Kent and Glamorgan will clash in their NatWest T20 Blast encounter on Friday at Tunbridge Wells and can be seen live on Sky Sports in the UK. The Kent v Glamorgan betting tips for this NatWest T20 Blast game follow.
Glamorgan won by 1 run.
Kent are one of the first two teams to have sealed their quarter-finals berth this season of T20 Blast. They have had an interesting season, having gotten to the top of the table at the start of the competition before falling behind after a string of losses.
The comeback was complete over the last five games, all of which they have won to push to nine victories in 12 games. They haven’t lost a game since June 12, their last defeat coming at the hands of Hampshire – since then they have beaten Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Somerset and Gloucestershire to qualify for the quarters.
It’s no surprise that Sam Northeast continues to lead the charge for them, having hit four fifties and a century in his 589 runs at 53.54. That makes him the second-highest scorer of the competition behind Michael Klinger.
Glamorgan are one of the four teams in this North Group with 12 points in their kitty, and with just two games remaining, a victory here becomes a crucial necessity. Especially given their net run-rate is the worst among the teams with 12 points.
They are coming off a stinging defeat at the hands of Sussex in their last game.
Players to watch out for:
Mitchell Claydon (Kent):
While Northeast is an obvious choice to end up being the top-scorer for Kent in this game, one will also need to turn one’s attention towards Claydon. With 18 wickets from 12 games at an average of 19.27, he’s sixth in the list of top wicket-takers this competition and his bowling could hold the key to his team’s success in this game.
Jacques Rudolph (Glamorgan):
He’s fourth in the top run-getters’ chart and has 424 runs to his name with a century and three fifties. As a captain, he has done well to lead the charges by example and with his team now precariously poised as far as the quarter-final place is concerned, it could be a good time for him to play another big one.
Kent v Glamorgan head to head:
Kent have played Glamorgan five times before this and never lost to them even once. Four of those matches resulted in a win for Kent while Glamorgan managed one tie.
Kent v Glamorgan betting tips:
Kent to win: 4/6
Rudolph to be Glamorgan’s top batsman: 7/2
Match starts at 5.30 pm local time (1630 hours GMT) on July 17.