The T20 Blast is entering a critical phase, with teams looking to gain valuable points before the league stages conclude. Both Kent and Sussex are having a good season after a rough start in which they lost 5 of their first 6 matches. Kent is in good form, having won three of their last four games, while Sussex has won two of their last three. Both teams were almost out of the play-offs and will look to win three games in a row to move ahead in the points table.
The South Group Match between Sussex vs Kent will take place on June 20th, 2023 at County Ground, Hove.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sussex vs Kent, South Group Match, T20 Blast 2023
Date: June 20, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Hove
Sussex finished their 20 overs with a score of 183/6. Oliver Carter was at his best in the previous game, scoring 64 runs off 33 balls with six boundaries and four sixes. Michael Burgess, D Ibrahim, and Harrison Ward all made brief appearances but failed to contribute significantly.
Their bowlers successfully defended the total to win by 7 runs. Bradley Currie’s figures were 4-0-27-3, while Karvelas gave up over 10 RPO despite taking two wickets. Ravi Bopara, Tymal Mills, Shadab Khan, and George Garton all took wickets with the ball in this match.
Tom Haines, Stiaan van Zyl, Tom Clark, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Robinson, George Garton, Jack Carson, JP Sarro, Jamie Atkins, Sean Hunt, Alastair Orr, Henry Crocombe, Will Beer, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Steven Finn, Tom Alsop, Steve Smith (Australia – three County Championship games in May), Cheteshwar Pujara (India), Shadab Khan (Pakistan – Vitality Blast), Nathan McAndrew (Australia – April to July, County Championship and Vitality Blast)
Possible Playing XI:
Tom Clark, Harrison Ward, Oliver Carter, Ravi Bopara (c), Shadab Khan, Michael Burgess (wk), Danial Ibrahim, George Garton, Aristides Karvelas, Tymal Mills, Bradley Currie
Kent batsmen chased 138 runs in 17 overs to win by 7 wickets with 3 overs to go. Daniel Bell-Drummond leads the chase with an unbeaten 56 runs, but wickets are falling at the other end on a regular basis. Sam Billings (28 runs) and Jordan Cox (31) scored key runs to help their team easily close the chase.
In 19.3 overs, their bowlers held the opposition to 137/10. Michael Hogan, Kane Richardson, Stewart, and Jack Leaning each took two wickets in the match, while Fred Klassen contributed one. In the previous game, George Linde was economical with his 3-0-15-0 spell.
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)
Possible Playing XI:
Tawanda Muyeye, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Sam Billings (c & wk), Jordan Cox, Jack Leaning, George Linde, Grant Stewart, Fred Klaassen, Kane Richardson, Michael Hogan
Sussex vs Kent Batsmen Worth Watching
Sussex’s surprise victory over Hampshire Hawks on Friday was due to a strong batting performance that saw them post 183-6. Oli Carter led the way with 64 runs off 33 balls, with Ravi Bopara chipping in with 30 runs.
Kent’s batting performance complemented their excellent bowling performance on Saturday. Chasing 138 to win, the Spitfires lost only three wickets and crossed the finish line with seven wickets in hand and 18 balls to spare.
Sussex vs Kent Bowlers Worth Watching
Tymal Mills has been Sussex’s most consistent and best bowler throughout the competition, and he took another wicket in the win over the Hawks. Bradley Currie took 3-27 and all six bowlers used dismissed at least one batter.
Fred Klaassen, Michael Hogan, and Kane Richardson are three of the best pace bowlers in this year’s T20 Blast. Grant Stewart and Jack Leaning have been bowling well for the Spitfires, taking two wickets each in the last match.
Sussex vs Kent Toss Prediction
Teams batting first have won four of the five matches played here this season after posting totals of 170+ on this pitch, and we expect the captains to follow suit.
Sussex vs Kent Pitch Report
Hove will have a true surface with good bounce and carry, and we anticipate that batters will enjoy playing on it. In this match, we anticipate average scores of 180-190 runs.
This match will take place in bright and sunny conditions, with no chance of rain or other weather disruptions.
Sussex vs Kent Prediction
Kent has a strong batting lineup that includes attacking batters who can easily take the game away from the opposition. Sussex, too, has a strong batting lineup but has struggled to find consistency at home. Kent has the better bowling attack of the two, owing to their recent league form. We expect Kent to extend their winning streak with a victory in this match as well. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Kent is the favourite to beat Sussex at the odds of 1.70.
Sussex vs Kent Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Michael Hogan has an excellent T20 Blast record and is our pick to be Kent’s top wicket taker against Sussex.