Kent Spitfires will face Hampshire in their fourth match of NatWest T20 Blast 2016. The latest Kent Spitfires v Hampshire betting tips for this NatWest encounter can be checked below.
This is going to be the second time that the two sides will be meeting each other in the recent days. And revenge is on the cards for the hosts this time around, seeing that they lost the previous encounter.
The two teams had met in Southampton where Hampshire won by nine runs. The hosts batted first where their response was a respectable 158 for eight wickets at the end of the innings. However, it was only a handful who managed to contribute to the score.
In addition to Michael Carberry’s impressive innings of 54 in 53 deliveries, Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy too brought in their experience and propelled the side to the fighting score.
It was their show in bowling as well, as the duo took five wickets together, with Kent all out in the last over for 149.
However, instead of carrying on that momentum further, Hampshire ended up losing their second match in the season already, to Glamorgan. It was a low scoring match, as Hampshire could put only 141 runs. However, it wasn’t enough as the visitors ended up losing by five wickets.
Nonetheless, Kent haven’t got anything to be excited about either, as they have lost two matches consecutively. Their last fixture ended in a heavy defeat, as they lost to Gloucestershire by seven wickets. This is particularly surprising to see, since Kent started the season with a massive win over Somerset. Chasing 197, they reached 200 losing just three wickets, in the 18th over itself.
Since then, their form has taken a massive beating, as they have failed to move past the score of 150 twice in a row. Their batting woes are certainly a huge concern.
This fixture has nothing new which we haven’t seen already. That being said, Hampshire are carrying a well experienced squad which they are unable to use wisely at the moment. But in comparison to Kent, they are the favorites here.
Kent Spitfires v Hampshire head-to-head
After losing to the visitors yet again last time, they now lag 8-13 in the head to head tally.
Kent Spitfires v Hampshire betting tips for the NatWest match one:
Hampshire to win with bet365: 1/1.
The match begins at 6.30 pm local time (17:30 GMT) on Wednesday, June 8.