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The fight for playoff places in the South Group is going to go right down to the wire. Kent is on second place in the league standings right now but could move down very quickly as the final few matches play out. It must win to try and ensure automatic qualification as well as a favorable draw down the line.
Its opponent in this match, Essex is not a realistic candidate for automatic qualification but could win its last two matches and try and sneak in as one of two third-placed teams to get a spot. It is a long shot but one that Essex will have to believe is possible.
Both teams have everything to play for at the moment.
Kent vs Essex T20 Blast 2020 is going to be played at the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on the 18th of September 2020.
Kent is in second place right now thanks largely to the brilliant batting form of Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond. Both the opening batsmen from Kent have well over 300 runs to their names and have been extremely consistent. Crawley has one hundred plus score to his name while Bell-Drummond came close with 89 in a losing cause against Middlesex.
Kent has a lot of depth in its batting and would have been disappointed at not being able to finish off the chase against Middlesex. The likes of Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, and Jack Leaning give Kent a massive advantage in the batting department over Essex.
The team just has to make sure that it does not become overly dependent on Crawley and Bell-Drummond.
Fred Klaassen and Imran Qayyum are the two bowlers that stand out in this Kent lineup. They are the leading wicket-takers and in Imran Qayyum’s case, among the most economical bowlers of Kent as well.
The bowling is a bit of a weak spot and that is where Kent is vulnerable.
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum.
Two wins in two matches for the defending champions after a horror start to their T20 Blast 2020 campaign will give them some cheer. If you see the stats that Essex has at the moment, a clear problem in its batting lineup emerges.
Most teams have one or more players with more than 300 runs while Essex just has one with more than 200 runs. Ryan Ten Doeschate is that player with 203 runs to his name.
Westley and Lawrence got some runs in the previous match but it was the bowling that won them the match. Aaron Nijjar picked up three wickets for just 22 runs while Jack Plom picked up two for just 18 runs in his four overs.
To put in another such bowling performance against the Kent batting lineup is going to be very difficult.
Essex’s batting has no easy fix and so it is the bowling that has to win the match for its team.
C Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Micheal Pepper, RN ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, SR Harmer, Matthew Quinn, Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook.
The team that wins the toss may actually want to bat first so that it can get the best possible batting conditions to make use of.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
A sunny day with next to no chance of rain has been forecast in Canterbury for this match. The pitch at Kent is pretty high-scoring although the pitch does seem to have got a bit slower in recent matches. We still think that teams batting first will be aiming for 180 minimum, taking into consideration the short boundaries on the squares.
Essex may have won two matches in a row but we still think it does not match up favorably against Kent. The batting form of Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummon is a huge plus for Kent. The overall depth of batting in the side is better as well. Its bowling is a bit weak but that may not be enough for Essex to win.
Bet on Kent to win.
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