KET vs GLO Dream11 : Kent and Gloucestershire fight it out for second spot in South Group today as the two sides wrap up Thursday’s encounters in the Vitality Blast
With the league stage encounters in the Vitality Blast coming to a culmination, both Kent Spitfires and Gloucestershire know that a win today would all but assure them of second spot in the South Group. Currently placed on 14 points apiece, Gloucestershire just about edge Kent Spitfires in second place on virtue of a superior net run-rate, a narrative which adds to the intrigue of today’s clash.
Engaged in an edge of the seat thriller in their previous encounter, Kent Spitfires ended up falling short by the barest of margins to Surrey. Heading out in pursuit of the 171 set by their opponents, Kent ended up losing both of their set batsmen in the 19th over, a misconduct the side were never able to recover from, failing to get the final run in their pursuit as they ended up losing by the 1 run.
Elsewhere, Gloucestershire ended up trouncing Somerset by 25 runs, a result which was a huge impetuous to the side in propelling them up the ranks. Registering 189 while batting first, the side curtailed Somerset’s perusal of the target at 164, bundling out the opponents as they kept snaring wickets at crucial junctures to move into second place, a position they’ll be looking to make their own today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We should be immersed in batting conducive conditions on this surface with the ball coming on nicely onto the bat, allowing batsmen to cue it nicely and use their wristwork to navigate past the open gaps. Toss won’t really play a factor on this surface but the side winning the toss will be looking to pile runs on the scoreboard and put pressure on the opposition.
Probable Playing 11
Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings (c), Alex Blake, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Qayyum, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen, Oliver Robinson (wk), Matt Milnes, Marcus O’Riordan
Chris Liddle, Tom Smith, David Payne, Miles Hammond, Jack Taylor, Michael Klinger (c), James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Andrew Tye, Ryan Higgins
KET vs GLO Match Prediction
Gloucestershire make a foray into the fray of this clash as firm favourites after a clinical performance in their previous outing. They not only put on an extremely healthy total on the board but saw their bowlers compliment the batsmen to perfection to stamp their authority as firm favourites for the glistening trophy.
We should be in for a high scoring encounter today, one where Gloucestershire prevail and register on the greener side of the rub.
Match: Kent Spitfires Vs Gloucestershire
Date And Time: 29th August, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen
- Jack Taylor, Michael Klinger, Andrew Tye, Ryan Higgins
Top 4 Batting Order
- Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Zak Crawley
- Michael Klinger, James Bracey, Miles Hammond, Jack Taylor
- Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond
- Michael Klinger, Miles Hammond
Death Overs Bowlers
- Hardus Viljoen, Fred Klaassen
- David Payne, Andrew Tye
KET vs GLO Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After coming up with 20 runs in the previous encounter, a quick fire innings that took just 12 balls as he contributed another neat innings to his side, we have Gloucestershire’s James Bracey come in for us. He’s been one of their most consistent performers, scoring runs at will and is bound to enjoy his time on a sublime batting surface today as well.
KET vs GLO Dream11 Batsmen
With 74 runs in 52 balls, one strung where 9 boundaries where he ended up smashing his way to the fence with ease, Gloucestershire’s captain Michael Klinger is our first pick in this compartment. He’s accompanied by fellow opener Miles Hammond with the duo raking up 105 for the opening stand in the previous clash, one where Hammond contributed 56 runs to the cause.
From Kent Spitfires we are getting in number three bat Heino Kuhn after his 32 run innings in 22 balls kept his side alive in the chase in the bygone encounter. The 42 ball 59 runs, a knock which saw him clean apart the opposition with three 6s, see Zak Crawley be picked up by us as well.
KET vs GLO Dream11 All-Rounders
KET vs GLO Dream11 Bowling Order
His two wickets in the last clash see us go in with Gloucestershire’s Andre Tye, their frontline spearhead. He takes over both the new ball and operates in the death overs as well, making him someone who is bound to rope in a slew of wickets.
Kent will be represented by pacer Hardus Viljoen and spinner Imran Qayyum who took three wickets in the last clash.
KET vs GLO Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going in with Drummond as our side’s captain for this clash while Klinger 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, 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.