Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Kent Spitfires v Somerset

Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Kent Spitfires v Somerset
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Up next is a south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 to be played between Kent and Somerset at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

Both Somerset and Kent had a good season last year and ended at the the first and second spots in the south group points table respectively. Somerset earned 10 wins and four losses after 14 Matches and ended with 20 points.

Kent also had 20 points at the end of the league stage by virtue of winning eight matches and losing two, while four of their games were abandoned.

While Kent were not able to make the semi -finals last year, Somerset qualified for the second semi-final, only to suffer a 35-run defeat against Sussex.

Branded as Kent Spitfires, the team won the title back in 2007 but has had several ups and downs since then. They were the runners-up in 2008 but a period of lull followed. Kent advanced to the quarter-finals last year but lost to Lancashire.

Joe Denly was the main man for the team with both bat and ball last year as he went on to score 409 runs, while also picking up 20 wickets.

Likewise, Somerset won the title back in 2005 and have ended as runners-up thrice since then. Corey Anderson was the highest run-scorer for the team last year with 514 runs, while Jamie Overton and Jerome Taylor were their chief wicket-takers with 24 and 22 scalps respectively.

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Kent Spitfires v Somerset


Up next is south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 to be played between Kent and Somerset at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

Both Somerset and Kent had a good season last year and ended at the the first and second spots in the south group points table respectively. Somerset earned 10 wins and four losses after 14 Matches and ended with 20 points.

Kent also had 20 points at the end of the league stage by virtue of winning eight matches and losing two, while four of their games were abandoned.

While Kent were not able to make the semi -finals last year, Somerset qualified for the second semi-final, only to suffer a 35-run defeat against Sussex.

Branded as Kent Spitfires, the team won the title back in 2007 but has had several ups and downs since then. They were the runners-up in 2008 but a period of lull followed. Kent advanced to the quarter-finals last year but lost to Lancashire.

Jo Denly was the main man for the team with both bat and ball last year as he went on to score 409 runs, while also picking up 20 wickets.

Likewise, Somerset won the title back in 2005 and have ended up as runners-up thrice since then. Corey Anderson was the highest run-scorer for the team last year with 514 runs, while Jamie Overton and Jerome Taylor were their chief wicket-takers with 24 and 22 scalps respectively.

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

Kent- Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings (c/wk), Sean Dickson, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Blake, Calum Haggett, Adam Milne, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum

Somerset- Tom Banton (wk), Babar Azam, James Hildreth, Peter Trego, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory (c), Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Jerome Taylor

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Kent

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent), Tom Banton (Somerset)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Qayyum (Kent), Jamie Overton (Somerset)

Most Boundaries – Daniel Bell-Drummond(Kent), Peter Trego (Somerset)

Man of the Match –  Imran Qayyum

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 165+, Somerset 180+

 Match Handicap Somerset


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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.