Date & Time: Friday, August 23, 23:30 IST
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England
Will the Spitfires prevent Surrey from a comeback into the competition?
The Kent Spitfires is placed second in the table. A win tonight will extend their lead farther from the team placed third. Surrey has had a disappointing season so far, winning just 3 out of 11 games. They need to win all their games and still hope for some magic to qualify. KET has a well balanced strong side too. A good varied mix of batsmen, all-rounders, and bowlers. Mohammed Nabi and Hardus Viljoen are their overseas all-rounders. It surprises many as to why SUR is at 7 in the points table with such a strong team on paper. They have an explosive opening pair, a good middle order and a couple of finishers as well. The Curran brothers with the ball and Imran Tahir provide the variety a T20 team looks for as well.
Both teams should go in with the same squad as their previous games. Coming off a long break, they would want their first choice team to start off.
Last two games at this venue were washed out. Before that, the team batting first put up a moderate score but was able to defend it easily as there was assistance for spinners.
The overseas pro from Australia has been consistently striking at 157 for the Surrey team. The damage that he is capable of doing needs no description. He has had a couple of failures off late, but today could be his day.
He has gotten better with every game and has become a real trump card for his side. With 190 runs and 3 wickets so far added to some economical bowling, he is a must-have.
The South African pacer has been taking wickets at will this year. He is in fact the highest wicket-taker so far in the tournament with 17 wickets.
The hard-hitting batsman from South Africa can turn matches on its head and has been quite consistent as well this season. If he gets going, not many can stop him.