July 17, 2021 8:30 AM
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Alex Sarwar

2021 Vitality t20 Blast – Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks taking place? Sunday 18th July, 2021 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks taking place? The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury

What is the expected weather for Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks? 19-21c with sunny intervals and light winds

Where can I get tickets for Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks on? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing this match

Where can I stream Kent Spitfires vs Sussex Sharks? If televised on Sky Sports, this match can be streamed live on Sky Go. If not televised on Sky, this match can be streamed live on the official websites and YouTube channels of each competing team, as well as the England Cricket app

THE PREDICTION

It has been an incredibly tough week for Kent Spitfires, who have lost their entire first team squad to a period of self-isolation after one of their players tested positive for Covid-19, but they showed their true character after the players they had available rallied to beat Middlesex at Lord's this past Friday. Sussex Sharks however, fell to defeat away at Hampshire Hawks and another loss here in the final round of South Group games could see them miss out on knockout qualification. Whilst Kent Spitfires do have England test batter Zak Crawley available alongside newly recruited Scotland international star George Munsey at the top of the order, once again they will be forced to field a largely second-string team against a visiting outfit boasting the likes of Luke Wright, Phil Salt, all-rounder Ravi Bopara and star overseas spin-bowler Rashid Khan. As a result, the Sharks are expected to triumph in this one, securing a quarter-final place in the process.

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