KET vs GLO Dream11 : Kent Spitfires look to reclaim their lost top spot after falling to second place for the first time in the ongoing edition of the Vitality Blast
They were the kings of South Group, sitting in the pinnacle of the league standings but Monday saw the narrative for Kent Spitfires change for the first time. The side were unearthed from their spot by Sussex who went onto register their fifth win of the campaign and occupy first place in the group.
And heading into today’s encounter, it’s exactly that spot which Kent Spitfires will be looking to reclaim when they take on an outfit who have massive problems pegging them back this edition of the frontier league. Winning their previous encounter as they pulled off a four wicket win against Hampshire, Kent Spitfires will be looking to go on another four match winning spree, akin to the one they crafted out in the early exchanges.
On the other hand, Gloucestershire know that time is quickly slipping out from under their hands with the side having registered just one win in their 6 outing. It sees them slumped in sixth position and seeing their time in the league come to a conclusion a very realistic possibility. A win today for them becomes a necessity, one which might just help the side overturning what has been a sordid campaign, one where they have been drubbed by sides.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the trickier ground for batsmen in the Vitality Blast, the last match contested here was a low score, one where batting wasn’t the easiest of tasks. With a slight hint of grass being left on the wicket along with the heavy cloud cover set to loom over the match, expect the surface to assist the pacers with the ball misbehaving.
The side winning the toss will be looking to chase on this surface.
Probable Playing 11
Chris Liddle, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, David Payne, Jack Taylor, Michael Klinger (c), Ian Cockbain, James Bracey (wk), Miles Hammond, Andrew Tye, Ryan Higgins
Heino Kuhn, Mohammad Nabi, Adam Milne, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Alex Blake, Hardus Viljoen, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen, Oliver Robinson (wk), Jordan Cox, M Claydon
Falling to a defeat against Sussex on this same surface a few days back, we don’t see things improving for Gloucestershire in this match either. They are playing on a track which will massively favour Kent’s exemplary bowling unit, one which will spare no expense in bundling out Gloucestershire cheaply.
This should be a match where the bowling units come to the fore and we see Kent Spitfires scripting a win owing to that factor.
Match: Gloucestershire vs Kent Spitfires
Date And Time: 7th August, Wednesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Bristol County Ground, Bristol
- David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Andrew Tye, Ryan Higgins
- Heino Kuhn, Mohammad Nabi, Adam Milne, Daniel Bell-Drummond
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for KET vs GLO Dream11
We have always picked out Ollie Robinson when Kent Spitfires are in play and today is going to be no different either. His slump in the previous encounter was a onetime thing, something which doesn’t hamper his chances of being picked up by us.
At number 3, he’s someone who massively solidifies his side’s batting order and will need to emanate the same today as well on a surface where batting won’t be easy.
Batsmen for KET vs GLO Dream11
He was unfortunate to be run-out in the previous encounter, a predicament which brought an end to an extremely promising 22 run innings, one in the wake of which we are selecting Kent Spitfires’ opener Zak Crawley for this one. His captain and compatriot, Daniel Bell Drummond comes in as well for us after scoring 21 in the previous match and being someone who never walks back to pavilion without making some kind of contribution.
With a match winning 41 in 33 balls in the last match, Heino Kuhn comes in for us as well as we pick out the entire top-order from Kent for this match. After getting 61 the last time around, we are opting for Ian Cockbain as the lone pick from the opposition.
All-Rounders for KET vs GLO Dream11
With English batsmen known to be conventionally caught out against the slower stuff, Kent’s Mohammed Nabi is someone who makes for a good pick. The side have used him in the batting order as well, asking him to find boundaries at times while sending him at number 5 under tough conditions, making him the ideal all-rounder to indulge in.
With a 15 ball 28 in the previous encounter, Benny Howell did extremely well to showcase that he’s someone who can come up a vital cameo with the bat as well. Paired with his ascertained four overs, he makes for someone we just couldn’t ignore.
Bowling Order for KET vs GLO Dream11
2-34 for Andrew Tye in the last match and 3-35 for David Payne against Sussex on this surface make Gloucestershire’s pace duo crucial picks for this encounter. This surface will augur extremely well for the fast bowlers and this right hand, left hand combination will be pivotal to Gloucestershire’s chances of winning this match.
On the other hand from Kent Spitfires we have gone in with Adam Milne and Hardus Viljoen who both snared three wickets in their side’s last outing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kuhn has been chosen as our side’s captain while Nabi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.