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Kent vs Sussex, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction 21 Apr 2019

St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

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Sussex to beat Kent

  • Kent are currently lying at the bottom of the league with two defeats in a row in the competition.
  • Sussex beat Surrey by two wickets in a game played at Hove on Friday.
  • David Wiese was the standout performer for Sussex in the game played against Surrey on Friday.

Our prediction is Sussex to Win the match!

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: One-Day Cup | Venue: St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury | Toss:

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Host Kent will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Sussex in the South Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Canterbury on Sunday.

Kent have suffered back-to-back defeats in this year’s competition. In their previous game, Kent suffered a demoralizing 264-run defeat at the hands of Somerset in Taunton. Captain Adam Rouse will be hoping that side can learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback against Sussex in their home fixture.

On their hand, Sussex managed to pull off a heist over Surrey, courtesy scintillating batting performance from all-rounder David Wiese. The side will take a lot of confidence from this game and will be keen to do well against Kent on Sunday.

Kent Preview

Adam Rouse-led unit have suffered consecutive defeats in this year’s competition. The side will need to make considerable improvements with bat and ball in order to break their two-match losing streak in the competition. The team management will be concerned over the poor form shown by the batting lineup. In their previous game, the side was bundled out for 94 runs in 27 overs.

The side will be hoping that players like Daniel Bell-Drummond, Matt Renshaw and Zak Crawley can find form with the bat in this game. The batting trio failed to make an impact with the bat as they were dismissed for single-digit scores in the previous game played against Somerset.

Alex Blake and Adam Rouse were the only ones, who scored some runs for the side against Somerset.  Harry Podmore, Darren Stevens and Matt Milnes chipped in with decent scores as lower-order showed grit and resistance in the opening game played against Hampshire.

In the bowling department, the likes of Harry Podmore, Darren Stevens and Matt Milnes will need to make a strong comeback in this game. The pace trio conceded more than seven runs an over in the previous game against Somerset.

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Heino Kuhn/Sean Dickson, Adam Rouse (c), Harry Podmore, Matt Renshaw, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum.

Sussex Preview

Ben Brown-led unit will be looking to make a strong comeback in the game played against Kent. The side registered a two-wicket win over Surrey in the previous game played on Friday.

In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on their opening pair of Philip Salt and Luke Wright to deliver big runs with the bat. Philip Salt produced a decent innings in the game played against Surrey. He scored 32 off 22 balls with the help of six fours and a six to help Sussex get off to a brisk start.

Luke Wright played exceedingly well against Surrey and scored 69 off 83 balls with the help of eight boundaries. The county side will be hoping that experienced player like Luke Wright continue his good form with the bat in this game as well.

Laurie Evans perished for a low score in the opening game of competition. He will need to spend time in the middle in order to rediscover his mojo with the bat. The lower-order certainly stood tall for Sussex in the previous game. David Wiese and Chris Jordan put on a crucial partnership to keep the side in the hunt to win the game.

The standout player for Sussex was all-rounder David Wiese, who produced unbeaten 92 runs off 81 balls with the help of fourteen boundaries. He certainly showed a lot of composure to take his side to victory. Wiese will be looking to maintain consistency with the bat for Sussex in this year’s competition.

In the bowling department, Pakistan’s Mir Hamza was the standout bowler in the game played against Surrey. The left-arm quick bowled exceedingly well and finished with four wickets to his name. Leg-spinner Will Beer and Left-arm orthodox Danny Briggs picked up one wicket apiece. Chris Jordan and David Wiese will need to improve as they conceded a lot of runs in the previous game against Surrey.

Sussex Predicted Playing XI:

Ben Brown (captain), Laurie Evans, Harry Finch, David Wiese, Luke Wright, Philip Salt, George Carton, Danny Briggs, Mir Hamza, Chris Jordan, Will Beer.

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared will be excellent for batting. The quick bowlers will need to work hard for their wickets on this surface. The weather forecast for the game on Sunday is going to be clear skies.


St. Lawrence Ground in Canterbury is going to host all the home fixtures for Kent in this year’s tournament. Kent lost their previous game played against Hampshire at this venue. Sussex have won their last two games played against Kent in the competition.


Based on current form, Sussex will certainly be confident of doing well against Kent in this game. Sussex have a superior batting and bowling lineup in comparison to Kent, who have looked out of sorts in the first two games played in this year’s competition. Expect Sussex to beat Kent in this contest!

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Author: Shoaib Z.