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Will Durham change their records against Kent by defeating them in their backyard?
We predict that Kent will defeat Durham.
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Durham will face Kent in this 3rd fixture of the Royal London One Day Cup 2021. This match will be played on 22nd July at Kent County Cricket Ground which is the home ground of Kent. Kent have an overall good record while playing against Durham in One Day matches.
In 2019, Durham finished their league stage in the 3rd position in the North Group with 10 points in 8 matches whereas Kent were ranked 7th in the South Group with 5 points in 8 matches. Kent have an edge over Durham in terms of stats and records hence they will like to maintain those good numbers against Durham in this game whereas Durham will try to clinch their first game to convert some records in favour of them.
Kent finished their previous season’s campaign in 7th place in the South Group with 5 points with them. In the total 8 matches they played, they have managed to win just 2 matches in their campaign. While playing their first match of the campaign against Hampshire, their bowling department was a bit expensive and they conceded 310 runs which they couldn't chase down, and lost the first game by 90 runs. In the second game against Somerset, their batting collapsed terribly on just 94 runs in 27 overs while chasing the target of 359 runs.
They registered their first victory of the season while playing against Surrey and bowled out them on just 127 runs to chase that target in just 28 overs. Matt Milnes took 3 wickets on just 37 runs in his spell of 8 overs and Daniel bell Drummond scored 41 runs while chasing. Zak Crawley was the leading run-scorer for them in the previous season as he scored 394 runs in 8 matches for his team.
The overall team is looking strong in all departments in this domestic season and has good depth in the batting department which is the key to their success this year. They also have a well-established bowling unit to defend the target set by the batters up in order. They will now try to continue their winning momentum of this year by overcoming their records in this match against Durham on 22nd July.
Key players for Kent: Daniel bell Drummond, Zak Crawly, Fred Klassen, Matt Milnes
Daniel Bell-Drummond(c), Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings(wk), Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Qais Ahmed, Matt Milnes, Fred Klassen
In 2019, Durham were looking in good touch but couldn’t manage to reach the playoff stage in that season as they finished 3rd in the North Group with 10 points in 8 matches. They won 4 games in the 8 they played during that season. They started their 2019’s campaign with a win in the first match of the season against Northamptonshire. They restricted their opponent to just 270 runs with a good bowling attack while defending the target of 343 runs. The then captain of the team Cameron Bancroft scored 151 runs in 130 balls in the first inning.
Later they continued their winning momentum against Leicestershire also but lost their momentum in the next few games of that season. They had a good batting lineup during the 2019 season but they failed to execute their full strength of the bowling squad. The overall team is looking good in the bowling department this domestic season. With an inexperienced middle-order batting lineup, they will try to control things in this upcoming fixture of this year's One Day cup where they will face Kent in their first game on 22nd July.
Key players for Durham: Alex Lees, Graham Clark, Paul Coughlin, Matty Potts
Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Alex Lees, David Bedingham(wk), Farhaan Behardien, Liam Trevaskis, Brydon Carse, Scott Steel, Paul Coughlin, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington(c)
The weather is partially cloudy on match day, with a 20-30% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 26°C - 14 °C range.
The Kent County Ground in Beckenham will host this match. This ground is considered a home ground of the Kent side and has conducted many domestic games. This stadium can accommodate a total of 10,000 people.
This ground has offered an advantage to bowlers in few previous domestic matches. The team who has opted to bowl first here has delivered better than the batting team. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first and chase.
Kent are performing well in domestic seasons this year and also have good strength in the squad in this ODI cup. Their batting department is looking strong in this format and they also have a good death bowling attack with them. On the other side, Durham’s main concern is the middle-order batting line up and records are also not in favor of them when they played against Kent, so Kent have an upper hand in this match.
We predict that Kent will defeat Durham.
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