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Kent Spitfires squad to face Hampshire in NatWest T20 Blast at Ageas Bowl

Thursday 21st May 2015

Kent make one change to the side that beat Sussex Sharks last week for this Friday's NatWest T20 Blast match at Hampshire.

Spinner James Tredwell misses out with a side strain and Adam Riley returns to the T20 squad as Kent seek to build on back-to-back wins in 20-over and four-day cricket.

The win against Sussex Sharks at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence last Friday could be the springboard to kickstart Kent's season.

Head coach Jimmy Adams said: "Our players handled pressure exceptionally well last game and have given us a good start to the tournament. We hope to build on this at Hampshire."

Kent Spitfires squad: 17 Sam Northeast (capt), 23 Daniel Bell-Drummond, 6 Joe Denly, 20 Sam Billings (wkt), 30 Fabian Cowdrey, 3 Darren Stevens, 10 Alex Blake, 26 Matt Coles, 25 Calum Haggett, 18 David Griffiths, 33 Adam Riley, 24 Adam Ball, 8 Mitch Claydon.

Hampshire squad:14 James Vince (captain), 15 Michael Carberry, 4 Jimmy Adams, 3 Owais Shah, 7 Sean Ervine, 2 Will Smith, 8 Liam Dawson, 25 Chris Wood, 99 Yasir Arafat, 82 Fidel Edwards, 19 Danny Briggs, 31 David Wheater, 13 Gareth Berg.

Hampshire v Kent Spitfires

• Hampshire have won eight of their last 10 T20s against Kent Spitfires.

• Eight of the last nine contests between these teams have been won by the team batting first.

• Jimmy Adams scored off 24 of the 25 balls he faced against Essex last week – his 4% is the lowest dot ball percentage this season, 20+ balls faced.

• Joe Denly has scored 30 of his 37 runs this season in boundaries, the highest percentage (81.1%) of those facing 20+ balls.

• James Tredwell and Danny Briggs need one wicket and two wickets respectively to reach 100 victims in domestic T20s for their current clubs.