KET Vs SUS Dream11 Team: Kent and Sussex have been two of the better performing teams in the Vitality Blast this season. While Kent has not lost a single game in the tournament yet, the only loss that Sussex has suffered has come at the hands of Kent only.
Kent is at the top of the South Group points table right now with 8 points as they have won 3 out of the 5 games, one has been tied and the other one has been abandoned due to rain. Sussex, on the other hand, is at no. 3 in the South Group points table with 7 points. They have also won 3 out of the 5 games, but they have lost one as well, while the other one has been a no-result.
This is a game of the Vitality T20 Blast which is the domestic T20 competition in England where a total of 18 teams are participating. Teams have been divided into three groups namely North Group, Central Group, and South Group.
Today’s match is a South Group match between Kent and Sussex which will be played at St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury and will start at 06:30 PM IST. The weather forecast suggests there is not much chance of rain and the game should go uninterrupted.
If we talk about the previous game that these two teams played, while Kent thumped Essex by a margin of 29 runs, Sussex couldn’t quite dominate their opponent, Hampshire. Although Sussex won the game as well, it was not quite a dominating show as it was by Kent against Essex.
The form of the two teams suggests that Kent has a better chance of winning the game as compared to Sussex. The dynamics of the two teams are different as well. While Kent mostly relies on the young players, Sussex has assembled the team in a way that the experienced players hold the key for them.
Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Grant Stewart, Jordan Cox, Tim Groenewald, Calum Haggett, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum, Hamidullah Qadri, and Oliver Robinson
Kent probable playing XI
Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C), Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (WK), Joe Denly, Tim Groenewald, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, and Imran Qayyum.
Luke Wright (C), Calum MacLeod, Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Ben Brown, Stuart Meaker, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, and Aaron Thomason
Sussex probable playing XI
Calum MacLeod, Luke Wright (C), Delray Rawlins, Ben Brown (WK), David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, and Tymal Mills
Daniel Bell-Drummond – Bell-Drummond is the only Kent batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in the tournament. The right-hander, who is also the skipper of Kent, opens the batting and gives the team a flier of a start. In the 5 innings that Bell-Drummond has played in the tournament so far, he has scored 228 runs at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 180.95.
Zak Crawley – Zak Crawley is Bell-Drummond’s opening partner and he has been equally impressive so far. Crawley is coming from a very successful stint with the England national team and he is building onto that with some fantastic knocks for Kent. Crawley also averages 45 with the bat at the top of the order for Kent and is striking the ball at a rate of close to 150 runs per 100 balls.
Luke Wright – Luke Wright, who has been tirelessly serving Sussex for so many years, is once again the top scorer for them in the Blast this season as he has scored 240 runs in 5 games with two half-centuries. Wright has made a significant contribution to Sussex in all the 5 games so far and his current form makes him an ideal choice for the Dream11 captaincy.
David Wiese – David Wiese doesn’t bat in the top order and hence, doesn’t always get a lot of deliveries to make a difference, but his average with the bat for Sussex in the Blast this season is more than 100 as he has got out in only 2 out of the 4 innings he has played. Wiese’s highest score in the tournament is 79 not out and he is more than handy with the ball as well.
Fred Klaassen – Fred Klaassen has been Kent’s most successful bowler so far with 8 wickets in 5 games. Since the bowlers earn a significant number of points with each wicket, Klaassen can be a fruitful vice-captain in your Dream11 Team because of his frequent wicket-taking ability. Klaassen’s strike rate with the ball in Blast 2020 is 15, which means he takes a wicket after every 15 balls.
Tymal Mills: Tymal Mills has got some real pedigree as a fast bowler. He has already played international cricket for England and he is delivering the goods for Sussex in the T20 Blast as well, having grabbed 7 wickets in 5 games at a strike rate of 13.7. The ability of Mills to change his pace so subtly is what makes him a really tricky customer to deal with.