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

St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England

183/5 in 20.0

9.15

177/8 in 20.0

8.85
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Kent won the toss and chose to bat first

Kent beat Gloucestershire by 6 runs

Gloucestershire come in theway of the rampaging Kent

  • Kent won both the matches here and have 4 points from 2 matches so far.
  • Gloucestershire have 2 points from 2 matches with a win and loss.
  • Both teams have scored 170+ runs in both their matches so far.

Kent will in the match and register hat-trick of wins.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
WOR
LAN
DUR
YOR
WRW
DER
NOT
LEI
NOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
3
2
0
1
0
5
0.914
3
2
1
0
0
4
0.012
1
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.746
2
1
1
0
0
2
0.196
3
1
2
0
0
2
0.095
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
3
0
0
0
0.012
1
0
1
0
0
0
-1.6

Kent are having an excellent start to the season with 2 victories in 2 matches and will be looking to continue their form and momentum going ahead. Kent batsmen put on a competitive score and their bowlers restricted the opposition effectively in both matches. Gloucestershire after winning a thriller in the first match succumbed to loss in the next match. Their bowlers were taken to cleaners in the last match and will need to get their act right in this match. They will need to put on a spirited performance to stop the hosts Kent`s victory streak.

Kent Preview

Kent top order succumbed to quick wickets early and were struggling at 47/4 in 7 overs. Jack Leaning and Jordan Cox then combined for a phenomenal 123-run partnership and both players ending with identical score of 64 runs. They lost 4 wickets in the final over and ended with a good score of 178 runs.

Their bowlers returned the favor to the opposition to leave the opposition reeling at 55/5 in the mid stage. Darren Stevens picked up 3 wickets while 6 of the 7 bowlers claimed wickets in the match for them. Their bowlers restricted the opposition to 1628 to win the match by 16 runs.

Top players to bet on:

Jack Leaning: Leaning had a superb all-round performance with 64 runs off 42 balls and bowling figures of 4-0-30-1 in the match. We expect him to make yet to another superb performance in this match.

Darren Stevens: Stevens has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches at an economy rate of 6.9 RPO. His batting has been not required so far and he will look to continue his good form with the ball in this match too.

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Oliver Robinson (wk), Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, James Logan, Fred Klaassen

Kent Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Leaning
64
42
2
4
152.38
J Cox
64
44
4
2
145.45
D Bell-Drummond
15
8
3
0
187.5
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Stevens
4.0
0
32
3
8
J Denly
1.0
0
4
1
4
J Logan
1.0
0
4
1
4

Kent Actual Playing XI:

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

Gloucestershire Preview

Gloucestershire went onto make 170+ score for the second time despite no player scoring fifties. Glenn Philips led the charge with a 40+ score while rest of players chipped in with crucial 20s. All top-7 players scored runs 15+ runs in both the matches. Their batting order must look to make a big score to help their team post a big score in this match.

Their bowlers were not lucky this time as the opposition chased the target in 17.2 overs. Josh Shaw picked up 3 wickets while the other bowlers gave runs at more than 9 RPO. They let the match slip away from a strong position of 52/4 to a massive 110-run partnership.

Glenn Philips: Philips has scores of 42 & 44 in the 2 matches at a strike rate of 140+. He will look to make a big score in this match and lead his batting innings till the end.

Josh Shaw: Shaw has bowling figures of 2/15 & 3/20 in the 2 matches and is consistently troubling the batsmen. His wicket taking ability will be vital for his team`s performances in the middle overs.  

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Benny Howell, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, David Payne, Josh Shaw

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
G Phillips
42
27
1
4
155.56
B Howell
24
18
2
1
133.33
J Taylor
21
17
1
1
123.53
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Shaw
4.0
0
32
3
8
D Payne
4.0
0
49
1
12.25
G Buuren
1.0
0
15
1
15

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Matthew David Taylor, Josh Shaw, Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, GLV Buuren, Glenn Phillips, Tom Smith, Chris Dent, Miles Hammond

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
0.93 k/h
From: SSE
15%
03h
14
0 mm.
0.61 k/h
From: WSW
13%
06h
15
0 mm.
1.21 k/h
From: W
12%
09h
19
0 mm.
0.6 k/h
From: WNW
8%
12h
22
0 mm.
1.23 k/h
From: SE
19%
15h
22
0 mm.
0.88 k/h
From: SSE
46%
18h
20
0 mm.
2.74 k/h
From: SSE
35%
21h
15
0 mm.
2.29 k/h
From: S
5%

Weather Conditions

Canterbury has a good weather with sunshine expected for the entire match. No rain or weather interruptions are predicted by the forecasters.

Venue Details

Canterbury is a good placid wicket with good balance between the bat and ball. We expect bowlers to trouble the batsmen with the new ball as it might seam and swing around. Teams batting first scored 170+ runs in both the matches played here.

Toss: To Bowl

Teams opt to chase in both matches played here and lost but we expect captains to bowl first in this match too. Kent have an excellent team to take advantage of their home conditions. 

Kent are in a roll with both their batting and bowling units performing well so far. Their bowlers have restricted the opposition and are performing well as a pack on their home conditions. Gloucestershire batting unit has good starts but have failed to 30-run mark barring Glenn Philips but have scored 170+ scores in both matches. Their bowling unit gave away 170+ runs in both matches and are struggling to restrict the opposition. We expect Kent to win this match owing to their home conditions and bowling performances in the matches so far.

Kent will in the match and register hat-trick of wins.

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar