T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Sussex vs Kent- Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond are good options to make captain.
Updated - Sep 3, 2020 3:14 pm
The South Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Sussex Sharks and Kent Spitfires at The County Ground, Hove.
This match is scheduled to start at 2 PM Local Time (6:30 PM IST) and may be streamed on Kent’s YouTube channel in India.
The top two teams of the South Group, Sussex and Kent take on each other in a match which promises to be a tough battle. After having their first game washed out, Sussex registered impressive victories in the next two games successfully chasing down 177 and then 166.
Kent have been slightly unlucky. Despite not having lost any game, they have 4 points in 3 games, with one being abandoned when they were in touching distance of a win which was followed up by an excruciating tie where they almost chased down 210. Nevertheless, they did manage to win their recent most game. Both the teams come into the match with a lot of confidence and a number of in-form players and will have the belief that they can win this game.
It is expected to be a slightly rainy day in Hove. The temperature range is estimated to be between 12-19 degree Celsius. From 2 PM to 5 PM, an average of 24% precipitation is expected.
The track at the County Ground Stadium in Hove is a decent batting track and usually has something in it for the batsmen as well as the bowlers. It is a competitive 22 yards and has traditionally been good for chasing,
Average first innings score: 156 (Last two complete matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1; Tied-0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Philip Salt (wk), Luke Wright (c), Harry Finch, Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Bench: Ben Brown, Jack Carson, Stuart Meaker, Aaron Thomason
Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond(c), Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Tim Groenwald, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum
Bench: Calum Haggett, Oliver Robinson, Marcus O’Riordan
Daniel Bell-Drummond, the stand in skipper for Kent, has been in phenomenal form this season having scored 125 runs in 3 innings at an unbelievable strike rate of almost 190. He has got starts in every game and even scored a belligerent 72 of just 32 balls against Middlesex. He has been consistent in franchise cricket having scored in excess of 300 runs each season in the last 5 years, and in the form he is in, he could be unstoppable if he gets going.
The 22-year-old Zak Crawley is having a memorable English summer. After having scored 267 for England in a Test innings against Pakistan a few weeks back, he has started the T20 Blast with a bang as well scoring 85 runs in 3 innings at a strike rate of 173.5. His opening partnership with Bell-Drummond has been the highlight for Kent. The youngster is high on confidence and a big score looks very much possible in this game.
The naturally aggressive Philip Salt has been hitting the ball particularly well this season. While he hasn’t had big scores to his name and has scored 74 runs in 3 innings, his strike rate of 176 stands out. This year, Salt has scored 390 runs in franchise cricket at an average of 30 and strike rate of 168.8. In 2018 and 2019 too Salt had amassed over 900 runs at a strike rate of 157. A massive innings is surely due from the big hitter.
David Wiese, the South African international has been criminally underrated all these years but has time and again shown what he is capable of. His match winning innings of 79* of just 46 balls against Middlesex displayed his true prowess as a batsman. He has scored 122 runs in 2 innings and is yet to be dismissed. Add to that the fact that he can contribute with the ball as well makes him the perfect package for your team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options –Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley
Vice-Captain Options –Philip Salt, David Wiese
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Philip Salt (VC)
Batters – Delray Rawlins, Luke Wright, Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley
All-Rounders – David Wiese
Bowlers – George Garton, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs, Fred Klaassen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Philip Salt
Batters – Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley (C), Harry Finch
All-Rounders – David Wiese (VC), Ravi Bopara, Grant Stewart
Bowlers – Danny Briggs, Fred Klaassen, Tim Groenwald
Luke Wright, the English veteran has already scored an 82 this season and could prove to be good pick. Heino Kuhn has played only one game till now and emerged man of the match in it. He is a reliable batsman, watch out for him.
Sussex is expected to win this match.