KET vs HAM: Kent will go head to head against Hampshire in their season’s opening game of the 2021 T20 Blast league.
Kent had a decent outing last season but not convincing enough to get them over the line. On the other hand, Hampshire found themselves at the bottom of the table after a rather disappointing campaign.
The quarter-finalists of last season, Kent, are now feeling the heat with T20 run-scorers with Zak Crawley and Sam Billings both on England duty and Heino Kuhn injured. Despite all that, they’ve got the likes of Qais Ahmed and Darren Stevens alongside Joe Denly and last year’s standout run-scorer with 423 runs striking at 154.94.
High hopes will be stuck on James Vince and Liam Dawson. They’ll also be looking forward to the newly signed D’Arcy Short who is well renowned for his batting exploits. Meanwhile, New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhome will be joining the side after the World Test Championship Final. With an action-packed squad, they make themselves a strong component for the upcoming match.
Match: Kent vs Hampshire
Date & Time: 9th June 2021, 11:30 PM IST
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
KET vs HAM Head-to-Head
Both teams have played 29 matches against each other up to date. Kent won 15 matches while Hampshire won 14 matches.
The average first innings score for this venue is 158 with 80% of wins going in the favour of teams chasing the target.
It’s forecasted to be extremely humid with no chances of precipitation on matchday.
KET vs HAM Predicted Playing XI
Jordan Cox(WK), Daniel Bell Drummond, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Joe Denly, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Fred Klaassen, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes, Ollie Robinson
Tom Alsop(WK), James Vince, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, Ian Holland, Chris Wood, James Fuller, Kyle Abbott, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane
KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Tom Alsop
Batsmen: James Vince (captain), Sam Northeast, Daniel Bell Drummond, Alex Blake
All-rounders: Joe Denly (vice-captain), Liam Dawson, Ian Holland
Bowlers: Kyle Abbott, Ollie Robinson, Matt Milnes