game and haven’t played since. With current form and consistency, it seems Kent has an upper hand.

We predict that Kent will defeat Gloucestershire Gladiators.

Author: Manish Khorgade