Kent vs Gloucestershire: August 12, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Match: Kent vs Gloucestershire
Date: 12th August 2021
Place (venue): The Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham.
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup
Format: One Day
Caption: Can Kent redeem this chance at keeping their hopes alive for the qualifiers?
- In the past five head-to-head encounters, Kent have won three and Gloucestershire have won two matches. Looking at the past performance, Kent has an advantage over Gloucestershire. Although, the current form of the teams will be a deciding factor for the winner of this match.
- Kent have been the weakest team in terms of performances in Group 2 this season. They are currently placed last on the points table. Gloucestershire will be looking forward to winning this match and climb up the ladder of the points table.
- Jack Leaning will be expected to lead kent in this match, the current batting form of George Munsey is good news for the Kent camp. Gloucestershire have given an all-around performance until now, they are expected to continue with the form for the rest of the season.
Kent will play against Gloucestershire in the Group 2 match of the Royal London One-Day Cup on 12th August 2021. The venue for this match is Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham. Both the teams are equally talented and this match is expected to be a close contest.
In the past five matches played between these two teams, Kent have won three and Gloucestershire have won two matches. The past statistics show Kent to be a lead runner but the current form of both the teams reflects Gloucestershire to have an edge in this match.
Kent haven’t been off to a great start this tournament. They have played seven matches until now, out of which they have won just one, lost four and two matches ended with no result. This season, many matches have ended with no results due to interruptions of rain. In such conditions, Kent cannot afford to lose any of the remaining matches.
The opening batsmen are Ollie Robinson and Tawanda Muyeye. They are in charge of getting the team off to a quick start. Both batsmen haven’t been in good batting form, which might be a cause of worry for Kent’s batting unit. Jack leaning and George Munsey will be the anchors and are expected to provide batting stability. George Munsey has been in tremendous batting form and will be the backbone for this batting unit. Marcus O’Riordan and Hamidullah Qadri are the finishers for Kent.
The bowling unit of Kent has a limited number of bowlers. They might face a scarcity of bowling alternatives in a batting-favoring contest. Nathan Gilchrist is the in-form bowler for Kent. He has claimed a five-wicket haul against Middlesex in their past matches. Matt Quinn and Hamidullah Qadri are quality bowlers, they have delivered regular wickets and economical overs. Grant Stewart and James logan are the other two bowling alternatives for Kent.
Top players for Kent:
Kent Probable Playing XI:
Ollie Robinson, Tawanda Muyeye, Jack Leaning(c), George Munsey, Harry Finch, Marcus O’Riordan, Grant Stewart, Hamidullah Qadri, James Logan, Nathan Gilchrist, Matt Quinn.
Gloucester have begun this tournament with satisfactory performance. Though they haven’t played any outstanding cricket yet, they have managed to keep their contention for the qualification this season. They have played 6 matches, out of which they have won three and lost three matches.
Ben Charlesworth and Chris Dent open the innings for Gloucestershire. Ben Charlesworth is in great batting form. In the previous match against Hampshire, he scored 99 runs in 104 balls. Tom Lace, Graeme Vaan Buuren, and Jack Taylor form the middle order batting. Jack Taylor has scored consistently in this season. George Scott and Tom Smith will play the role of finishers.
Tom Smith and Graeme Vaan Buuren are the lead bowlers. Tom Smith has claimed regular wickets and provided important breakthroughs for Gloucestershire. Daniel Worral and Matt Taylor are talented bowlers and have the capability to bowl economical overs and build pressure on the opposing batsmen. Josh Shaw and Jared Warner add to the strength of the bowling attack.
Key players for Gloucestershire:
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Gloucestershire Probable Playing XI:
Ben Charlesworth, Chris Dent (c), Tom Lace, Graeme Vaan Buuren, Jack Taylor, George Scott, Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, Daniel Worral, Josh Shaw, Jared Warner.
The venue for this match is the Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham. Kent will have home advantage in this match. The pitch conditions at this venue favour batsmen.
Whichever team wins the toss should choose to bat first. The pitch conditions at this venue do not vary considerably, hence the toss will have very little impact on the outcome of the game.
Pitch and Weather Report
On the match day, the weather will be partly sunny. The temperature will be between 31°C and 19°C at its highest and lowest points.
Judging by the current performance of the teams in this tournament. Gloucestershire have an edge over Kent in this match. Kent will have home advantage in this match and they should make the most of it to win the match. This will be an important match as Kent will enter this contest to keep their hopes for qualification alive and Gloucestershire will enter this contest to climb to the top of the points table.
We predict that Gloucestershire will defeat Kent.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. So the statistical data will change. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.