Faf du Plessis. (Picture by Alex Davidson/Getty Photographs)

Match Particulars:

The South Group recreation within the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will likely be performed between Essex and Kent on the County Floor in Chelmsford.

The match begins at 6:30 PM native time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).

This recreation will likely be streamed stay on Essex County Cricket Membership’s YouTube channel.


Essex ensured that their recreation towards Kent will likely be a do-or-die match for each the groups following their win towards Surrey. On the similar time, Kent suffered a slim defeat to Gloucestershire on Thursday. This put them in a must-win state of affairs on the County Floor in Chelmsford. Kent kick-started the T20 Blast 2019 with 5 consecutive wins and had six wins from their first seven matches.

Nevertheless, since then, Kent performed six matches with out a win. Two matches have been deserted whereas they suffered defeats in 4 different video games. The outcomes of the 2 would absolutely have an effect on Kent mentally. They misplaced to Surrey by a 1-run margin and towards Gloucestershire by 5 runs. Faf du Plessis joined Kent because the recreation towards Gloucester and began with a very good fifty however couldn’t cease his group from one other defeat.

Climate Situation/Report:

The climate forecast for Chelmsford suggests a full 20-over match on Friday. Even toss was not doable on the earlier two scheduled matches right here. The situations, nevertheless, will likely be chilly all through the day with partial cloud cowl.

Pitch Situation/Report:

There isn’t a doubt in regards to the Chelmsford being an acceptable venue for high-scoring T20 matches. Nevertheless, the final T20 Blast recreation performed right here was in the beginning of the month. The earlier two matches bought deserted and it makes powerful to learn the pitch which will likely be used after some time.

Common first innings rating: 177 (Unaffected T20 Blast matches since 2018)

Document of chasing groups: Received – 3, Misplaced – 4

Possible Taking part in XIs:


Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Mohammad Amir, Jamie Porter, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Shane Snater, Sam Prepare dinner, Aaron Beard.


Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Faf du Plessis, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings (C & WK), Alex Blake, Oliver Robinson, Hardus Viljoen, Mitchell Claydon, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum.

Bench: Jordan Cox, Matt Milnes, Marcus O’Riordan.

Damage and Availability Information:

(Shall be added when there may be replace)

High Picks:

Faf du Plessis has spectacular numbers within the T20 format within the final 12 months. Ravi Bopara has achieved effectively in the previous few matches as he gained 35+ factors in three of final 4 accomplished matches. Tom Westley would hope to transform begins within the large match which he has been getting all through the season.

Captain and Vice-Captain Choice:

Captain Choices – Daniel Bell-Drummond, Faf du Plessis, Tom Westley, Ravi Bopara

Vice-captain Choices – Heino Kuhn, Dan Lawrence, Sam Billings, Cameron Delport

Daniel Bell-Drummond had a troublesome recreation with each bat and ball towards Gloucestershire. However he stays as a key face within the fantasy cricket.

Steered Taking part in XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Adam Wheater

Batsmen – Zak Crawley, Faf du Plessis (C), Tom Westley (VC), Daniel Lawrence

All-Rounders – Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Daniel Bell-Drummond

Bowlers – Jamie Porter, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Qayyum

Steered Taking part in XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Adam Wheater

Batsmen – Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings, Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Ravi Bopara (VC)

Bowlers – Fred Klaassen, Mohammad Amir, Simon Harmer


Professional Recommendation:

Selecting up gamers from Kent’s top-order received’t be a nasty concept contemplating the situations that are appropriate for batting in Chelmsford. The best state of affairs will likely be when India be pressured to batting

Possible Winners:

Kent may find yourself because the winners in a detailed match towards the hosts.

*Disclaimer: This group is predicated on the understanding, evaluation and intuition of the writer. Whereas choosing your group, contemplate the factors talked about and make your personal choice.


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