Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship June 17 - Kent v Nottinghamshire

Samit Patel still has lots of runs and wickets ahead for Nottinghamshire?
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Kent will take on Nottinghamshire in a County Championship Division One match to be played at the Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells.


Both Kent and Nottinghamshire have not had a great County season. Kent are at the third last place with one win and four losses from six matches. They have drawn one match and have 49 points.

Nottinghamshire are at the bottom of the Division One points table with three losses from six matches. They have drawn the remaining three games and are with 34 points.
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Kent's batting has not been up to the mark, so much so that Zak Crawley, who is the highest run-getter and has made 419 runs from 12 innings has an underwhelming average of below 35. Next in line is Ollie Robinson who has an average of around 35 with 406 runs from 11 innings.

Despite the poor batting display, pacers Matt Milnes and Harry Podmore have been good for the team and have snaffled 29 and 27 wickets respectively, both close to an average of 25.

As for Nottinghamshire, Chris Nash is their highest run-getter, who is just two runs shy of 400 from 11 innings and has a below par average of 36. Ben Duckett has also scored 340+ runs with the top score of 140, but is averaging just over 30.

Luke Fletcher is the highest wicket-taker for Nottinghamshire and has picked up 20 wickets from nine innings at an average of 20, with best match figures of 5-71.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Kent- Sean Dickson, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Oliver Robinson, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes

Nottinghamshire- Ben Slater, Ben Duckett, Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Tom Moores, James Pattinson, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wood, Jake Ball

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Kent 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zak Crawley (Kent), Chris Nash (Nottinghamshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Luke Fletcher (Nottinghamshire)

Most Boundaries – Zak Crawley (Kent), Chris Nash (Nottinghamshire)

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 250+, Nottinghamshire 200+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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