As the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 progresses, another exciting South Group fixture awaits on June 7, with Kent (KET) and Essex (ESS) locking horns at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.
After losing two consecutive games, Essex returned to winning ways with a comfortable five-wicket victory against Sussex in the previous game. The team needs to take momentum from this game as they are currently placed sixth in the points table with six points and a net run rate of -0.536, having won three of their five games so far.
After starting the tournament with a win, Kent have now lost four consecutive games, including a five-wicket defeat against Surrey in the previous game. They are currently languishing at the bottom half of the points table with two points and a net run rate of -0.558, having won just one of their five games so far.
On that note, here are three players whom you can pick as captain or vice-captain for your Dream11 team for the KET vs ESS game.
- Match: Kent vs Essex
- Date: 7 June 2023
- Time: 11:30 p.m
Kent vs Essex Prediction Dream 11
Grant Stewart has been the only positive for Kent so far. The right-arm pacer is currently the leading wicket-taker for Kent, having notched up nine wickets from five games at an impressive economy rate of 8.61.
Stewart has been the consistent wicket-taker for Kent in recent games and the team will be expecting more from him in the upcoming games. Therefore, he should be an ideal choice to be picked as the vice-captain in your Dream11 fantasy team for the KET vs ESS match.
Kent vs Essex Fantasy Cricket Tips
Kent have had a difficult start to their T20 Blast South Group campaign, losing four of their first five matches including their last two home games at Canterbury.
They were bowled out for 112 in a rain-reduced clash with Somerset before losing a final-ball thriller to Surrey, either side of a thumping away defeat to Glamorgan, who chased down a target of 190 with three overs to spare.
Essex were hammered by holders Hampshire in their first fixture of the month but eased to a five-wicket home win over Sussex on Tuesday and should enjoy their crack at Kent’s struggling bowling attack.
Kent vs Essex Head-To-Head
- Kent Spitfires have lost the last four games, and the side will be under pressure in this game
- Essex Eagles have won three out of the five games the side has played in the tournament
- Daniel Sams has picked 11 wickets for Essex Eagles, and he looks in excellent form
Kent vs Essex Playing 11
Kent: Sam Billings (c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Jordan Cox, Joe Denly, Joey Evison, Michael Hogan, Jack Leaning, George Linde, Tawanda Muyeye, Grant Stewart, Fred Klaassen, Kane Richardson
Essex: Simon Harmer (C), Adam Rossington, Dan Lawrence, Michael Pepper, Robin Das, Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, Shane Snater, Ben Allison, Sam Cook, Tom Westley, Feroze Khushi, Aron Nijjar
Kent vs Essex Players Stats
- Kent have lost four of their five T20 Blast matches this season
- Surrey’s Sean Abbott scored a 34-ball century, the fourth-fastest in T20 history, against Kent last month
- Kent have hit fewer sixes than their opponents in all five South Group games this summer
- Essex won both of last season’s T20 meetings with Kent, by four wickets and seven wickets
- Michael Pepper has top-scored for Essex in both of his Blast appearances this season
- Australia international Daniel Sams has taken 11 wickets in five T20 games for Essex
Kent vs Essex Weather Forecast
The skies over Canterbury will be clear on June 7, and we expect the batting conditions to be challenging in this game. The ball will move around in the early overs, and the batsmen must be careful playing their strokes. The side batting first shall be happy to have 170 runs on the board.
Kent vs Essex Pitch Report
Nothing much is known about the pitch in Blackpool. Teams may want to field first, gauge the nature of the surface before going to bat.
Kent vs Essex Where To Watch Live Today Match
- TV: N/A
- Live Streaming: Fancode