Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 20th - Kent v Surrey

Daniel Bell-Drummond - Kent
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Kent will take on Surrey at the Kent County Cricket Ground in Beckenham.

 Surrey is the sixth out of eight teams in the Division One. They have drawn both their matches and are with 23 points. Just above them are Kent who have won one and lost two out of their three matches and have exactly 10 points more than Surrey.


Kent lost their first match against Somerset by 74 runs, but then came back strongly to win their match against Warwickshire by eight wickets. However, they were not able to get the better of Yorkshire and lost their third match by 172 runs.

Surrey started their campaign with a draw against Essex and repeated that performance about a month later against Somerset. Both Rory Burns and Dean Elgar scored centuries for Surrey in the match against Somerset, with Burns and Will Jacks backing it up with half-centuries in the second innings. Rikki Clarke and Conor McKerr took three wickets each, while Morne Morkel and Gareth Batty claimed two each in the only Somerset innings.

Rory Burns has scored 314 runs from four innings and is the highest run-scorer for Surrey, followed by Will Jacks. Rikki Clarke is the top wicket-taker for the team.

With more than 300 runs, Zak Crawley is the highest run-scorer for Kent. Each of Kent's Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes and Mitchell Claydon have picked up 15 wickets from six innings till now.

 

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

 

Kent- Sean Dickson, Zak Crawley, Matt Renshaw, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Ollie Robinson, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes, Mitchell Claydon, Fred Klaassen

Surrey- Rory Burns, Mark Stoneman, Scott Borthwick, Dean Elgar, Ben Foakes, Ryan Patel, Will Jacks, Rikki Clarke, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Conor McKerr

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Kent 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zak Crawley (Kent), Dean Elgar(Surrey)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Rikki Clarke (Surrey)

Most Boundaries – Zak Crawley (Kent), Rory Burns (Surrey)

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 370+, Surrey 300+

*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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