Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Surrey vs Kent Spitfires Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Surrey vs Kent Spitfires taking place? Tuesday 30th July, 18:30 (UK)

Where is Surrey vs Kent Spitfires taking place? Kia Oval, London

What is the expected weather for Surrey vs Kent Spitfires? Temperatures of 20c but light rain is expected throughout the contest

What television channel is Surrey vs Kent Spitfires on? Surrey vs Kent Spitfires will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Surrey vs Kent Spitfires? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Surrey vs Kent Spitfires? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Surrey W15, Kent Spitfires W14, No Result 1
Last meeting: Surrey vs Kent Spitfires – No Result

THE TEAM NEWS

SURREY

  • Surrey could not back-up their thumping victory over Glamorgan as they had to settle for a tie with Sussex in a thrilling contest where they managed to bring the scores level with the last ball of the innings.

  • Needing 12 to win from the final over, Imran Tahir’s six gave Surrey hope but that was followed by just one run from the next two balls and Gareth Batty managed to score the two runs required off the final ball to earn a point for his side.
  • Surrey are still yet to post more than 175 runs in an innings in this year’s competition and they will not be helped by the selection of Jason Roy, Rory Burns and Sam Curran for England’s first Test against Australia.

KENT SPITFIRES

  • Kent Spitfires boast the only 100% record in the South Group after they made it three wins from three to start their Vitality T20 Blast campaign as they managed to fend off Essex’s run chase in their last match.

  • Heino Kuhn was the key man as he produced a knock of 55 not out from 31 balls to help his side to 175/6 but all five bowlers contributed with a wicket each and Hardus Viljoen took two as Kent won by 22 runs.
  • Sam Billings was close to a return over the weekend but he has still not fully recovered from a dislocated shoulder which could mean he is must sit out for another couple of matches with Kent potentially naming an unchanged XI for this game.

THE PREDICTION

Surrey are yet to truly get going in this year’s T20 Blast and will be without three of their stars for the foreseeable future. Jason Roy, Rory Burns and Sam Curran are all in the England squad for the first Test against Australia and could be unavailable for Surrey all summer which will be a huge blow for them. They face a tough test here as they come up against an unbeaten Kent side who have looked very good so far and the away side can make it four wins in a row.

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