Kent are favorites to win
Kent Spitfires will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Essex Eagles at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury. The match takes place on September 18 and the live action starts at 14:00 local time.
Kent have won four and tied one of their seven completed games so far, but their two defeats have come in their last three matches. Zak Crawley helped them see off Hampshire in between, but Daniel Bell-Drummond’s 54-ball 89 could not prevent a two-run defeat to Middlesex last time out.
Essex Eagles have kept their slim quarter-final hopes alive with wins in their last two matches, meanwhile, and victory in this game could keep them in with a shot at the quarter-finals in this title defence. Tom Westley’s 51 in a total of 168/3 and Aron Nijjar’s 3-22 helped the beat Hampshire last time out.
Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (wk), Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Fred Klaassen
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Michael-Kyle Pepper (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Matthew Quinn, Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook
Kent Spitfires are favourites when they take on Essex Eagles given their form so far, though they go into this match as the team in the worse form. Essex Eagles have won their last two games to keep their title defence alive, but Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond have already showcased the big-hitting batting at Kent’s disposal.
Kent to beat Essex