Date & Time : 5th June 2022, 1:30 PM (Local)
Venue : The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Kent Spitfires the defending champions have not have had a right start to their campaign as they have now lost 5 in 5. They are the worst team of the tournament so far. They would like to quickly improve upon the fact.
Kent are currently bottom of South Group with o points in 5 matches. They lost their last fixture to table toppers Surrey by 32 runs at home.
The Sam Billings led side need their batters to be in form to be consistent and dominate games. Bowling wise they require their bowlers to pick up wickets to bowl out teams.
On the other hand, Middlesex have had a good start to their 2022 Blast campaign and they will look to keep winning games to make it in the top four.
Middlesex are currently 3rd in the points table after after 4 games with 6 points. They lost their last game to Sussex Sharks by 5 wickets by DLS method.
The Stephen Eskinazi led side batters though are scoring need a collective contribution. Bowling wise they have been quite good with picking wickets but definitely need to contain showing more discipline.
For the pitch, it’s a balanced track with something in it both for the bowlers and the batters.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
Kent Spitfires XI : Denly, D. Bell-Drummond, Cox, Billings (C&WK), Blake, Leaning, Linde, Stewart, Q. Ahmad, Milnes, Klaassen.
Middlesex XI : Holden, Eskinazi (C), Cracknell, J. Davies, M. Anderson, Simpson (WK), Hollman, C. Green, T. Roland-Jones, Walallawita, Behrendorff.
Middlesex start this game as favourites as the defending champions look out of shape.