Royal London One Day Cup 2018
Kent vs Hampshire, Final
The final showdown is here and the two teams who will be featuring in this contest will be Kent and Hampshire. The two teams have contested brilliantly throughout the summer which makes them the best side to feature in the finals.
Kent who finished third in the league table were the first team to make it to the finals this year when they defeated Worcestershire in the first semi-final in a nail-biting affair by 2 wickets. Heino Kuhn the South African was once again the standout performer for Kent as he continued his impeccable form with yet another hundred to his name. His clinical 127 off 118 balls was the nail in the coffin for Worcestershire as he along with the wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rouse(70) and Alex Blake(61) ensured that they finish well for their team.
Hampshire topped the South Group and they breezed into the finals with ease, riding on an effulgent knock by the skipper James Vince where he mustered the bowlers all around the ground for his 171 runs off 126 deliveries meant that Hampshire ended up getting a mammoth score of 348 runs. The Yorkshire team who was missing some of their key players due to the national duties were never really in the chase as they struggled to get going right from the word go. Jonathan Tattersall was the lone ranger for them as he battled out with 89 runs to his name off 81 deliveries but his valiant knock was not enough to prevent his team from a defeat by 107 runs.
Where: Lord’s London
When: Jun 30th, 2018 10:00 AM GMT, 03:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM Local
Here’s a look at the top fantasy picks from today match KET vs HAM
- Heino Kuhn(KET): He has been the stalwart of Kent’s batting this season and he has been very selective with his shot making. Once again the impetus of giving a star performance with the bat would be on him. His match predictions in KET vs HAM are 3/1, meaning a return of 400 Rs over a stake of 100.
- Joe Denly(KET): The stand-in skipper of Kent, Joe Denly is also their prime batsman, if he comes good along with Heino Kuhn it would be very difficult for any bowling line-up to overcome their credentials. It is a possibility that the regular skipper Sam Billings to return for this crucial game and therefore Joe Denly will be relieved from his captaincy duty. His match predictions in KET vs HAM are 10/3, meaning a return of 433.33 Rs over a stake of 100.
- Liam Dawson(HAM): He has been prolific with his all-round game, the slow left-arm bowling style chipping in with some crucial wickets has really helped his side to do well, he is carrying some really good bowling form for the England Lions as well. His match predictions in KET vs HAM are 8/1, meaning a return of 550 Rs over a stake of 100.
KET vs HAM WHO WILL WIN?
According to the predictions made by bet365, the odds are in favor of Kent with 13/10 and a return of 230 Rs over a stake of 100 whereas, Hampshire prediction is 8/13 Meaning a return of 161.53 Rs over a stake of 100.
OUR PREDICTION: As per the betting odds, we back Hampshire to win KET vs HAM contest.