With 14 points in 12 games, both Gloucestershire and Kent sit at second and third place respectively in the South Group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019, separated by net run rate.
Here are the Dream 11 Predictions and fantasy tips for the game-
The match between Kent and Gloucestershire in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury at 6:00 PM GMT on Thursday, August 29.
Heino Kuhn has an average close to 60 in the tournament. Daniel Bell-Drummond has been doing well with both ball and bat, and can be good choice for captain. With 18 wickets in 10 matches, Hardus Viljoen is hard to ignore.
The likes of Andrew Tye and David Payne have been amongst wickets and can also bowl economical spells. The all-round abilities of Ryan Higgins can bring points in fantasy games. Higgins, in fact, has the highest batting average among Gloucestershire players.
Predicted Playing XI
Heino Kuhn, Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Claydon, Adam Milne, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings (c), Alex Blake, Hardus Viljoen, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen, Oliver Robinson (wk)
Chris Liddle, Tom Smith, David Payne, Jack Taylor, Michael Klinger (c), Ian Cockbain, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Andrew Tye, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (wk)
Injury and Availability News:
There are no fresh injury concerns for either of the teams as of now.
Weather and Pitch Report
Cloudy conditions at a mild temperature are expected on Thursday, which should assist swing bowling under lights.
Of the five matches played in Canterbury this season, two were abandoned without a ball being bowled. In the first two matches, Kent put up a good score on the board and made it difficult for the opponents to chase, while the last match was a thriller where Kent fell short by a run, chasing a target of 172.
Kent have lost all of their previous five encounters against Gloucestershire. But this contest, by no means should be a one-sided affair, considering that a win for either of the teams would cement their place in the quarter-finals.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keepers: J Bracey, O Robinson
Batters: M Klinger, M Hammond, H Kuhn
All-rounders: R Higgins, D B Drummond
Bowlers: A Tye, D Payne, A Milne, H Viljoen
Captain & Vice-captain: D B Drummond, H Viljoen