Kent vs Hampshire: August 8, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 8, 2021 12:00 pm
On Aug 8, 2021, Beckenham will host Kent vs Hampshire in a Group 2 match of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021. While Hampshire are in 5th place on the points table after 5 matches, Kent who have also played five games are at the bottom. We preview the match and predict the outcome.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met at Canterbury on April 17, 2019. Hampshire batted first and despite the loss of regular wickets. managed to score 310 for nine, thanks mainly to an unbeaten 105 from 95 balls by Sam Northeast. They were also helped by half centuries from James Vince and Riley Rossouw. For Kent, Matt Milnes took 5/79 to emerge the most impressive bowler on the day. While Fred Klaasen and took two for 60, Imran Qayyum took one wicket for 45.
Chasing a daunting target, Kent got off to a poor start, losing three wickets for only 35 runs by the sixth over. A regular fall of wickets reduced them to 119 for six in the 25th over and Kent collapsed to be all out for 220 in 40 overs
Zak Crawley top scored with 49, while several other players including Alex Blake, Adam Rouse, Darren Stevens, Harry Podmore, and Matt Milnes got off to good starts but nobody was able to convert his start into a big score. For Hampshire, Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, and Liam Dawson took two wickets each while Mason Crane took one.
Kent have lost to Worcestershire and Durham. Their matches against Sussex, Lancashire, and Essex have been rained out.
Hampshire have beaten Worcestershire and Sussex and lost to Lancashire and Essex. Their match against Middlesex was rained out.
Kent: Robinson, Muyeye, Finch, Munsey, Stevens, Riordan, Stewart, Milnes, Qadri, Logan, Gilchrist
Hampshire: Alsop, Prest, Gubbins Weatherley, Holland, McManus, Organ, Fuller, Scriven, Abbott, Turner
Hampshire have established a 3-2 h2h advantage over Kent in the last five matches between the sides.
In our match 55 prediction, we forecast victory for Hampshire in the game at Beckenham on August 8.
Kent vs Hampshire Betting Odds
Bookmakers’ odds favour Hampshire to prevail over Kent in the 50-over match on 8 August.
Hampshire who enjoy a 3-2 h2h advantage over Kent have been in better form this season, as evident from their standing on the points table.