Essex vs Kent 120th Match - South Group Prediction

Essex Cricket Logo
Essex
201/6 in 20.0
10.05
Kent Cricket Logo
Kent
203/5 in 19.5
10.24
Aug 17, 201817:30
County Ground - Chelmsford, England
Finished
Kent won by 5 wickets

Our Prediction

Kent To Win the Match, 1.65
Read our quick thoughts
  • Kent's winning percentage in completed games in one of the best in this competition
  • Essex have struggled to perform with both bat and ball in the competition so far
  • Essex's players could be rusty due to lack of match practice due to recent washouts
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ESS
0.0%
KENT
100.0%
  • Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast 2018
  • Date: Aug 17, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford,England
  • Time: 17:30

Key Stats

  • Toss: Kent (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: Daniel Bell-Drummond

Essex

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
RS Bopara 25 10 1 2 250.00
Paul Walter 29 14 3 1 207.14
Dan Lawrence 19 12 1 1 158.33
Varun Chopra 37 32 3 2 115.62
Ashar Zaidi 22 15 3 0 146.67
Adam Wheater 40 26 6 1 153.85
SR Harmer 12 8 1 0 150.00
Matt Coles 6 4 0 0 150.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Imran Qayyum 1.0 0 12 0 12.00
Adam Milne 4.0 0 30 1 7.50
Grant Stewart 2.0 0 28 0 14.00
Joe Denly 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
Calum Haggett 4.0 0 26 2 6.50
Mitchell Claydon 4.0 0 58 1 14.50
Daniel Bell-Drummond 1.0 0 9 0 9.00

Kent

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Grant Stewart 5 2 1 0 250.00
Joe Denly 45 23 7 1 195.65
Heino Kuhn 6 6 1 0 100.00
Alex Blake 19 14 2 0 135.71
Daniel Bell-Drummond 80 51 8 3 156.86
Sam Billings 33 19 4 2 173.68
Sean Dickson 6 4 0 0 150.00
BowlerOMRWECO
RS Bopara 4.0 0 22 1 5.50
Paul Walter 2.0 0 27 0 13.50
Aron Nijjar 3.0 0 30 1 10.00
Ashar Zaidi 2.0 0 21 0 10.50
SR Harmer 2.0 0 23 1 11.50
Matt Coles 3.5 0 35 1 9.13
Shane Snater 3.0 0 42 1 14.00

About the Match

After a long tussle between eighteen teams, we are finally close to getting the final eight teams who are going to progress to the quarter-finals. Some of the teams have their berth confirmed in the playoffs, and some will have their fate decided in the last game day, that is, on Friday. Essex will take on Kent in one of the many games which are to be played on the last day of the league games in T20 Blast. Essex are languishing in the bottom half of the table with six points to their name and this game won't be as much of significance as for Kent. Kent six teams capable of getting up to 18 points, the scoreline for Kent here could be a difference between a playoff spot and early spot in the tournament.

Match Preview

Essex

Although Kent have played 12 games in this tournament on paper, only eight of those were completed. They've won six out of those eight games which is quite a commendable feat in a tournament where competition has been cut-throat.

Kent are set to face Somerset prior to this game which too will be an important encounter for them. If they're able to win that, they'll be in a sweet position while coming into this game whereas a loss there will make things a little tough for Kent, as far as qualification for the playoffs is concerned.

They registered a close win against Middlesex in their last completed match while chasing a colossal total of 191 on a decent batting wicket. Tom Kohler-Cadmore was well supported by Alex Blake in the middle overs where all the other batsmen failed to stay at the crease. Blake scored 57 off 27 deliveries to finally take his team over the line.

Essex Starting Lineup

Varun Chopra, Adam Wheater, Paul Walter, Dan Lawrence, Ashar Zaidi, Micheal Pepper, SR Harmer, Matt Coles, Aron Nijjar, RS Bopara, Shane Snater.

Kent

Despite having one of the most experienced squad in the competition, Essex's failure to perform was surprising to many. They are struggling at the third-spot from the bottom of the table and a loss here can potentially take them to the bottom spot if Essex and Middlesex win their last match.

Essex's last couple of games were washed out due to rain and due to the virtue of two points obtained from them, they rose from the bottom-most spot to the third from the bottom. They were in a delicate spot when the rain arrived in their game against Hampshire with 72 for four down in 7.5 overs. Their match against Gloucestershire was washed off without any ball bowled.

Their last completed match was against Essex which they lost by a small margin of six runs. Their bowlers started off well by picking up Donald and Meschede in the first two overs of the innings, but poor middle-order bowling couple with some excellent strokeplay by Colin Ingram meant that they had to chase a total of a tall order. They were well in the chase after the powerplay overs, but losing wickets at regular intervals cost them the game.

Kent Starting Lineup

Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings, Alex Blake, Grant Stewart, Sean Dickson, Calum Haggett, Adam Milne, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum.

Our Prediction

Two teams are placed at almost equal places from the center of the table, albeit in the different directions. For Kent, a win could be a stepping stone to a victory, whereas for Essex, it wouldn't be of any significance as far as progressing to the next round is concerned. Kent have been the better of the two sides in the tournament, in fact, one of the best, and are favorites to win the upcoming match.

Our Prediction

Kent To Win the Match, 1.65
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Which team will win?

Essex53.6% (37)
Kent46.4% (32)
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