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Toss Winner - Glamorgan won the toss and chose to bowl first
Glamorgan beat Kent by 7 wickets
Glamorgan face Kent Spitfires in their first home game of the season
Glamorgan to win
Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2023 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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Glamorgan will be taking on Kent at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in what will be their first home game of this season. Last year, the home team won 3 and lost 3 matches at this venue.
Glamorgan had also defeated Kent in an away game quite comfortably by a margin of 35 runs. Kent finished at the bottom of the points table last season and though they showed promise in their first game this year, they seem to have lost their way ever since.
Chasing a 126 runs target in 15 Overs (DLS method) in their last game, Kent were bowled out for 112. This happened in spite of batters like Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, and the veteran batter Joe Denly.
Glamorgan, on the other hand, bounced back from 51-3 in 7 overs to finish with 238 runs batting first in their last outing against Middlesex. The momentum is clearly with the home team and they look in a much better shape coming into this match.
Kiran Carlson, the new skipper of Glamorgan will be delighted seeing the two senior most played in his side deliver a game-changing performance. The 37-year old wicket-keeper bat Chris Cooke scored a 41-ball 131 runs knock at number 5 while Colin Ingram, another 37 year-old was unbeaten on 92 off 51 balls at number 4.
Now this is great news for Glamorgan as the two weren’t in great shape in previous seasons and especially Ingram who in spite of playing all around the world, failed to live up to his name.
Opener Edward Byrom and the skipper Carlson at number 3 are other key batters in this Glamorgan side. It was the batters at 3, 4, and 5 who helped Glamorgan in their first win of the season chasing a target of 162 runs.
An exciting player to watch out for in this squad is the right arm leg break bowler from Australia, Peter Hatzoglou. He can be crucial to stop the flow of runs and deliver breakthroughs in the middle overs.
Whereas, Daniel Douthwaite and Jamie Mcllroy will be leading the pace attack for Glamorgan alongwith bowling all-rounder van der Gugten. While Gugten missed out on the last two games, we reckon he would be handy at this venue, and the home team should bring him back.
Edward Byrom, Sam Northeast, Kiran Carlson (c), Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke (wk), Billy Root, Daniel Douthwaite, Peter Hatzoglou, Jamie McIlroy, Harry Podmore, Prem Sisodiya
Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke, Billy Root, Jamie McIlroy, Prem Sisodiya, Zain-ul-Hassan, Daniel Douthwaite, Sam Northeast, Eddie Byrom, Peter Hatzoglou, Kiran Carlson
Kent finished at the bottom last year and this season hasn’t been a good one either with two back to back losses following their win in the opening match.
Kent Spitfires bowled out Gloucestershire for just 113 runs in their first outing of the season. And in their last game, it was the Spitfires who were bowled out for 112 runs batting second.
Except for their loss against Surrey where Kent conceded 223 runs after opting to bowl first, the bowlers have been quite impressive. Wes Agar, Grant Stewart, and Michael Hogan will be the key bowlers in this side.
These three have led from the front in the pace department. They helped restrict Somerset to 154 in the last game. However, the batters failed to get going as their struggle continued from the previous run-chase and Kent ended up losing the second match on the trot.
Tawanda Muyeye and Daniel Bell-Drummond are key to a good innings for Kent. These openers will need to get them off to a flier while Joe Denly and Sam Billings are the ones required to build partnerships in the middle order.
There is plenty of experience in this batting lineup. Jordan Cox, the 22-year old wicket-keeper batsman is a promising player in the lower middle order. He scored unbeaten 38 off 17 balls against Gloucestershire to take his team over the line.
Tawanda Muyeye, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Sam Billings (c & wk), Jordan Cox, George Linde, Jack Leaning, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Wes Agar, Michael Hogan
Joey Evison, Michael Hogan, George Linde, Grant Stewart, Joe Denly, Tawanda Muyeye, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Wes Agar, Jack Leaning
It is not a great pitch for batting and the bowlers would be dominating from the get go. They will pose some tough questions to the batters and we will get an exciting contest between bat and ball. The weather would be partly cloudy with a high of 22 degrees Clesius.
Sophia Garden in Cardiff, the home venue for Glamorgan will be the venue of this match. The average 1st innings score at this ground in T20s is 153 runs. We reckon the team batting first would need at least 175 on the board to give themselves a good chance of winning.
Teams batting second have won 28 of the 56 domestic T20s on this ground. Last season, 4 of the 6 results went in favor of the team batting second. Both teams have deep lineups with strong middle order and a good, in-form bowling attack that can restrict the opposition to a below par score. We reckon the skipper winning the toss would opt to bowl.
It looks at the moment that the home team has the upperhand, given their current form in contrast to how Kent has performed in recent games. We think Kent Spitfires can’t be ruled out since their bowlers are doing brilliantly and can be even more dangerous at this venue. It looks like an even contest considering the strengths of both teams. However, Glamorgan would start as our favorites, as we reckon they have a slight edge going into this contest in terms of form, momentum, and the home advantage.
Glamorgan to win
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