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KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction: Preview | The Final

By Tanmay Kumar

KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction: Preview | The Final

Hello and welcome to our preview for Kent Spitfires vs Hampshire final match in the Royal London ODI Cup. We are covering KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable XI for the match.

The stage is all set for the Royal London One Day Cup Final at “The Home Of Cricket” aka Lord’s Cricket Ground. Interestingly, both the teams are from South Group.

Kent Spitfires who are third in their group have to outperform Nottinghamshire in the quarterfinal and Worcestershire in the semifinal. They have won both the matches riding on Heino Kuhn’s marvelous centuries.

On the other hand, Hampshire finished the league stage as the table toppers of the same group. Thus, getting qualified directly for the semifinals, where they have beaten an underdog Yorkshire side who are without many of their key players. James Vince has scored 171 runs in that match.

When and Where:

KET vs HAM, Final, Royal London ODI Cup, 30th Jun 2018
Lord’s, London
3:30 PM IST

Venue Stats:

The following average scores are of Royal London Cup 2018 One Day matches played on this ground.

1st innings average score: 227
2nd Innings average score: 231

Squads:

Kent:
Sam Billings (c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, Sean Dickson, Alex Blake, Adam Rouse, Darren Stevens, Will Gidman, Grant Stewart, Calum Haggett, Harry Podmore, Matt Henry, Imran Qayyum, Mitch Claydon.

Hampshire:
Jimmy Adams, Lewis McManus, Chris Wood, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Alsop, Joe Weatherley, Gareth Berg, Sam Northeast, James Vince(c), Liam Dawson, Dale Steyn, Reece Topley, Mason Crane.

Team News:

Kent:

  • Sam Billings is back in the squad and will be captaining the side. He is also expected to take over the wicketkeeping duties from Adam Rouse.
  • Off-spinner Adam Riley has been left from the squad and in his place an all-rounder Grant Stewart has been added in the squad who has done a great performance in a recent first-class match.
  • Grant Stewart can replace Calum Haggett in the playing XI as the latter one is not going through a great form but chance is very less.

Hampshire:

  • Reece Topley and Liam Dawson are back from England-A side. Liam Dawson is a definite starter of the game whereas playing chances of Reece Topley is also high.
  • Mason Crane is back in the squad after a back injury and According to some news websites he is able to play the big match and he can be drafted in the playing XI.
  • Tom Alsop is also back in the squad and he is likely to open with Rilee Rossouw.

Probable Playing XI:

Kent:
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, Sam Billings (c and wk), Sean Dickson, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Matt Henry, Harry Podmore, Calum Haggett, Imran Qayyum/Mitch Claydon

Hampshire:
Tom Alsop/Jimmy Adams, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (c), Sam Northeast, James Weatherley, Liam Dawson, Lewis McManus (wk), Gareth Berg, Chris Wood, Dale Steyn, Reece Topley/Mason Crane

KET vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction:

Lewis McManus (wk)
Heino Kuhn
James Vince
Daniel Bell-Drummond
Joe Weatherly
Joe Denly
Liam Dawson
Gareth Berg/Darren Stevens
Matt Henry
Harry Podmore
Chris Wood

Captain and Vice Captain Choices: Heino Kuhn, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Gareth Berg, Liam Dawson

Key Players:

KEN:
Daniel Bell-Drummond
Heino Kuhn
Joe Denly
Darren Stevens
Matt Henry

HAM:
Rilee Rossouw
James Vince
Joe Weatherly
Liam Dawson
Gareth Berg

Facts and Figures:

  • As the above venue stats show, all the 4 Royal London Cup One Day matches played on this ground so far, have been won by the team batting second.
  • Grant Stewart has done a standout performance in the recent First Class match for Kent. He has scored a total of 141 with a century and has taken 8 wickets in two innings.
  • Heino Kuhn has been in superb form this year. He is the lead run scorer of Royal London Cup 2018 with 664 runs in 10 matches. He has also 4 centuries and 1 half century to his name.
Tanmay Kumar

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