T20 Blast 2023: Kent vs Hampshire – South Group Match Preview and Updates

The T20 Blast tournament is heating up, with teams competing hard for crucial points in each match. Hampshire has won their last four matches in a row and will be looking to dominate struggling Kent in their own backyard. Kent has lost their last five matches and will look to regain winning momentum in this match. Both teams will be looking to win this game and move up the table.

The South Group Match between Kent vs Hampshire will take place on June 9th, 2023 at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.

Match Details to Note

Match: Kent vs Hampshire, South Group Match, T20 Blast 2023

Date: June 09, 2023 (Friday)                                                         

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

Kent vs Hampshire

Kent vs Hampshire

Kent (Match Odds – 2.45):


Kent failed to defend their 151-run total and lost by four wickets in the penultimate over. Joe Denly led the team in scoring with 38 runs off 38 balls and four boundaries. With crucial cameos in the final overs, George Linde (19 runs) and Grant Stewart (37 runs) led their innings. They will be hoping that their batters will post a big score in this match as well.

In the match, their bowlers limited the opposition to 155/4. In the match, their trio of George Linde (1/27), Grant Stewart (1/28), and Fred Klassen (1/28) went for runs at over 12 RPO. Michael Hogan allowed runs but was outstanding with a 4-0-38-2 spell.

Full Squad:

Oliver Robinson, Jordan Cox, Jack Leaning, Sam Billings, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Marcus O’Riordan, Nathan Gilchrist, Hamidullah Qadri, Matthew Quinn, Tawanda Muyeye, Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, Fred Klaassen, Grant Stewart, Ben Compton, Matt Quinn, Joey Evison, Michael Hogan, George Linde (South Africa), Arshdeep Singh (India – five County Championship matches June-July), Kane Richardson (Australia – Vitality Blast)

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Possible Playing XI:

Joe Denly, Sam Billings, Daniel Bell Drummond, Grant Stewart, Michael Hogan, Fred Klassen, George Linde, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Kane Richardson

Hampshire (Match Odds – 1.55):


Hampshire defeated Yorkshire by 5 runs in their most recent match, scoring 178 runs in 20 overs. James Vince and Joe Weatheland led their batting line-up with valiant fifties. y and post a big score in this match as well.

Their bowlers restricted the opposition to 173/8. John Turner (2/30), Liam Dawson (1/28), and Nathan Ellis (1/26) all contributed wickets and bowled economically in the match, while Mason Crane contributed with a 4-0-35-1 spell.

Full Squad:

Joe Weatherley, Ian Holland, Liam Dawson, Keith Barker, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane, Felix Organ, Scott Currie, Nick Gubbins, Ross Whiteley, Ben Brown, Kyle Abbott (South Africa), Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan), Benny Howell, Kyle Abbott (South Africa), , Ben McDermott (Australia – Vitality Blast), Nathan Ellis (Australia – Vitality Blast)

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Possible Playing XI:

James Vince, Ben McDermott, Toby Albert, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Jake Weatherly, Ross Whitely, A Donald, Scott Curie, Mason Crane, Josh Tongue

Kent vs Hampshire Batsmen Worth Watching

Two of Kent’s top five batters, Sam Billings and Jordan Cox, had golden ducks in the defeat to Essex Eagles, with only five players scoring in double figures. In the previous game, Joe Denly led all scorers with 39 runs.

Captain James Vince is the 2023 Vitality Blast’s leading run scorer, with 50 runs from 38 balls on Wednesday. His half-century against Somerset was his fifth 50-plus score in his last six innings, which also included a 103.

Kent vs Hampshire Bowlers Worth Watching

George Linde, Grant Stewart, Kane Richardson, and the returning Fred Klaassen all took wickets with the ball on Wednesday. Michael Hogan of Australia took 2-38 to add to his impressive T20 Blast record.

With the exception of Scott Currie, who gave up 54 runs in four overs, Hampshire’s other four bowlers produced economical figures and picked up at least one wicket. John Turner finished with 2-30 to add to his 3-30 against Middlesex on Tuesday.

Kent vs Hampshire Toss Prediction

Both teams will look to bowl first as this pitch may soften as the match progresses, and both teams have a good chasing record so far.

Kent vs Hampshire Pitch Report

Canterbury will have good bounce and pace that bowlers will enjoy, and any target above 180 runs will be difficult to chase on this pitch.

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Canterbury is one of the calmer tracks where bowlers will have an advantage due to true bounce. On the day of the game, Birmingham will be bright and sunny, with no rain expected.

Kent vs Hampshire Prediction

Hampshire has a solid batting lineup with depth and quality batters. Kent is out of form and needs to gain momentum after losing their last two games. Hampshire have a strong bowling and batting lineup with plenty of experience. To defeat each other, both teams will bring their best game. We believe Hampshire will win the game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Hampshire is the favourite to beat Kent at the odds of 1.55.

Kent vs Hampshire Most Recommended Player for Bet:

James Vince continues to score a lot of runs, and we expect him to be Hampshire’s leading run scorer against Kent.

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