T20 Blast 2024: Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Match Preview

2nd placed Kent Spitfire will host the bottom-placed Middlesex in the South Group action in the T20 Blast 2024. The match will be an important match for both the teams as Kent chases top, Middlesex chasing first win. The match will be played at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on June 9.

Kent Spitfire Preview

Kent Spitfires are currently placed 2nd in the South Group of the T20 Blast 2024. They have won 2 out of their 3 matches and lost 1. In their latest match, they achieved a victory over Somerset by 4 wickets, boosting their standing in the group.

Last 5 Matches: L, L, W, L, W

Predicted XI: Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Tawanda Muyeye, Sam Billings (C, WK), Joe Denly, Marcus ORiordan, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Beyers Swanepoel, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Parkinson

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex is currently at the bottom of the South Group points table in the T20 Blast 2024, placed 9th. They have lost all three of their matches so far. In their most recent game, they were defeated by Glamorgan by 3 wickets. This poor run of form has left them struggling to gain momentum in the tournament.

Last 5 Matches: W, W, L, L, L

Predicted XI: Stevie Eskinazi (C), Martin Andersson, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Joe Cracknell (WK), Josh De Caires, Jack Davies (WK), Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Noah Cornwell

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Pitch Report

The St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury offers a balanced pitch where the average first innings score is 172. Teams batting first have a slight advantage, winning 51% of the time. Pacers have taken 81 wickets in the last 10 matches, while spinners have claimed 43. Overall, it’s a venue where both batsmen and bowlers have opportunities to shine.

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Weather Report

The weather report for Kent vs Middlesex looks bright as it will be sunshine from early morning. The temperature will be hovering around 17-18°C. Although, it might get cloudy during the matchtime, however, rain playing spoilsport is very unlikely. The wind speed will be likely about 21 KMPH.

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports Network (India), Sky Sports (UK)
  • Digital: Sony LIV App, Kent Spitfire YouTube channel

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Head-to-Head

In their last 10 encounters, Kent has dominated with 8 victories, while Middlesex managed to win only 2 matches, which shows the dominance of the home team.

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Top Players

Sam Billings has been in terrific form in this T20 Blast 2024 campaign. The Kent skipper has scored 149 runs in the tournament so far, that also includes a 106 runs inning vs Somerset in the last match.

Matthew Parkinson, the 27-years-old leg-spin bowler has been terrific form for Kent. The Kent bowler has taken 7 wickets in 3 innings. He took 2 wickets in the last match vs Somerset.

Since he got his opportunity, Martin Andersson has been in brilliant touch for the Middlesex batting unit. The 27-years-old has scored 106 runs in 2 innings at an average of 53 and strike rate of 163.08.

Luke Hollman is the team’s current highest wicket-taker for Middlesex. The leg-spin bowler has taken 6 wickets in 3 innings and will be hoping to add more to it.

Kent Spitfire vs Middlesex Match Winner Prediction

There is no doubt that Middlesex will be starting this match on the backfoot, losing all of their matches so far, whereas Kent is charging towards the top, that’s why Stake.com favours Kent with 1.60 odds to win the match to Middlesex’s 2.30.

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