KET vs SUR Match Preview:
Kent must be eyeing on the first spot when they would take on Surrey in the next South Fixture Group of Vitality T20 Blast. Kent started their season with numerous wins but the recent week hasn’t been favoring them as they lost two games, while two games witnessed showers.
On the other hand, Surrey can not afford to lose their winning streak. Winning just three games isn’t enough, they need more wins to move ahead and now a clash against Kent at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury is a do or die situation for them.
The match is set to begin at 11:30 PM IST.
Date & Time: Friday, Aug 23, 2019, at 11:30 PM
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
KET vs SUR Team News:
Kent will definitely get some changes for this clash.
Alex Blake could be replaced by Sean Dickson as Blake has been struggling with momentum and consistency.
Further updates will come after the squad announcement.
Surrey is expected to enter the arena with their winning combination and no changes are expected from Surrey side.
Kent Squad: Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings(c), Marcus O’Riordan, Alex Blake, Oliver Robinson(w), Imran Qayyum, Hardus Viljoen, Fred Klaassen, Mitchell Claydon, Jordan Cox, Matt Milnes
Surrey Squad: Mark Stoneman, Aaron Finch, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Will Jacks, Tom Curran, Jordan Clark, Jade Dernbach(c), Gareth Batty, Imran Tahir, Rikki Clarke, Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith.
Kent: Sam Billings, Daniel Bell Drummond, Alex Blake, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Qayyum, Oliver Robinson, Fred Klaassen, Heino Kuhn, Zak Crawley, Jordan Cox, Matt Milnes.
Surrey: Aaron Finch, Ollie Pope, Mark Stoneman, Will Jacks, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Jade Dernbach, Rikki Clarke, Imran Tahir, J Clark, Gareth Batty.
Fantasy Picks from Kent:
H Kuhn – 207 runs – 7 innings – 51.75 average – 55* best score
Bell Drummond – 241 runs – 9 innings – 26.77 average
G Viljoen – 117 wickets – 7.29 economy – 3/15
Fantasy Picks from Surrey:
S Curran – 190 runs – 5 innings- 47.50 average
O Pope – 246 runs – 9 innings – 35.14 average
G Batty – 10 wickets – 9 innings – 3/7 best figure
Wicket-keeper: Oliver Robinson, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope
Batsmen: Heino Kuhn, Aaron Finch (c), Will Jacks
All-rounder: Daniel Bell Drummond (vc), Sam Curran
Bowlers: Hardus Viljoen, Imran Qayyum, Imran Tahir