T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Kent vs Middlesex Cricket – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Kent vs Middlesex Cricket – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Steven Finn has picked up 12 wickets in 7 games so far, with an economy rate of under 8 runs per over. He is a must-have for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

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Match Details:

The upcoming South Group match of T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Kent and Middlesex on Wednesday at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

This match is scheduled to start at 02:00 PM Local Time (6:30 PM IST).

Preview:

Kent will come into this game with high morale. Daniel Bell-Drummond’s side has won four of their first seven games. They are currently second in the South Group, behind Surrey only on net run rate. For them, the challenge will be to finish the group phases as the leader of the south.

On the contrary, Middlesex will be elated to just qualify for the quarter-finals. Steven Finn’s side has not been horrendous, but they have looked pretty ordinary so far. They have won only two of their seven games, and will now try to embark on an unbeaten streak.


Weather Report

The weather at Canterbury is expected to remain very pleasant. We can expect the temperature to hover around  19 °C. In addition to that, the prime good news is that there are almost negligible chances of rain playing spoilsport.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at St Lawrence Ground has favoured the batsmen more than the bowlers. A team will consider their innings a failure if they can’t score over 170. We can expect a high-scoring affair.

Average first innings score:179 (Last five complete matches played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:  Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 1


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Kent:

Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen.

Bench:

Calum Haggett, Marcus O’Riordan, Oliver Robinson.

Middlesex:

Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Joe Cracknell, Jack Davies, Martin Andersson, John Simpson (wk), Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn (c), Tim Murtagh.

Bench:

Dan Lincoln, James Harris, Thilan Walallawita.


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Top Picks:

Stephen Eskinazi has amassed 350 runs in 7 matches so far. The commander-in-chief of Middlesex’s batting unit has an average of 50 and a strike rate of over 150.

Zak Crawley has scored 304 runs for Kent from just 7 games, which includes a spectacular ton. He has a striking average of over 60. You must include Crawley in your 11Wickets fantasy team.

Daniel Bell-Drummond has led his team from the front. The Kent skipper has scored 269 runs so far, which includes two half-centuries. He has also maintained a great strike rate of over 160 and an average of over 40.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond

Vice-Captain Options – Stephen Eskinazi, Steven Finn

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – John Simpson

Batters – Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley (c), Stephen Eskinazi (vc), Max Holden

All-Rounders – Luke Hollman, Alex Blake, Joe Denly

Bowlers – Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen, Steven Finn

Bowlers – Martin Andersson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – John Simpson

Batters – Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Stephen Eskinazi, Heino Kuhn

All-Rounders – Joe Denly (vc), Alex Blake, Luke Hollman

Bowlers – Tom Helm, Fred Klaassen, Nathan Sowter

Bowlers – Steven Finn


Expert Advice:

Steven Finn has picked up 12 wickets in 7 games so far, with an economy rate of under 8 runs per over. He is a must-have for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Probable Winners:

Kent is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.