ESS vs KENT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 11, 2022
Tournament: Royal London One Day Cup, 2022.
Date: August 11, 2022
Format: One Day
Venue: County Ground Chelmsford, England.
ESS vs KENT Team Previews
The team of Essex is still in search of its first victory of the season as they take on Kent at the County Ground in Chelmsford on the eleventh of August 2022. Essex has failed to record a single victory so far and as a result, they are lying at the bottom of the table in 8th position with just the single point they mustered as a result of the abandoned first match they participated in. The competition for the remaining matches in the race for The Royal London One Day Cup for 2022 is getting hotter every day. Teams are vying to remain in contention for qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. Both these sides are desperate for a win. Essex would be keen to claim the first full points of the season. After the first game of the season for Essex was washed out against Lancashire, Essex has lost a couple of back-to-back games against Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. In this game, they have the opportunity to break the losing streak. They have the advantage of playing at home in this match. The batting order for Essex collapsed against Derbyshire which cost them the match by a thumping margin of 92 runs. However, they did not get demoralized by this and made a good comeback in their next game against Northamptonshire.
The Essex captain decided to bat first after winning the toss and his batting unit proved him right as they went on to pile up a massive first innings score of 343 runs from their quota of 50 overs. For Essex, Feroze Khushi scored a brilliant hundred. He scored 118 runs to be exact from 93 balls and was the main contributor to the Essex total. The middle order for Essex was handled by their skipper Tom Westley who scored 67 runs from 69 balls. Although they had put on a good total on the board, it was their bowling unit this time that let them down. Essex was beaten in the last over of the match. But if you take a close look at their team, you will find that the side has good depth in the batting and bowling departments. But they have failed to put everything together this season. For tackling the challenge thrown by Kent, they will have to work together as a team and work on their strengths at Chelmsford on Thursday. The top players for Essex will be Shane Snater and Jamal Richards apart from the skipper Tom Westley and Feroze Khushi.
Essex Playing 11
Aaron Beard, Aron Nijjar, Grant Roelofsen, Jamal Richards, Josh Rymell, Luc Benkenstein, Robin Das, Feroze Khushi, Jamie Porter, Shane Snater, Tom Westley.
Kent is also suffering from the same fate as Essex despite doing a fair job with the bat. They have failed to register a single win from their last couple of outings except against Worcestershire. Kent has succeeded in winning one game out of the three they have played so far in the competition. They are currently in the 7th position in the Group B points tally with two points. Kent will be looking forward to converting their good form with the bat into a victory. Kent has had to face the same old story this year as last year. Even though their batting department is doing a reasonable job under the captain Ollie Robinson, they have been unsuccessful in converting these performances into wins. In the first game of the season, Kent registered a comfortable 7-wicket win against Worcestershire. But they went down to Glamorgan in their next outing in a close game of cricket. But again, they lost by a massive margin of 163 runs against Hampshire. The skipper Alex Blake asked the opposition in and Hampshire took full toll of the Kent bowling by putting on a whopping 396 runs on the board. The Hampshire batsmen thrashed the Kent bowling to all corners of the ground.
During their chase, Kent began well. It was a massive target to chase and the middle order could not handle it as it failed to develop large partnerships. The skipper played his part by hitting 62 runs from 43 balls however, the other batsmen in the Kent middle order could not support the cause much. Kent eventually lost the game by a huge margin of 163 runs. This massive defeat once again demonstrated the fact that Kent is heavily reliant on their top-order batsmen such as Alex Blake and Ollie Robinson. They do have a good batting order but their bowling lacks the experience and consistency required at this level. Failure of the bowling department regularly cost them matches last season and the same trend continues this year. Kent will be keen to have a plan in place for their bowling attack and will be looking to execute it. The key players for them in this match are Nathan Gilchrist, Matt Quinn, Ollie Robinson, and Alex Blake.
Kent Playing 11
Alex Blake, Ben Compton, Joey Evison, Navdeep Saini, Tawanda Muyeye, Harry Finch, Hamidullah Qadri, Joe Denly, Matthew Quinn, Nathan Gilchrist, Ollie Robinson.
ESS vs KENT Toss Prediction
The County Ground at Chelmsford has offered assistance to the bowlers in some of the earlier matches of the domestic circuit. The teams that decide to bowl first at this venue have fared better in the recent past than the teams batting first. As far as this game is concerned, the trend will be to go with the flow, and the skipper that wins the toss is likely to opt for fielding first here.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather during the game at Chelmsford is likely to stay clear. The maximum and minimum temperatures during the day are likely to remain between 33 degrees and 16 degrees. The County Ground will be hosting this game. This is the home ground for Essex and has witnessed many games in its time. The stadium at the venue can accommodate close to 6500 people in it.
ESS vs KENT Dream11 Prediction
• O. George-Robinson (w/c)
• A. Blake
• J. Leaning
• F. Khushi
• B. Compton
• M. Henry
• A. Nijjar
• M. Quinn
• A. Beard
• T. Westley
• J. Richards (vc)
ESS vs KENT Playing 11
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ESS vs KENT Betting Tips
Even though the Kent batting lineup is looking to be in good touch, their bowling department has struggled in the competition thus far. Essex on the other hand has a well-balanced unit. They are likely to have an upper hand in this match, especially in the bowling department. The Essex batsmen are sure to try and put pressure on the Kent bowling attack and try to take the first win of their campaign this year. But, we will bet with Kent to win this match.
Bonus Cricket Bets
This is quite likely because even though Essex is not winning at the moment, they are scoring a lot of runs. You can bet on Essex to score more than 3 runs in the first over of their innings.
Tom Westley is in good nick for Essex. So, you can expect the batsman to score the highest number of runs for his team in this game.
Navdeep Saini is an international cricketer from India. He is a terrific prospect and a young and coming fast bowler. You can expect him to do well here.