For the next 24 hours, three international fixtures are to be contested. Now, Let’s delve into the possible key players from either side who will be up against their respective opponents.
This will be the final of the Royal London One Day Cup 2018 which will be played at the Lord’s cricket stadium in London. The two teams are evenly matched up and now let’s look at the key players from either side.
For Kent, there is no doubt there about the potential Heino Kuhn posses, and he has proved his grit throughout the course of the tournament being the leading run scorer for Kent this year. Apart from him, the likes of skipper Sam Billings, Joe Denly in batting. Fast bowler Matt Henry who has been brilliant with the ball throughout the tournament along with Daren Stevens would be their key bowlers.
Hampshire who were the toppers of their respective group would be budding for a win in this match and lift the trophy for the first time since the commencement of the tournament in the year 2014. Their skipper James Vince has been in a prolific form and he will be the prime man to get them to a good score. Apart from him, fast bowler Reece Topley, all-rounder Liam Dawson, Sam Northeast can be very treacherous.
Toronto Nationals had a memorable opening game when they faced the Vancouver Knights and defeated them comprehensively by 6 wickets while chasing 227 with 4 wickets in hand. Anton Devcich the hero of the last match will be their key player in this match as well along with Steve Smith skipper Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles.
Edmonton Royals would be making their first appearance of the tournament. The teams have many stalwarts in their ranks with an inspirational leader like Shahid Afridi. They have some players like Sohail Tanveer who is considered as one of the finest T20 medium pacer, Luke Ronchi who was brilliant in this year’s PSL, Umar Akmal, Wayne Parnell etc are the probables to fill in the key player’s slot.
Zimbabwe would be conducting a One Day International series which will include Pakistan and Australia as the two other sides. The first match of the series will witness a clash between Zimbabwe and Pakistan on July 1st. The key players from this game for this match would be Solomon Mire, the veteran Hamilton Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis who is a decent batsman as well with his impressive bowling skills.
Pakistan has been on a song and will be the favorites to win this series, the key players from this side would be, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir. Their side is a good amalgamation of experienced and youths in the squad, and that is the reason why they are the favorites to win the series.