KET vs ESS Dream11 : Kent Spitfires look to build on their solid foundation and continue their stronghold over Essex Eagles today
While the Bears have taken over North Zone, its Kent Spitfires who have doled out a pristine brand of cricket in South Zone. Sitting right in the echelons of the zone with two wins from two, the side have made for enchanting viewing given the way their entire set of players have risen to the occasion in unison.
The same was visible in their recent encounter against Hampshire where the side showed the much needed composure which can see them go the distance and wrap their hands around the glistening trophy. Batting on tricky wicket where strokeplay was a difficult proposition, the Spitfires managed to navigate their way to a clinical win in the final over, chasing down the 146 run target set to them in with two wickets and four balls to spare.
Their opposition for today, Essex Eagles meanwhile managed to brush off their defeat from the opening day after going onto breach the symbolic milestone of 200. Guided by opener Cameron Delport’s 129 in 49 balls, the side revolved around one of the finest innings till now in the league to rake up a hefty 226-4 in 15 overs before eventually stalling Surrey to 174-4 with the 52 run win propelling them right into the top 4.
KET vs ESS Probable Winner
This match is going to be an extremely closely contested affair with little to separate the two outfits. The one thing which does swing this in Kent’s favour is the fact that they’ll be turning up at home and the better knowhow of the conditions at hand could swing this encounter in their favour. We see them making the most of the batting conditions and with the bowlers putting together a strong showing, they should just about manage to eek past to a win today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Expect a relatively good surface, one which rewards clean strokeplay. Given the identity of the two batting line-ups, we should see a tentatively high scoring encounter with the side batting first going onto score in excess of 170.
Probable Playing 11
With both the sides revealing their teams ensuing the toss, our final team combination and player changes might see some changes be incurred then. Please visit for latest development proceeding the revelation of the playing 11s. Expect both the side to dole out the same playing 11s as their previous outings in the league.
Match: Kent Spitfires vs Essex Eagles
Date And Time: 26th July, Friday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The surface here has stayed in favour of the batting side and with this being a night encounter today, expect the runs to come by at will over here. Paired with the relatively shorter boundaries, we should be in for a high scoring affair especially if the Bears bat first.
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for KET vs ESS Dream11
Kent Spitfires’ wicket-keeper Ollie Robinson has been picked up by us for today. Not only is the number 3 bat selected for the position due to his ability to show perseverance and technique but he’s also a steady player with the gloves and this two sided points haul sees him come into our side.
Batsmen for KET vs ESS Dream11
With a staggering 14 hits straight to the stands coupled with the 7 fours, there were hardly any deliberations around picking up Essex’s opener, Cameron Delport for today. He played one of the finest knocks we’ll ever see this year in the league, a true show of batting might as he swept apart anything that was thrown his way with scintillating ease.
Dan Lawrence’s 50 in the same match sees hi come in with the batsman someone who can come and open his arms right from ball one, seeing him get an abundance of points through the boundaries. Tom Westley comes in as well from the side to make for a trio of batting picks from the side.
Meanwhile we have picked out only Alex Blake from Kent after his lower middle-order half-century ensured his side were able to scramble together a win on the day.
All-Rounders for KET vs ESS Dream11
Mohammed Nabi becomes our pick from Kent Spitfires with the all-rounder set to deliver his four overs as spin as well as being set out to bat in the number 4 position in the side. It’s the perfect role for an all-rounder to play in the game, one which enables a player to amass a bagful of points.
From Essex we are opting for Ryan ten Doeschate for this one. He might not have bowled a single over the last time but is always an option his side can turn to and paired with his role in the batting order, he makes for a decent selection.
Bowling Order for KET vs ESS Dream11
The one department Kent Spitfires have to massively thank for their ascendancy in the opening stages of the league has to be their batting department. The perusal of options in the bowling side have seen the side massively benefit and it’s this which sees us indulge in a hoard of options from the side.
The frontline bowlers as well as death overs operators, Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen and spinner Imran Qayyum come in from the side. Meanwhile the lone pick from Essex is of Matthew Quinn with his 3-34 figures seeing him being picked up by us. He’s bound to be on the expensive side but his enticing bowling sees batsmen try to hit him to the fence and see him snaring up wickets in the process.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to make Ollie Robinson our captain for this match while Nabi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.