Date & Time: Sunday, July 21, 19:00 IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
Can Hampshire turn the tide in this season?
These two sides had completely opposite results in the 2018 T20 Blast where Kent finished at the second position in the South Group and Hampshire at the penultimate position. In this season Kent kick-started with a win against Somerset and they will be eager to continue the same against Hampshire. On the other side, Hampshire will look to turn the tide in this season.
Kent Possible XI: Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Ollie Robinson, Sean Dickson, Alex Blake, Mohammad Nabi, Jordan Cox (WK), Hardus Viljoen, Imran Qayyum, Adam Milne, Fred Klaassen.
Hampshire Possible XI: Rilee Rossouw, Aneurin Donald, James Vince (C), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Chris Morris, Lewis McManus (WK), Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane.
The surface at The Rose Bowl has produced sporting games in recent times where the average score of the teams that bat first is around 150. The forecast is quite clear for the day.
He continued his good form from where he left in the World Cup. In the side’s opening match against Somerset, he was handy with the bat and helped the team post a decent total on the board. He may not pick a wicket but he has always proved to be economical.
He was the second-highest wicket-taker for Kent in 2018 T20 Blast, where he picked 13 wickets at an average of 22. He continued the same in this season-opening game where he was the top performer for Kent with the ball. His spell of 2/15 in 3.3 overs hasn’t allowed Somerset to get things going at any stage in the chase. There is every chance he will continue the same in today’s match.
He may not have made the most use of the opportunities for England in the World Cup but when it comes to domestic cricket he is one of the leading run-scorer in the country across formats. Hence he is a must-have player in the Dream11 cricket team.
He is one of the most sought after all-rounders across T20 leagues in the world. His ability to play handy cameo’s down the order and his skill to bowl in crucial death overs make him a class apart. He is coming into the season on the back of a decent World Cup campaign.