Kent will face a trio of friendly matches against Division One opposition to prepare for the Specsavers County Championship season.
Pre-season preparations step up with a two-day match against Hampshire at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Thursday 15 March (11am) before a return match a week later at The Ageas Bowl.
Following a three-day match against Oxford MCCU starting at Canterbury on Sunday 1 April, oldest rivals Surrey visit the same venue for a two-day match on Thursday 5 April. Entry to pre-season matches are free of charge.
The 2018 Championship season starts with the visit of Gloucestershire to The Spitfire Ground on Friday 13 April (11am).