KET vs SUR Dream11 : Unevenly matched encounter sees second placed Kent Spitfires clash heads against an agonising Surrey outfit
Kent Spitfires will be looking to resume normal service in the Vitality Blast today when they square off against Surrey as the side look continue in their marauding ways in South Group. After sitting on top of the league for a majority of the first half of the season, the side head into today’s clash finally displaced from their top spot, finding themselves the one point behind Sussex Sharks.
Back in the league after a week’s break to rope in the County Championship Division 2, Kent Spitfires fin themselves being welcomed back in the showpiece league with the ideal clash. Clashing heads against eighth placed Surrey today, the side look firm favourites to emerge with the two points from this fixture, one which they should end up dominating.
For them this encounter couldn’t have come any quicker either though with the side encountering a horrendous time in the bygone test match against Essex, a fixture them saw them swept apart under treacherous batting conditions. They were cleaned apart for 40 runs in their second innings, a calamitous performance which left them in angst with none of their batting order registering a score in excess of 10.
Elsewhere, for all their faults in the Vitality Blast, Surrey did extremely well to put the shortest format behind them when they met Hampshire in the County Championship Division 2. They piled on 597-7 in their first innings, along with snaring 15 Hampshire wickets, a performance they’ll be looking to take momentum from as they look to overturn their campaign in the Vitality Blast.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With us facing inclement weather for today’s encounter with heavy clouds set to begin present over the surface, batting won’t be the easiest of task over here. The ball will frisk around and misbehave in the hands of the pacers with the pitch promising to have a slight bit of grass as well.
The side winning the toss will be looking to field first here and get a clear idea about how they are to construct their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
- Rory Burns and Ollie Pope are a part of England’s Ashes series squad for the ongoing third test match and will not be available for Surrey for atleast the next week.
Oliver Robinson, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Matt Milnes, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen, Grant Stewart, Fred Klaassen
Ben Foakes, Aaron Finch, Dean Elgar, Mark Stoneman, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Jordan Clark, Rikki Clarke, Imran Tahir, Ryan Patel, Gareth Batty
Match: Kent Spitfires vs Surrey
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
- Oliver Robinson, Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Hardus Viljoen
- Ben Foakes, Aaron Finch, Sam Curran, Gareth Batty
Top 4 Batting Order
- Oliver Robinson, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings, Heino Kuhn
- Ben Foakes, Aaron Finch, Dean Elgar, Mark Stoneman
- Oliver Robinson, Heino Kuhn
- Aaron Finch, Sam Curran
Death Overs Bowlers
- Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen
- Sam Curran, Rikki Clarke
Wicket-Keeper for KET vs SUR Dream11
With Ollie Pope missing out for Kent Surrey today, we are getting in Ben Foakes from the side. Not only has he taken over the duties with the gloves ever since coming into the side but has delivered some solid batting performances as well, emerging as an extremely important component for his side.
Elsewhere from Kent Spires we are opting in Ollie Robinson, someone who scored 35 in the side’s recent test match, an innings filled with reliance and valour as he tried to rescue his side from a perilous position.
Batsmen for KET vs SUR Dream11
We carry on with the picks from Kent Spitfires, getting in one of their most inform bats in the identity of Heino Kuhn. Elsewhere we have opener Aaron Finch and Will Jacks come into our side from Surrey with Finch having scored 90 in the test format as well.
This duo will need to hold immense responsibility on their shoulders after losing Ollie Pope, someone who carried the brunt of the top-order on his own across the league and given the strokeplay prevelant in between these two, we see them coming up with good runs today.
All-Rounders for KET vs SUR Dream11
Kent Spitfires captain and pacer, Daniel Bell Drummond becomes the first pick for us with the player holding the perfect identity of an all-rounder. Not only does he come out to open his innings but is more than capable of snaring wickets at crucial junctures, becoming a player who always rises to the occasion for his side.
On the other hand, we have gotten in Sam Curran and Jordan Clack from Surrey with Curran being someone we have massive expectations from in this encounter. The player is a specialist and exceptional performer, someone whose penchant for delivering with both the bat and ball sees him register pivotal performances.
Bowling Order for KET vs SUR Dream11
While Imran Tahir endured a howler of a start to the league, over the course of the league he’s started picking up wickets and today’s surface promises to be one to favour him. The slower bowlers will get the ball to spin and grip, breaking as we scour our way into the match and with Kent line up with right handed bats, Tahir could get wickets today.
On the other hand it’s a duo representing us from Kent with both their pacers, Adam Milne and Hardus Viljoen brought in by us.
Captain And Vice-Captain for KET vs SUR Dream11
Daniel is our captain for today’s match while Curran is being selected as 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.