KENT vs MID Match Preview

The Kent team is playing good cricket in the last few games providing optimism to their chances of moving up in the South Group points table. They can get into the top 4 yet. They have recorded 6 wins and have twelve points at the moment. They are currently in 5th position in the points tally. They are behind the 4th-placed Hampshire based on net run rate only as Kent and Hampshire both have 12 points at the moment. Hampshire has a net run rate of +0.602 while Kent has a net run rate of +0.202.

The last 3 wins for Kent have come against Middlesex, Gloucestershire, and Hampshire. They beat Middlesex by a margin of 13 runs, Gloucestershire by a margin of 7 wickets, and Hampshire by a margin of 6 wickets. Kent played their last match in the competition against Essex. Batting first, Essex scored 184 runs all out from 19.5 overs. The Kent side chased this good target through Daniel Bell-Drummond and Joe Denly who contributed 69 and 76 runs respectively. Bell-Drummond remained not out and ensured that the team got across the line without too much drama.

The Kent opposition in this game is Middlesex who have recorded just a single win in 11 games so far in the competition. They are lying right at the bottom of the South Group points table. They are the worst-performing team in the competition and this includes North Group teams as well. In their last match, Middlesex recorded an unbelievable win against one of the top-ranked teams in the competition viz. Surrey. Middlesex chased a massive target of 253 runs set by Surrey while losing just 3 wickets in 19.2 overs.

The Surrey openers were in devastating form earlier with Will Jacks scoring 96 and Laurie Evans hitting 85. All the Middlesex bowlers were taken to the cleaners by the Surrey openers. Although Middlesex picked up some wickets towards the end of the innings the horse had bolted. But what was to follow was even more astounding, as Middlesex top order batting responded with their skipper Stephen Eskinazi hitting 73 runs from 39 balls. Joe Cracknell, Max Holden, and Ryan Higgins were all among runs as Middlesex chased down a record number of runs to register their first win of the competition.

Weather Report

The temperature during the game is likely to be close to 22 degrees during the game. You can expect partly cloudy conditions during this contest. There is also a good chance of having winds in the region of 22 km/hr and relative humidity of close to 60%. There is no probability of getting any showers during the match.

Pitch Report

The average first innings total on the St Lawrence Ground is 173 runs. The highest total attained on this ground is 236 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. This venue is also known as The Spitfire Ground. This venue is one of the first grounds utilized for first-class cricket in England. The sitting capacity of the ground was raised to 15,000 people in 2000. This surface is likely to offer help to the bowlers during the second innings.

Notable stats

Daniel Bell-Drummond has a terrific average/strike rate combination for Kent.

In his last 10 games for Kent, Daniel Bell-Drummond has an average of 56.12 and a strike rate of 142.53.

Stephen Eskinazi has a great average and strike rate for Middlesex.

Stephen Ezkinazi has an average of 42.44 and a strike rate of 150.39 in his last 10 appearances for Middlesex.

Team News

There aren’t any injury updates available for this game at the moment. You can expect full teams to be available for selection in this encounter.

KENT vs MID Probable 11

KENT Playing 11

  • Tawanda Muyeye
  • Daniel Bell-Drummond
  • Joe Denly
  • Sam Billings (C)
  • Jordan Cox
  • Jack Leaning
  • George Linde
  • Grant Stewart
  • Fred Klaassen
  • Kane Richardson
  • Michael Hogan

MID Playing 11

  • Stephen Eskinazi (C)
  • Joe Cracknell
  • Pieter Malan
  • Max Holden
  • Ryan Higgins
  • Jack Davies (Wk)
  • Luke Hollman
  • Josh De Caires
  • Martin Andersson
  • Tom Helm
  • Blake Cullen
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both these teams are going into this contest with a win in their last matches. But the Kent team is playing at home and is more likely to be aware of the conditions. The Middlesex team cannot be written off though after their dominant display in their last game. But, overall, we will bet with Kent to win this contest.

Top Picks

Daniel Bell-Drummond: Bell-Drummond has scored 449 runs in his last 10 appearances for Kent with an average of 56.12 and a strike rate of 142.53.

Stephen Eskinazi: Stephen Eskinazi has scored 382 runs in his last 10 games for Middlesex with an average of 42.44 and a strike rate of 150.39.

Grant Stewart: Grant Stewart has been the go-to player for Kent this season with 15 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 11.85.

Max Holden: Max Holden has scored 346 runs from his last 10 matches for Middlesex with an average of 49.42 and a strike rate of 186.02.

KENT vs MID Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Cox , J Cracknell

Batters: J Denly, D Bell Drummond (VC), S Eskinazi, M Holden

All-rounders: R Higgins (C), J Leaning

Bowlers: M Hogan, T Helm, G Stewart

KENT vs MID Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction