Who Will Win Kent vs Somerset, Vitality T20 Blast 2019?
After a convincing win in their opening game against Glamorgan, Somerset will look to build on the momentum when they face Kent on July 20. This South Group fixture will be played at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury and live telecast is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM local time.
KENT vs SOM, T20 Blast 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Fox Sports, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Now TV, Sky Sports
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Kent vs Somerset, T20 Blast 2019...
Kent Team News & Playing 11
The opening pair of Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond along with Sam Billings and Marcus Stoinis are the big guns in Kent's batting line-up. Last year, Denly scored the most runs for them - 409 runs including a century and a couple of fifties. Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Billings smashed a fifty each against Somerset. Denly was also the most successful bowler for Kent with 20 wickets and he will be one of the players to watch out for when it comes to bowling. Adam Milne and Mitchell Claydon are the others in this bowling attack who can cause problems for Somerset.
Kent Predicted Playing 11
Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings (c/wk), Sean Dickson, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Blake, Calum Haggett, Adam Milne, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum
Somerset Team News & Playing 11
Tom Banton (64), Babar Azam (35) and Peter Trego (47 not-out) all had a good outing against Glamorgan and they will be expected to contribute heavily with the bat again on Saturday. James Hildreth was one of Somerset's most consistent batsmen in the previous season and he looked promising in his unbeaten knock of 24 in the last match. Jamie Overton and Jerome Taylor were amongst Vitality T20 Blast tournament's best bowlers last time with 24 and 22 wickets respectively, and the team will want the pace duo to make the early inroads into Kent's batting line-up. Roelof van der Merwe was the pick of the bowlers in the last game against Glamorgan with figures of 2-17 from four overs and the left-arm spinner will be the team's go-to man in the middle overs.
Somerset Predicted Playing 11
Tom Banton (wk), Babar Azam, James Hildreth, Peter Trego, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory (c), Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Jerome Taylor
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
Kent : L W W W NR
SOM : W L W L W
Kent vs SOM Head to Head
Kent and Somerset have played 15 matches against each other in the 20-over format with the former leading the scoreline 11-3. One of those matches did not produce any result.
Kent have beaten Somerset in each of their previous ten meetings in the tournament as well as in all the five matches played against them at this ground.
Kent vs Somerset Betting Odds
Somerset begin as favorites to win this match at 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.74 with Betrally. Kent are the underdogs amongst the bookmakers and they are being offered at a higher price of 2 on Bet365 and 1.90 on Betrally.
Kent vs Somerset Prediction
Kent certainly have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head count. They have beaten Somerset in each of their last ten attempts and have won all five of their encounters against them at this ground. However, Somerset are looking a stronger side this season after having made a few changes to their squad. They are coming on the back of a dominating win over Glamorgan and will want to capitalize on the good start to their campaign. Although Kent have had plenty of success against Somerset in the past, we feel that the latter will prevail this time around.
Back Somerset to beat Kent at 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.74 with Betrally.