T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Kent vs Essex – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Matthew Quinn has been brilliant for Essex. He can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy team.
Updated - Sep 18, 2020 12:58 pm
The South group match of the T20 Blast 2020 will be played between Kent and Essex at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.
The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST).
The two sides who will meet at Canterbury on Friday will go into this game with different intentions. For Kent, the target will be to snatch the pole position of South Group. They are currently sitting in the second place, just a couple of points away from table-toppers Surrey.
On the other hand, it will be a battle of survival for Essex. They had a horrendous start to their campaign, failing to win any of their first six games. But just when people started to write them off, they pulled some sort of a comeback by winning two consecutive games.
We are all set for a great game of cricket with no interruptions, as the chances of precipitation are as good as nil. The temperature is expected to be around 19 °C.
The pitch at the St Lawrence ground has been fairly neutral so far, with good assistance for both the batsmen and the bowlers. Anything around 170 can be considered as a good score on this ground.
Average first innings score: 167 (Last five complete matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Sam Billings and Tim Groenewald are available for selection for Kent.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sam Billings (c & wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen
Bench: Calum Haggett, Marcus O’Riordan, Jordan Cox, Tim Groenewald
Tom Westley, Cameron Delport. Daniel Lawrence, Michael Pepper (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Matthew Quinn, Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook.
Bench: Ben Allison, Varun Chopra, Shane Snater
Daniel Bell-Drummond has been on fire for Kent this season. He has scored 358 runs so far, which includes three half-centuries. He has an average of over 50.
Zak Crawley has amassed 305 runs so far, at an incredible average of over 50. He also has a fiery strike rate of over 165. He is a must-have for your 11Wickets fantasy team.
Joe Denly has been instrumental with both the bat and the ball. He has scored 84 runs from 3 games, at an average of 28. He also has picked up a couple of wickets.
Daniel Lawrence has ticked all boxes of Essex. He has scored 187 runs at an average of over 30 and has also picked 4 wickets with his economy rate being 8 runs per over.
Ryan ten Doeschate has amassed 203 runs so far. The Dutch’s strike rate of over 130 is decent, but his average of over 50 can be considered as outstanding.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley
Vice-Captain Options – Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Lawrence
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Billings
Batters – Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Tom Westley
All-Rounders – Daniel Lawrence (vc), Joe Denly, Grant Stewart
Bowlers – Aron Nijjar, Matthew Quinn, Imran Qayyum
12th Man – Fred Klaasen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Michael Pepper
Batters – Ryan ten Doeschate (vc), Tom Westley, Daniel Bell- Drummond, Zak Crawley (c)
All-Rounders – Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, Alex Blake
Bowlers – Simon Harmer, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum
12th Man – Matthew Quinn
Matthew Quinn has been brilliant for Essex. He has picked up 9 wickets and has conceded runs at an economy rate of fewer than 8 runs per over. He can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy team.
Kent are expected to win this match.