Essex vs Kent South Group Today Match Prediction Natwest T20 Blast – 17th August 2017

Get Essex vs Kent Today Match Prediction with Essex vs Kent South Group at County Ground, Chelmsford, Toss Prediction & ball by ball live score & today match prediction. Essex to play against Kent in Natwest T20 Blast 2017.

Essex vs Kent today match prediction for South Group match to be played on August 17, 2017. T20 day and night Match between Essex and Kent will be held on 17 August 2017 (20-over match) in County Ground, Chelmsford, so check who will win Essex vs Kent 17-08-2017?

Essex vs Kent South Group Today Match Prediction

    • Toss Prediction: Kent will win the toss.
    • Match Prediction: Essex will win the match.

Essex vs Kent South Group Live Score

Match Preview:

After thumping down the Gloucestershire by 3 wickets in a close match at County Ground, Bristol on Sunday, Essex now gear up to battle against Kent today in Natwest T20 Blast 2017. The t20 night match Essex vs Kent will be held at County Ground, Chelmsford on 17th August 2017 17:30 GMT.

Essex’s hopes for achieving the quarter-final phase of the Natwest T20 Blast got alive after they beat Gloucestershire by 3 wickets with 3.4 overs to save at Bristol on Sunday evening after the hosts had won the hurl.

Jamie Porter took his career best figures in the opposition of 4 for 20 as the home side, who were put into bat, were limited to an unassuming 121 for 8 on a pitch that constantly supported bowlers as opposed to hitters.

Setting off in quest for victory, Essex were given an incredible begin by Varun Chopra who hit 44, the best score of a low-scoring diversion and guaranteed that his side posted 50 for the loss of only one wicket before they began to confront a couple of issues prompting some restless minutes.

Kindred opener Adam Wheater was expelled for 2, Dan Lawrence for 11 preceding Chopra’s destruction to leave Essex 58 for 3 soon after the begin of the 6th once again.

In any case, Benny Howell and Tom Smith limited the guests to only 4 runs shape three overs to venture up the weight. Howell in reality developed with figures of 1 for 8 from 4 overs to underline his ability in this arrangement of the diversion.

Despite the fact that James Foster turned into a third wicket for Smith, Ashar Zaidi gathered progressive sixes off the bowler in the twelfth over to tip the adjust back to Essex as 16 runs were gathered to leave the Eagles 92 for 6 and requiring only 30 runs from the rest of the 8 overs.

New ball combine Amir and Porter had caused issues for the Gloucestershire openers expelling the two openers with just 18 on the board. Amir beat Phil Mustard for pace while Porter, who had recently observed Michael Klinger clean the ropes up his first conveyance of the diversion, at that point had the productive Australian got at profound mid-wicket by Walter.

Cameron Bancroft and Ian Cockbain steadied the ship with a remain of 49 preceding Porter and Walter collaborated again to evacuate the last for 32 preceding Walter knocked down some pins Bancroft for 23.

Watchman at that point asserted the wickets of Jack Taylor and Kieran Noema-Barnett for 1 and 2 separately before Amir came back to stick Howell before his stumps for 20 as the home side reeled to 98 for 7.

The house side’s tail-enders attempted to make space against a cheap Essex assault as only 9 runs were surrendered in three overs including a wicket for Walter before the last two overs cost 15 runs to leave the guests with the victory.

Meanwhile, Kent holds the basement of the South group with 11 points to their name in 12 games.

Match Prediction:

Essex will win. Eagles had an uneasy journey in Natwest so far with their poor performance leading to the bottom side of the South group several times. Now they have the opportunity to qualify for the play offs. They looked confident when they secured victory in their previous game against Gloucestershire and now they will go head with their momentum to keep the things simple.

This will be the 2nd last match for Kent in this season of Natwest League and their hopes to play the knockout stage are almost dead. They need to strike back and turn the tables today for they are going home any way.

Essex Squad
Varun Chopra, Adam Wheater, Callum Taylor, Ryan ten Doeschate(c), Tamim Iqbal, James Foster(w), James Porter, Tom Westley, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Daniel Lawrence, Mohammad Amir, Matt Dixon, Ravi Bopara, Ashar Zaidi.
Kent Squad
James Tredwell, Alex Blake, Adam Milne, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Imran Qayyum, Adam Ball, Darren Stevens, James Neesham, Calum Haggett, Joe Denly, Sam Northeast(c), Zak Crawley, Sam Billings(w), Matt Coles, Mitchell Claydon.


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