It was a highly disappointing outing for Gloucestershire in their last game against Sussex. They had things under control for most parts of the game. However, towards death, they let things spill out of their hands. In the last 34 balls of the second innings, they conceded 61 runs and thus lost the game. Its been a while since they last tasted victory in the T20 Blast 2019.
In six games, they have got just one win and will be playing the strong Kent team in their upcoming match. Kent has been on a roll in the tournament and is placed at the top of the points table. Quite contrarily, the team lost only one game out of seven and looks to be a strong contender for the knockouts. With another win in the next encounter, they will look to get one to closer to the target.
The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Gloucestershire and Kent at the County Ground in Bristol.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and on the Fan Code app in India.
The last two games played at Bristol were quite high-scoring matches. The average first innings score at this venue for these two games was 182.5. Another exciting and entertaining game is on the cards and the audience at the ground will have to keep an eye on the big sixes that might come their way.
Average first innings score: 167.6 (Last five T20 Blast matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 1
While there are showers predicted early in the day in Bristol, there should be no interruption to the game. The weather during the match is predicted to be nice and sunny with a gentle breeze blowing around. It will cool down slightly later in the night.
Probable Playing XIs:
Benny Howell, Tom Smith, David Payne, Jack Taylor, Michael Klinger (c), Ian Cockbain, Miles Hammond, Andrew Tye, Chris Liddle, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (wk)
Bench: Graeme van Buuren, Chris Dent, Matt Taylor
Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Oliver Robinson (wk), Heino Kuhn, Mohammad Nabi, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox, Adam Milne, Hardus Viljoen, Fred Klaassen, Grant Stewart.
Bench: Calum Haggett, Sean Dickson, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Hardus Viljoen, with 14 wickets from 7 matches, is amongst the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. He is a must in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Mohammad Nabi is another top performer you must pick as he is doing great with the bat as well as the ball.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – M Nabi, B Howell, H Viljoen
Vice-Captain Options – H Kuhn, A Blake, A Milne
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – O Robinson
Batters – M Hammond, I Cockbain, H Kuhn (vc), A Blake, D Bell Drummond
All-Rounders – B Howell, M Nabi (c)
Bowlers – A Tye, A Milne, H Viljoen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – O Robinson
Batters – M Klinger, H Kuhn, A Blake (vc), Z Crawley
All-Rounders – R Higgins, B Howell (c), M Nabi
Bowlers – A Tye, D Payne, H Viljoen.
Picking five batsmen and two all-rounders or four batsmen and three all-rounders are equally good choices. But you’ll end up having a slight advantage when you go with three all-rounders as they contribute in all the three departments.
Kent is expected to win this encounter.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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