T20 Blast 2024: Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Match Preview

T20 Blast 2024 South Group action will continue on June 16 as it will be Kent Spitfire hosting the bottom placed Gloucestershire at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. Kent have recently falled off the ladder after suffering defeat in their last 2 matches and will be looking to get to back winning ways. At the same time, Gloucestershire have not won a match in the tournament since their win in the first match of the campaign.

Kent Spitfire Preview

Kent Spitfire were one of the top contender to finish in top positions of the South Group, but the team’s campaign has derailed a bit after their back-to-back defeats in the last 2 matches. Kent lost to Middlesex and Somerset in their previous 2 matches. They will to bounce back strong.

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

Predicted XI: Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Tawanda Muyeye, Sam Billings (c & wk), Joe Denly, Marcus ORiordan, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Xavier Bartlett, Charles Stobo, Nathan Gilchrist

Gloucestershire Preview

Gloucestershire began its campaign on a positive note winning the first match of the season vs Essex by 5 wickets. But since then, they have struggled to register a single win. They draw their last match vs Surrey where both the teams score 170 runs at their of respective 20 overs. Gloucestershire thus have 3 points and sits at the bottom of the points table.

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

Predicted XI: Cameron Bancroft, Miles Hammond, Ben Charlesworth, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Beau Webster, Graeme van Buuren, Marchant de Lange, David Payne, Josh Shaw, MD Taylor

Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Pitch Report

The St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury provides a balanced pitch, with an average first innings score of 172. Teams batting first have a slight edge, winning 51% of the time. Overall, it’s a venue where both batsmen and bowlers have ample opportunities to excel.

Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Weather Report

Scattered shower is expected during the afternoon time on the matchday. Other than that, it will mostly be party cloudy with temperature at high will be 18°C and lowest will be 11°C. Wind speed will be moderate at 27 KMPH with the probability of precipitation at 40%.

Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)
    Digital: Sony LIv, Kent Spitfire YouTube channel
  • Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Head-to-Head

While both the teams are struggling at the moment, but Kent have always found it difficult against Gloucestershire in head-to-head battle. In the last 10 matches between the two sides, Gloucestershire have won 7 times while Kent have won 3 times.

Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Key Players

Sam Billings, the Kent Spitfire captain will have to produce something special when his team host Gloucestershire. Billings has scored 175 runs in 5 matches for his side.

Matthew Parkinson is the leading wicket-taker for the Kent Spitfire. Bowling has been one of the biggest weaklink for Kent with Parkinson at the top with just 7 wickets in 4 matches.

Cameron Bancroft is the batter who have high hopes from the Gloucestershire fans. Bancroft has scored 166 runs in 5 matches for his side.

Bowling has been of the big positive for the Gloucestershire. David Payne is currently the leading wicket-taker for the side with 12 wickets in 5 matches. Matt Taylor is the other Gloucestershire bowler who has taken 10 wickets from 5 outing.

Kent Spitfire vs Gloucestershire Match Winner Prediction

This is going to be a close fight between both the teams. Both the teams are struggling but Gloucestershire have a batter head-to-head record against their opponents. Stake.com though favours Kent with 1.75 odds while Gloucestershire is not far off with 2.05 odds chances of winning the match.

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