The Vitality T20 Blast 2019 is slowly winding down to its epic conclusion and the battle for the final slots is heating up. While Sussex leads the North table with 14 points, Kent are 3rd and a point behind. So, a win for either will be crucial, as Sussex want to extend their lead and Kent want to take over at the front. So, let’s have a look at the Sussex vs Kent Dream 11 Prediction.
The Vitality T20 Blast match between Sussex and Kent is scheduled to take place on August 16 at the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.
Sussex have been on a roll in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast as it shows, since they are leading. So far, they have played 10 games in the tournament and have lost just once, tying in another. Their squad also seems really well balanced and is quite strong on paper.
Predicted Playing XI
Meanwhile, second-placed Kent lost three games out of ten, but are still in with a shout. Only a single point separates the two teams and they will be fighting it out for the top spot on the points table. Kent have the advantage of a generous break, while their opponents play back-to-back matches.
Predicted Playing XI
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings (C), Mohammad Nabi, Alex Blake, Oliver Robinson (WK), Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen, Mitchell Claydon, Fred Klaassen
Injury and Availability News:
Luckily for both teams, nobody is nursing an injury so everybody will be a 100% fit to play.
Weather and pitch report
The Sussex vs Kent match is set to take place at Canterbury at the St. Lawrence Ground. The pitch has been under wraps for a while, so it is tough to analyse the behaviour. There might be something on offer for the bowlers. However, there is always the lingering threat of the British weather, which has seen a number of matches washed out.
Sussex and Kent have met several times overall, and surprisingly, Kent has a better track record, winning 13 to 9.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: Sam Billings, Alex Carey
Batsmen: Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Zak Crawley, Laurie Evans, Philip Salt (VC)
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, David Wiese
Bowlers: Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen, Reece Topley