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

02 July 2021 | 23:00 | St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England
191/4 in 20.0 9.55
180/6 in 20.0 9.00

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

winner Kent beat Surrey by 11 runs

Man of the Match: Will Jacks

Kent, Surrey to faceoff in top-table clash at Canterbury

  • Kent’s previous game against Sussex was abandoned due to heavy showers.
  • Surrey registered a comfortable win over Hampshire.
  • Jamie Smith, Gus Atkinson and Gareth Batty delivered excellent performances for Surrey.

Expect Kent to register a close win over Surrey.

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

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 10 6 1 3 0 15 0.866
Yorkshire 10 6 3 0 1 13 -0.355
Warwickshire 10 5 4 0 1 11 2.78
Durham 10 5 4 0 1 11 0.218
Lancashire 10 4 4 1 1 10 0.036
Worcestershire 10 4 4 1 0 10 -1.073
Northamptonshire 11 4 6 0 0 9 -0.777
Derbyshire 10 3 6 1 0 7 -0.342
Leicestershire 11 3 8 0 0 6 -0.184
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
15 0.866 10 6 1 3 0
13 -0.355 10 6 3 0 1
11 2.78 10 5 4 0 1
11 0.218 10 5 4 0 1
10 0.036 10 4 4 1 1
10 -1.073 10 4 4 1 0
9 -0.777 11 4 6 0 0
7 -0.342 10 3 6 1 0
6 -0.184 11 3 8 0 0
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kent vs sur Match Prediction & Analysis

Host Kent will be looking to claim top spot in the South Group of T20 Blast competition when they take on Surrey at St. Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

Captain Daniel Bell-Drummond will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this all-important clash. The side will be looking to field their strongest XI for this game.

On the other hand, Surrey will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the league table. Captain Gareth Batty will be pleased with his side’s clinical performance in the previous game against Hampshire.

Teams Preview

Kent Preview

With 13 points to their name after ten matches played in the competition, Kent will be looking to get back to winning ways.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on in-form openers Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, middle-order batsman Jack Leaning and wicket-keeper Jordan Cox to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With three half-centuries to his name, skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond has topped the batting charts for Kent this season. Besides Bell-Drummond, the likes of Crawley, Leaning and Cox have put in match-winning contributions with the bat.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Fred Klaasen, Matt Milnes and Adam Milnes to create breakthroughs with the new-ball.

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

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

Kent Actual Playing XI:

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

Surrey Preview

The county side made a strong comeback in the previous game against Hampshire.

In the batting department, the onus will be on likes of Will Jacks, wicket-keeper Jamie Smith, Laurie Evans and Ollie Pope to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Jamie Smith was the standout performer with the bat for Surrey and notched up his second half-century of the competition. Besides Smith, Will Jacks, Ollie Pope produced crucial scores of 28 and 23 respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Gus Atkinson, Kyle Jamieson and Daniel Moriarty to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Medium-pacer Gus Atkinson was the pick of the bowlers for Surrey in the previous game and claimed 3 for 21 in his four overs. Besides Atkinson, Gareth Batty and Jamie Overton bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Surrey Predicted Playing XI:

Will Jacks, Rory Burns, Laurie Evans, Ollie Pope, Jamie Smith (wk), Jamie Overton, Ben Geddes, Kyle Jamieson, Gus Atkinson, Gareth Batty (c), Daniel Moriarty

Surrey Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Smith 59 41 6 1 143.9
W Jacks 28 21 4 0 133.33
O Pope 23 16 2 0 143.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
G Atkinson 4.0 0 21 3 5.25
J Overton 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
G Batty 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
G Atkinson 4.0 0 21 3 5.25
J Overton 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
G Batty 4.0 0 26 2 6.5

Surrey Actual Playing XI:

Gareth Batty, Ollie Pope, Jamie Smith, Jordan Clark, Will Jacks, Rory Burns, Gus Atkinson, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Daniel Moriarty, Kyle Jamieson

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 0 mm. 1.37 k/h From: SSW 98%
03h 13 0 mm. 1.25 k/h From: W 96%
06h 15 0 mm. 0.65 k/h From: SSW 95%
09h 19 0 mm. 1.18 k/h From: S 59%
12h 21 0 mm. 3.5 k/h From: SSE 50%
15h 21 0.30 mm. 3.71 k/h From: S 73%
18h 19 0 mm. 3.55 k/h From: S 81%
21h 15 0 mm. 3.31 k/h From: SSW 100%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the pitch at Canterbury is excellent for batting in the first half of the game. The pitch considerably slows down in the second half of the game. The weather forecast for Canterbury is perfect with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

St. Lawrence Ground in Canterbury is going to host the North Group game between Kent and Surrey.

In 35 matches played between the two teams in the T20 Blast competition, Surrey has managed to register 18 victories, while Kent has come out on top on sixteen occasions.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a score in excess of 180 runs.

KENT vs SUR Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Kent will be slight favorites to win their game against Surrey. The county side has won majority of their games at Canterbury this season, so they will be looking to maintain their proud record against in-form Surrey side led by Gareth Batty.

Expect Kent to register a close win over Surrey.

Author: Shoaib Z.