Date & Time: Saturday, September 12, 18:30 IST
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England
Yeah, it’s time for the nail-biting clash, with two of the best teams of the tournament lock horns with each other. Kent, the table-toppers, will look to continue their winning streak while Sussex will look to take the top spot of the table by handing Kent their first loss. For the same, both teams have named strong squads to make things fall in place.
Kent Spitfires are in a brilliant form and have won three of their five games so far in the tournament, they are currently the table-toppers and would like to continue their unbeaten run. Whereas Sussex Sharks have also won three of their games but they have lost one of their games which is why they are at the third position. With both teams having strong squads to play, one can expect a cracker of a contest.
Once again, Sussex will miss the services of Phil Salt while Kent has got Joe Denly in their lineup.
Callum MacLeod, Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, Ben Brown (wk), David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Tim Groenewald, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum
The venue Canterbury has always offered a splendid wicket to bring balance between the bat and ball. Once again, it is expected to be the same with everyone having something on offer. Batsmen will get full returns for their shots while bowlers will get a bounce from the wicket to make things happen. As the game progress, spinners will also make an impact.
Well, Luke Wright is in splendid form and carrying the burden of scoring runs on his shoulders. Especially, with Salt staying away, Wright will look to carry his form in this game as well. He has got PPM of 57 in the last three games.
Drummond is the fourth leading run-scorer of this season with 228 runs. He scored at an average of 57 with the bat and delivered match-winning performances often than not for his side. He has got PPM of 78 in four games, which shows his consistency.
Well, he has to be on your side at any cost. He has been terrifc for Sussex in this tournament and delivering goods in all sections of the game. Wiese carries PPM of 65 in this tour so far.
Denly is all set to play his first game in this season. He is in fine touch with the bat and got great numbers to his name, especially, in this tournament over the years. Thus, we chose him as our Big Bet for this contest.
Bopara is our notable miss for this game. He has failed to perform in this tournament and also has 10 credits to his name, which is one of the major reasons to avoid him for this contest.