Faf du Plessis. (Photograph by Alex Davidson/Getty Pictures)

Match Particulars:

The South Group sport within the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 can be performed between Kent and Gloucestershire on the St Lawrence Floor in Canterbury.

The match begins at 7:00 PM native time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).


In a vital South Group match, Kent will host Gloucestershire on the St Lawrence Floor in Canterbury. Kent is at the moment positioned at No.2 having earned 14 factors with six victories up to now. All they want from right here on is one win from the remaining two matches. Kent went down by 1 run in opposition to Surrey within the final sport regardless of dominating the primary 18 overs. They’re now boosted by the inclusion of Faf du Plessis.

The South African skipper can be accessible for the rest of the event together with Quarter-final and Finals day. Then again, Gloucestershire is in an analogous state of affairs to Kent. They’re positioned at No.three with 14 factors however have solely received 5 matches. They received have to win at the least certainly one of their two matches. They received’t have an opportunity in the event that they lose their remaining two match and are tied on 14 factors.

Climate Situation/Report:

There could possibly be no rain in the course of the match timings in Canterbury. The climate forecast predicts somewhat drizzle will be seen in direction of the fag finish of the sport however just isn’t threatening. Nonetheless, in the course of the day time, the venue could possibly be uncovered to the solar.

Pitch Situation/Report:

The St Lawrence Floor is an efficient venue for chasing on account of boundary shapes and circumstances turning into good for batting beneath lights. Within the earlier match, Will Jacks hit eight sixes and not using a 4. This present how the shorter aspect can be utilized. Groups may desire to chase at this venue but it surely could possibly be powerful in opposition to a workforce like Kent with a strong bowling line-up.

Common first innings rating: 175 (T20 Blast matches since 2018)

Report of chasing groups: Gained – 2, Misplaced – 4, Tie – 1

Harm and Availability Information:

Faf du Plessis joins Kent for the rest of the season.

Possible Enjoying XIs:


Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Faf du Plessis, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings (C & WK), Alex Blake, Marcus O’Riordan, Hardus Viljoen, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum.

Bench: Jordan Cox, Mitchell Claydon, Oliver Robinson.


Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger (C), James Bracey (WK), Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor, Andrew Tye, Tom Smith, Chris Liddle, Graeme van Buuren, David Payne.

Bench: Chris Dent, John Shaw.

Prime Picks:

Faf du Plessis has some spectacular numbers and will add to the firepower of Kent within the top-order. James Bracey has been a trusted identify over the previous couple of matches. Within the earlier six video games, he crossed 30+ on 4 situations. In two different matches, he scored 20+ and affected two dismissals.

Captain and Vice-Captain Choice:

Captain – Daniel Bell-Drummond, James Bracey, Faf du Plessis, Ryan Higgins

Vice-captain – Miles Hammond, Zak Crawley, Heino Kuhn, Michael Klinger

Everybody is aware of the consistency of Daniel Bell-Drummond with the bat within the T20 format. However this T20 Blast, his bowling abilities particularly at dying have been on show.

Steered Enjoying XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – James Bracey (VC)

Batsmen – Zak Crawley, Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger, Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Ryan Higgins

Bowlers – Imran Qayyum, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Hardus Viljoen

Steered Enjoying XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – James Bracey

Batsmen – Miles Hammond, Heino Kuhn, Faf du Plessis (VC), Ian Cockbain

All-Rounders – Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Ryan Higgins

Bowlers – Andrew Tye, Chris Liddle, Hardus Viljoen, Fred Klaassen


Skilled Recommendation:

Michael Klinger had a superb match with the bat within the final sport. He was up in opposition to Somerset who has one of many best bowling assaults. Now he can be up in opposition to Kent, in all probability the strongest assault within the event. The veteran may wrestle in opposition to them and actually, any participant who doesn’t have a tighter approach.

Possible Winners:

Kent is predicted to get the higher of Gloucestershire.

*Disclaimer: This workforce relies on the understanding, evaluation and intuition of the creator. Whereas choosing your workforce, think about the factors talked about and make your personal determination.


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