South group heavyweights Gloucestershire will face Kent, a team out for atonement, in a highly anticipated matchup. Kent is eager to start over after their poor season last year, and Gloucestershire wants to perform better overall in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast competition. A exciting match is in store KENT VS GLOUC at Canterbury’s St Lawrence Ground as both clubs aim to make a statement.
KENT vs GLOUC Match Details:
Kent vs Gloucestershire, Vitality Blast 2023
Time: 23.00 PM IST
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
Kent’s Mission to Redeem :
Last season was difficult for Kent, who came in last in the standings. They dropped four of their previous five games, but they’ll be desperate to put last season’s disappointments behind them. Their recent 35-run defeat by Glamorgan feeds their desire for atonement. Sam Billings will be leading Kent as they attempt to fix their batting issues and improve going forward in the competition..
On the other side, Worcestershire is motivated to atone for a lackluster season-ago performance. The team has been working arduously to correct its deficiencies and hone its tactics as the bitter aftertaste of defeat lingers. The team’s members, led by an ardent captain, are eager to compete and demonstrate their skills on the field. Worcestershire’s need for redemption gives the game an intriguing depth and creates the conditions for a hard struggle.
Toss & Pitch Report
The County Ground’s field is batting-friendly, allowing batters to get the most out of their shots. To control the flow of runs, bowlers must maintain precise lines and lengths. Given that the average first innings score is 170, chasing the total would be the preferred strategy in this situation. The Northampton County Ground surface is anticipated to provide a seam-friendly wicket for the match with some initial lateral movement for the quick bowlers. To take advantage of the circumstances later, the batters must be a little cautious with the new ball now.
It is set to have clear and sunny weather during the entire match
|Real Feel Shade™ 13°
|Wind ENE 13km/h
|Cloud cover 24%
|Wind Gusts 22km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 10°C
|Time 23.00 PM INST
KENT vs GLOUC Head-to-Head statistics :
Overall Played: 21
Won by KENT: 9
Won by GLOUC:12
No Result: 0
Kent Predicted Playing XI:
Sam Billings (c), Arafat Bhuiyan, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Ben Compton, Jordan Cox, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Jack Leaning, George Linde, Fred Klaassen
Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:
Tom Smith, Jack Taylor, Marcus Harris, Zaman Akhter, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth, Paul van Meekeren, Miles Hammond, Ben Wells, Tom Price, Graeme van Buuren
Engagements to Watch (KENT VS GLOUC):
Key Players for Kent: Jack Leaning, George Linde, Joe Denly
Key Players for Gloucestershire: Tom Smith, Jack Taylor, Marcus Harris
(KENT VS GLOUC)Prediction: KENT to Triumph:
Kent and Gloucestershire’s match as the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 gets underway promises to be an exciting match with of excitement, cricket, and high stakes. Fans will expect a fierce encounter at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury as both teams want to leave a lasting impression.After losing out on the knockout stage the previous season, both clubs will be motivated to get the campaign off to a strong start. Kent, though, seems to be the more well matched team in both categories, giving them a minor advantage against Gloucestershire in the opening game.