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The much-awaited Royal London One Day 2018 final is finally here. The contenders – Kent Spitfires and Hampshire will meet for the final time at Saturday’s Final at the iconic Lord’s, London. The clash will begin at 03:30 PM IST or 11:00 AM Local.
Both the teams have come after defending their rivals in the semi-finals. While Kent clinched 2 wickets win over Worcestershire in Semi-final 1, after finishing at the top in South Group, Hampshire thrashed Yorkshire by 107 runs in the second semi-final to secure a place in finals.
With both teams equally capable, it will be interesting to watch who bears the pressure better. While James Vince, Sam Northeast, and Rilee Rossouw are the power hitters in Hampshire, Kent Spitfires have Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, and D Bell-Drummond in their top order. Spitfires have made to a Lord’s final after 10 years and will be hoping to come out as the winner tomorrow.
So, let’s take a look at KET vs HAM Dream11 Team News and Kent vs Hampshire playing11.
Lord’s in London is good cricketing wicket that favors batsmen. In last few encounters, the wicket has favored batsmen more than bowlers. Moreover, it will be a good pitch and with ample of big hitters on both sides, it will be a high scoring affair.
Avg 1st inn score: 235
Avg 2nd inn score: 216
Highest Total: 334/4 (60 Ov) by Eng vs Ind
Lowest Total: 107/10 (32.1 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Highest Chased: 326/8 (49.3 Ov) by Ind vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 204/5 (50 Ov) by Pak vs Eng
Liam Dawson and Reece Topley are back in London after getting a break from England Lions for the Saturday’s final.
Kent Spitfires have named 15-member squad to face off Hampshire tomorrow.
Hampshire has named a 13-member squad for Saturday’s showdown at Lord’s, with Mason Crane and Tom Aslop included.
Liam Dawson and Reece Topley, who has enjoyed considerable success in the ongoing India-A tri-series, return for the all-important clash.
Wicket-keeper: A Rouse
Batsmen: H Kuhn, D Bell-Drummond, S Billings, A Blake
All-rounder: J Denly, D Stevens
Bowlers: Matt Henry, H Padmore, M Claydon, C Haggett
Wicket-keeper: L McManus
Batsmen: R Rossouw, S Northeast, J Vince, J Weatherly, T Alsop
All-rounder: L Dawson, G Berg
Bowlers: D Steyn, R Topley, C Wood/M Crane
Sam Billings (c), Adam Rouse, Heino Kuhn, Joe Denly, Sean Dickson, Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Will Gidman, Grant Stewart, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Calum Haggett, Matt Henry, Imran Qayyum, Harry Podmore, Mitch Claydon
James Vince(c), Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, Lewis McManus(w), Gareth Berg, Tom Alsop, Dale Steyn, Reece Topley, Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Jimmy Adams, Rilee Rossouw
Kent and Hampshire both are equally strong. Both the teams have an in-form top order which can uproot any bowling attack on their day. For Kent, Heino Kuhn, D Bell-Drummond, and skipper Joe Denly are in excellent touch with the bat. H Kuhn has scored 4 centuries in last 5 games and will be crucial in Saturday’s final. In bowling, Matt Henry will be crucial along with H Podmore.
For Hampshire, Rille Rossouw, James Vince, Joe Weatherly and Sam Northeast are the key performers with the bat. Rille Rossouw. Apart from them, L Dawson and R Topley will also be crucial with their all-around performance. They are coming back after wonderful performances in England Lions tri-series with India-A and Windies-A.
In bowling, Dale Steyn will lead the attack.
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