The 58th South Group Division match between Kent and Essex will take place at Canterbury’s St Lawrence Cricket Ground on June 7. At 23:00 IST, the game is set to begin.Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players,  performances, and match prediction of  KENT VS ESSEX

KENT VS ESSEX Match Details:

Date: 07/06/2023

Time: 23.00 PM IST

Venue:   Canterbury’s St Lawrence Cricket Ground

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

The Kent Spitfires prepare to take on the Essex Eagles in a pivotal match that they must win as the stage is set for the 57th match of the T20 Blast 2023. Essex go into the game with confidence after their triumph, while Kent looks to recover from their most recent loss. The Spitfires have suffered a string of defeats, putting tremendous pressure on them. They are resolved to fight back, nonetheless, and maintain their optimism. On the other side, the Eagles want to build on their momentum and move up the points table. A thrilling competition beckons with significant stakes.

Kent’s final opportunity to continue the race

Sam Billings’ Kent Spitfires team is in a fight for their lives to advance to the knockout rounds. Their most recent loss against Surrey by five wickets, their fourth straight setback, has made it even more urgent for them to turn things around. The team’s bowling section has struggled all season, therefore they must carry out their strategies successfully to rebuild their confidence. Tawanda Muyeye and Daniel Bell-Drummond must get off to a strong start if they hope to defeat the potent Essex bowling attack. Jordan Cox, Joe Denly, and other seasoned players like Billings must contribute offensively. George Linde and Jack Leaning will try to increase the score rate.. On the bowling front, Kent relies on George Linde and Michael Hogan to deliver impactful spells. Kane Richardson, as the most experienced bowler, carries the responsibility of leading the attack. Grant Stewart and Joe Denly are also expected to play crucial roles in tackling Essex’s strong batting lineup.

Essex Eagles Are Aiming to Move Up the Points Table

In their previous game, Simon Harmer’s Essex Eagles won crucially, snapping a two-match losing streak. By defeating the Sussex Sharks by five wickets, they moved up to sixth place in the standings. In order for his team to move up the rankings, Harmer anticipates a great performance from its members. It will be crucial for Adam Rossington and Daniel Lawrence to have a strong starting partnership. Along with Paul Walter and Robi Das, Michael-Kyle Pepper, who has been in excellent form over his last two innings, is responsible for anchoring the middle order. The team has a wide range of bats, and Matthew Critchley, Daniel Sams, and Harmer himself should all contribute.

Essex relies on the in-form Daniel Sams to provide early breakthroughs, sharing the new ball with Sam Cook. Shane Snater and Harmer are crucial in containing the opposition during the middle overs. Matthew Critchley and Ben Allison will also be looking to make valuable contributions.

Toss & Pitch Report

In the three games that have been played here, a difficult batting surface has been present. Getting runs has been challenging early on in the game. Both teams would find it difficult to win the toss, thus we anticipate that they will choose to bowl first after observing the outcomes.

Batsmen have historically found St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury to be a haven and scored a ton of runs there. Fast bowlers will find it to be a fantastic hunting ground because of the surface’s bounce and velocity. Due to the limited size of the ground, spinners have had difficulty because it is challenging for them to attack.


The skies over Canterbury will be clear on June 7, and we expect the batting conditions to be challenging in this game.

Temperature 13°C Real Feel Shade™ 10°
Wind       NE 15km/h Cloud cover 10%
Wind Gusts 34km/h Humidity    88%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  10°C Time   23.00 PM INST

KENT VS ESSEX Head-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 39

Won by KENT: 20

Won by  ESSEX:17

No Result: 2

KENT VS ESSEX Recent Forms


KENT Predicted Playing XI:

Sam Billings (c & wk), Tawanda Muyeye, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Jordan Cox, Jack Leaning, George Linde, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Kane Richardson, Michael Hogan

ESSEX Predicted Playing XI:

Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox, Adam Finch, Pat Brown, Mitchell Santner, Dillon Pennington, Michael Bracewell, Kashif Ali, Adam Hose, Jack Haynes, Ed Pollock

KENT VS ESSEX Prediction:  Essex Eagles to win

Two of the clubs at the bottom of the South Group will face off in this game, but Essex have a good chance of finishing in the top four and moving on to the quarterfinals. The Kent Spitfires have had a difficult start, so there will be a lot of pressure on them to win this game and maintain their chances of finishing in the Top 4 in the group. Their bowling assault has been underwhelming, and the team needs their bowlers to put up a strong performance.

The Essex Eagles are making progress. They will become the game’s favorites as a result. We are backing Essex to win because Kent hasn’t been able to score enough runs during this competition.


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  1. All the member of ESSEX are dam very great performer i would be so happy if you guys win the match 👍👍👍

  2. I would not say that KENTis a low performer i know they can give their best better luck next time 👍

  3. Don’t worry KENT i belief you guys also gona give your 100%to reach to the victory .👍👍👍👍👍