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Kent vs Essex match prediction 27 May 2022

Match date · 27 May 2022 · 23:30 IST
Prediction
  • Kent’s total before the first dismissal averaged close to 75.80 runs in the last five H2H meetings against Essex.
  • Daniel Bell-Drummond was the top-run getter for Kent last season.
  • Jack Leaning scored 72* in the previous game.
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KET vs ESS Match 13 South Group Predictions & Betting Tips

Kent and Essex will square off against each other in the match number 13 of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 under South Group. Kent will host their opponent at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on May 27. The match is scheduled to commence from 11:30 PM IST. Ahead of the matchday, I have assorted three of the best money making betting tips for you from the KET vs ESS head-to-head encounter.

Defending Champions Kent suffered a defeat in the competition’s opening night against Somerset by 8 wickets in a rematch of last year’s final. Essex on the other hand will be playing their opening encounter of the season tomorrow. Essex had a forgetful season last time around finishing 7th in South Group with five wins and eight losses from 14 fixtures. Kent on the contrary finished at the crown position of the table. Kent leads the tally by 4-1 in terms of the victories in the last five head-to-head meetings against Essex. Overall, the two sides have met on 35 different occasions in T20 Blast with Kent bagging the most number of victories(20). The recent run of form also tilts in their favour who have won three of their last five matches in comparison to Essex who have won two. As we gear up for another heck of a contest, let us have a closer look at the top team & player betting tips from the KET vs ESS head-to-head encounter.

KET vs ESS Team Bet:

Mentioned below is the top team betting tip from the KET vs ESS head-to-head contest.

Kent To Score Over 23.5 Runs Before 1st Dismissal

Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond have been the regular ones to open the innings for Kent in T20 Blast. Although their opening partnership only managed to score 8 runs in the opening game, the duo has done well in the past. In the previous edition of the competition, Kent’s total before the 1st dismissal read 44, 24, 9, 21, 10, 64, 1, 53, 89, 30, 145, 2, 3, 4, 26 & 86. This sums up to 611 runs from 16 matches, averaging almost 38.18 runs for the first wicket which fall well above our target. This signifies that the side has scored above our radar nine out of 16 times. This entails 56.25% efficiency of Kent to pull off an opening partnership above our desired target of 23.5 runs. Kent’s total before first dismissal in the last five head-to-head meetings read 89, 145, 15, 83 & 47. This sums up to 379 runs from five matches averaging almost 75.80 runs for the opening wicket which is simply phenomenal. This entails 80% efficiency of Kent to pull off an opening partnership above our radar. In the previous edition of the competition, Essex leaked runs at an average of 24.40 per game before the fall of the first wicket, which certainly falls above our target thus making it a strong betting tip for this game. Z Crawley and D Bell-Drummond were the top two run getters for Kent last season averaging almost 31.66 & 37.84 respectively. Looking at all these, we have backed Kent to score over 23.5 runs for the first wicket. Pari Match has offered odds of 1.87 for the same from the KET vs ESS head-to-head encounter.

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KET vs ESS Player Bets:

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Jack Leaning are my top two player betting tips from the KET vs ESS head-to-head contest.

Daniel Bell-Drummond To Score Over 23.5 Runs

Opening batter, Daniel Bell-Drummond’s batting style is a bit of both English and West Indian style. The 28-year-old talented batsman has now scored a bucketful of runs in the domestic circuit. The southpaw had a season to remember last time around, scoring 492 runs from 14 matches averaging almost 37.84 which falls well above our desired target. He finished being the top run getter for his side and ranked third overall. He posted scores of 18, 82, 53, 53 & 0 in the last five T20 Blast games. This signifies that 60% of times he has managed to score above our target in the last five matches. His scores in the last five head-to-head meetings against Essex read 50, 88, 25, 81 & 10. Four out of five times the batter has managed to score above our target, thus making it a safe betting option for this game. This gets better with every line. The London born batsman has been at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on 42 different occasions and has mustered 1207 runs at an phenomenal average of 29.40 which is certainly above our radar. His numbers against Essex are hard to ignore. He has played 14 matches against Essex and has hammered 691 runs from them at an mouthwatering average of 57.60. Overall, Daniel holds an experience of about 102 T20 Blast matches and has accumulated 2226 runs to his tally of total runs at an astonishing average of 31.60. Daniel Bell-Drummond is enjoying a good run of form with the bat and has struck 382 runs in this summer’s County Championship. His scores in the last five First-class matches read 83, 4*, 13, 109, 2, 149 ,0, 2 & 9. The stats pretty much work in favour of this betting tip. Pari Match has offered odds of 1.87 in Daniel Bell-Drummond’s favour to score over 23.5 runs from the KET vs ESS head-to-head contest.

Jack Leaning To Score Over 16.5 Runs

Jack Leaning, a top-order batsman and an occasional off-spinner who was born in Bristol, learnt the game in Yorkshire but now plays for Kent. The 28-year-old was the backbone of Kent’s innings against Somerset in the opening encounter of the competition. Leaning remained unbeaten for 72 off 43 deliveries which comprised 2 fours and 5 sixes. Last season, Leaning amassed 321 runs from 14 matches averaging almost 29.18 which falls well above our target. His scores in the last five T20 Blast matches read 27, 0, 7, 50 & 5. Overall he has played 64 T20 Blast games in his career and has racked up 1432 runs averaging almost 29.20 which is certainly above our radar. He has played just four matches against Essex and has added 104 runs to his tally of total runs at an average of 52.0. He has been at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury 10 times in his career and has accumulated 338 runs at an average of 48.30. The right-handed batter holds an experience of about 78 T20 matches and has scored 1546 runs from them at an average of 30.31 which is certainly above our desired target. The numbers pretty much work in favour of this betting tip, thus making it a safe and a reliable one for this game. Head over to Pari Match and place your bet on Jack Leaning at odds of 1.87 to score over 16.5 runs from the KET vs ESS head-to-head contest.

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My Picks:

Kent To Score Over 23.5 Runs Before 1st Dismissal - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Daniel Bell-Drummond To Score Over 23.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Jack Leaning To Score Over 16.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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