2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Essex vs Kent Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Essex vs Kent taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Essex vs Kent taking place? Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

What is the expected weather for Essex vs Kent? Sunny with a moderate breeze throughout the four days with temperatures as high as 25c on Day One. A chance of light rain in the afternoon of Day Three.

What channel is Essex vs Kent on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Essex vs Kent? Matches can be streamed live on the official websites of the First-Class Counties

Where can I get tickets for Essex vs Kent? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE LOWDOWN

Reigning County Champions Essex begin their Bob Willis trophy campaign at home to local rivals and fellow County Championship Division One side Kent, who are coming off the back of a successful 2019 season that saw them comfortably retain their top flight status, finishing in fourth place. Essex batsman Tom Westley will contest his first fixture as the club’s new red ball captain, replacing previous incumbent Ryan ten Doeschate.

THE PREDICTION

These two sides contested a two-day drawn friendly earlier in the week with Essex bowler Jamie Porter and Kent batsman Ollie Robinson the two standout players. With Ravi Bopara having left for Sussex, question marks linger over the strength of Essex’s middle-order batting. However, with a typically strong bowling attack, Essex will be expected to win at home where they are unbeaten in red ball cricket since September 2018.

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