As the race for the knock-out stage heats up, second-placed Kent will host the third-placed Essex in the South Group, Royal London Cup fixture at Chelmsford on Wednesday. Wheater (60) and Westley (88) laid the cornerstone of Essex win in their previous fixture as they helped their team chase down 282 in 48 overs. On the bowling front, Coles (2-61), Wagner (2-52) and Ashar Zaidi (2-32) claimed two wickets each to derail Sussex charge.
Their opponents in Kent too are coming off an imperious show against Gloucestershire as twin hundreds from Kuhn (113) and Denly (109) meant Kent strolled past 8-322 set by Gloucestershire.
Essex has had the better of Kent in the past five encounters, having beaten them on four instances out of five, with one game ending in a draw.
ESS vs KET Team News
Both Essex and Kent have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s fixture.
M Coles, Sam Cook, S harmer, D Lawrence, J Porter, S Snater, N Wagner, T Westley, A Wheater, A Zaidi,R ten Doeschate, R Bopara, V Chopra
Harry Podmore, Heino Kuhn, Sean Dickson, Sam Billings (c), Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Calum Haggett, Adam Rouse, Matt Henry, Mitch Claydon, Imran Qayyum,Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly
ESS vs KET Playing 11
The probable ESS vs KET playing 11 (as per the last fixture) is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Adam Wheater
Batsmen- Varun Chopra, Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Daniel Lawrence, Tom Westley
All-rounder- Ravi Bopara, Ashar Zaidi, Simon Harmer
Bowlers- Neil Wagner, Matt Coles, Samuel Cook
Wicket-keeper: Sam Billings (c & wk),
Batsmen: Joe Denly, Sean Dickson, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Heino Kuhn
All-rounder: Calum Haggett, Darren Stevens
Bowlers: Mitchell Claydon, Harry Podmore, Matt Henry
ESS vs KET Players to watch out for:
For Essex, Wheater (60) and Westley (88) laid the cornerstone of their win against Sussex and would hold key against Kent.
On the bowling front, Coles (2-61), Wagner (2-52) and Ashar Zaidi (2-32) claimed two wickets each to derail Sussex charge.
As for Kent twin, hundreds by Kuhn and Denly paved the way for a 67-wicket win against Gloucestershire.
On the bowling side of things, Haggett (2-51) and Stevens (2-43) lead the attack valiantly against Gloucestershire.
ESS vs KET Dream11 Team