In the 64th match of the 2023 Vitality Blast, Hampshire takes on Kent with the goal of extending their winning streak and making a serious push for a playoff berth in the South Group. On June 9 at the St. Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, a match between the two teams is set to begin at 11:00 IST. Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players, performances, and match prediction of Kent vs Hampshire
Kent vs Hampshire Match Details:
Time: 23.00 PM IST
Venue: St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
Kent finds themselves in eighth place after four games despite a bright start to the season that included a victory in their opening game. Since their initial victory, they have recorded two defeats and a draw, and they will be unhappy with how they have played thus far. In the following game, Kent will be determined to make up for their errors and resume their winning ways.
The opening innings of Kent’s last game saw them struggle at the plate, but they managed to score 186 owing in large part to Ben Compton’s 52 runs. The second innings was even more disappointing as they could only muster 128 runs, with only Ben Compton (38 off 138 balls) and Jack Leaning (48 off 118 balls) making noteworthy contributions. Their inability to set a challenging target of just 86 runs cost them the game.
On the bowling front, Kent showed resilience and managed to bowl out the opposition for 229 runs in the first innings. Wes Agar was exceptional, taking 4 wickets for 60 runs. However, despite their efforts, Kent’s weak batting performance prevented them from defending the low total, resulting in a 9-wicket loss.
Hampshire, which is now in second place on the points table, has had a great start to the competition. They will be anxious to keep up their winning streak and win the next game to firmly establish their place in the top half of the standings. Hampshire dominated their previous game, and they’ll want to repeat that effort today.
Hampshire put up an impressive performance in their most recent game, scoring 482 runs off of the loss of just 8 wickets while batting first. The top performers were Nick Gubbins and James Vince, who both scored outstanding centuries. Gubbins scored 125 runs off 249 pitches, while Vince scored 186 runs off 279 pitches.
Hampshire’s bowling was equally impressive, bowling out the opposition twice to secure a comprehensive victory by an innings and 270 runs. James Fuller claimed 6 wickets in the first innings, and Mohammad Abbas picked up 4 wickets in the second innings.
Toss & Pitch Report
The County Ground in Bristol will serve as the site of this Vitality T20 Blast match. On a The wicket is a bowler’s paradise and has a history of getting worse after each of the four innings. Teams will try to bat first and take advantage of the new wicket because it can be difficult to bat in the fourth innings.The team that wins the toss will attempt to win the toss and choose to bat first given the characteristics of the pitch and the ground. After winning the toss, it would be advisable to bowl first and take advantage of the cloudy circumstances that will benefit the bowlers because the weather forecast points to rain.
The forecast appears to be extremely cloudy, with a high likelihood of rain.
|Real Feel Shade™ 15°
|Wind NE 17km/h
|Cloud cover 93%
|Wind Gusts 32km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 7400m
|Dew point 15°C
|Time 23.00 PM INST
Kent vs Hampshire Head-to-Head statistics :
Overall Played: 33
Won by Kent: 16
Won by Hampshiret:15
No Result: 2
Kent vs Hampshire Recent Forms
Kent Predicted Playing XI:
Ben Compton, Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings(w/c), Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Matthew Quinn, Wes Agar, Michael Hogan
Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:
Felix Organ, Fletcha Middleton, Nick Gubbins, James Vince(c), Tom Prest, Ben Brown(w), Liam Dawson, Ian Holland, James Fuller, Kyle Abbott, Mohammad Abbas
Key Players to Watch:
For Kent, Ben Compton, Zak Crawley, Matthew Quinn, and Wes Agar are the key players who have the potential to have a big effect. The success of Kent in the game will be greatly influenced by these players.
James Vince, Hampshire’s captain, who now leads the T20 Blast run-scoring list with 406 runs, is highly reliant on his outstanding performance. He will play a crucial role in giving Hampshire’s batting a solid basis. Nick Gubbins, James Fuller, and Mohammad Abbas are more players to keep an eye out for as they have all contributed significantly to Hampshire’s success.
Kent vs Hampshire Prediction: Hampshire to win
The Vitality T20 Blast match between Kent and Hampshire looks to be a thrilling match. Kent will be adamant about changing their luck and recording a much-needed victory, and Hampshire will try to keep up their remarkable tournament run. Hampshire enters the contest in good spirits after securing a key victory over table-toppers Somerset. Even though Hampshire played second-best for the majority of the game, superb death overs by Nathan Ellis helped Hampshire turn the tide and hand Somerset their first loss. Hampshire scored 178 runs, including half centuries from James Vince and Joe Weatherley. Somerset got off to a good start, but Nathan Ellis’s superb work in the 17th and 19th overs limited them to a five-run defeat.
In contrast, Kent has had trouble scoring since their victory over Gloucestershire on the first day of the season. Their decision to bat first in their previous game backfired, as they lost four wickets for only four runs in eight balls following a 32-run opening stand. They scored 150 runs in total, ultimately falling short by four wickets. In their previous meeting, Hampshire defeated Kent by a margin of 54 runs.With odds as low as 1.54, bookmakers strongly favor Hampshire in this game, portending a one-sided contest. With odds as high as 2.46, it is anticipated that Kent’s losing skid will continue. Hampshire will win easily in this match as they maintain their impressive run.