Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Kent Spitfires vs Hampshire - June 9
The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 South group match between Kent Spitfires and Hampshire will be played at Canterbury.
Hampshire Hawks will be coached by Adi Birrell and led by James Vince this year. The team finished Bottom (South Group) in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.
James Fuller (205 @ 34.16) was the top run scorer for Hampshire Hawks in 2020 while Mason Crane (9 @ 22.00) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.
D’Arcy Short (Australia); Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand) are their overseas players.
James Vince is the player to watch out for Hampshire Hawks. After helping Sydney Sixers win the Australian Big Bash, the Hawks skipper will be desperate to repeat that success on home soil.
Kent Spitfires will be coached by Matt Walker and led by Sam Billings this year. The team finished as Quarter-finalists in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.
Daniel Bell-Drummond (423 @ 42.3) was the top run scorer for Kent Spitfires in 2020 while Fred Klaassen (13 @ 28.76) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.
Mohammed Amir (Pakistan – after conclusion of PSL), Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan – whole tournament) are their overseas players.
Mohammed Amir is the player to watch out for Kent Spitfires. His availability could be an issue, but Amir potentially gives Kent something they’ve lacked all season: a genuine strike threat and the capacity to generate fear in batsmen.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Hampshire - Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Lewis McManus (wk), James Fuller, Ian Holland, Scott Currie, Ajeet Dale, Brad Wheal, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Mohammad Abbas, Keith Barker, Liam Dawson, Aneurin Donald, Felix Organ, Joe Weatherley, D’Arcy Short, James Vince (C)
Kent Spitfires - Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Oliver Robinson (wk), Jack Leaning, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen, Joe Denly, Tawanda Muyeye, Darren Stevens, Miguel Cummins, Mohammad Amir, Nathan Gilcrhsit, Qais Ahmad, Tim Groenewald, Matthew Quinn, Harry Podmote, Heino Kuhn, Ollie Robinson, Sam Billings, Hamidullah Qadri
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Kent
Who will win? – Kent
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – James Vince (Hampshire), Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kyle Abbott (Hampshire), Fred Klaassen (Kent)
Most Sixes – D’Arcy Short (Hampshire), Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent)
Man of the Match – Daniel Bell-Drummond
Team Scores Batting first – Hampshire 170+, Kent 190+
Match Handicap Kent
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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