KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction: Hampshire look to capitalise on Kent Spitfires’ first defeat when the two sides clash at Beckenham.
A day filled with intriguing matches and perhaps there could have been no better way to wrap up an action filled Sunday in the league than the clash slated between Kent Spitfires and Hampshire. The two sides will be clashing heads against each other today in a top of the table clash in South Group, one which could eventually end up deciding how the group shapes up at the culmination of its encounters.
After winning five successive matches, Kent Spitfires showed the first glimpses of weakness in the side as the unit was put down for the first time in their previous match. The lack of a consistent scorer finally came back to bite the side as they ended up registering an abject 154 infront of Sussex, a target which the opposition needed a mere 16 overs and 1 wicket to chase down.
It’s this harrowing defeat which Hampshire will be looking to make the most of when they square off against Kent Spitfires today as the third placed side look to continue with their ascendancy in the league. The side are themselves coming off an extremely comprehensive pefromance, one which saw them walk all over Glamorgan in a low scoring encounter. Making only 128 while batting first, they ended up sending Glamorgan back to the pavilion for 87 to register an unprecedented 41-run win.
KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction
Probable Playing XI
Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Oliver Robinson (wk), Heino Kuhn, Mohammad Nabi, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox, Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum
Aneurin Donald, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (c), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Where the two sides had played on tricky conditions the last time around, this wicket should be a fine one for batting. The conditions will be pristine to come out and revel in clean strokeplay and dismiss bowlers with disdain. With overhead cloudy conditions bound to be prevelant here, the side winning the toss should look to field first on this wicket.
Dream 11 Picks
Number 3 batsman for his side, Kent’s Ollie Robinson is our pick for this one. He’s seen his form massively wane over the course of the last three encounters but is player bestowed with incredible batting technique and application and should put on a good show today.
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Continuing with the picks from the side, we are bringing in their entire top order with us expecting the side to have worked over their predicament from the last match. Opener and captain, Daniel Bell Drummond is our first pick from the side with us also picking up fellow opener Zak Crawley and lower middle-order bat Alex Blake for this one.
While Drummond got a half-century in the previous match, Blake has always regaled us in his clean hitting soirees in the death overs, someone who can come and hold fort for his side along with being elevated up the order as well when his side are in search of crucial runs.
Its only the one pick from Hampshire with their captain James Vince coming in for us.
Time for us to compensate our side with the picks from Hampshire and this sees us rope in both Chris Moriss and Liam Dawson. Dawson scored 23 runs for his side the last time around along with using his belly of bowling abilities to snare 3-11, a match winning performance which saw his side emerge as the winners.
Elsewhere its Mohammed Nabi who comes in from Kent with his high batting position and overs with the ball making him an ideal all-rounder we love to imbed into our Dream 11 side.
Given Hampshire’s dwindling nature with the bat, we are roping in both Hardus Viljoen and Adam Milne into our playing 11. The two have wrecked havoc among opposition batsmen’s ranks, emerging as two of the mainstays of Kent’s bowling unit and should flourish today as well.
The only pick from Hampshire is of leg-spinner Mason Crane who returned with figures of 3-22 in the last match, using his guile and trickery to purchase massive spin from the wickets and use his versatility to mix his delivers up to fruition.
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.