Match Preview: Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Men’s First Team

Vitality Blast

Match Preview: Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires

Kent Spitfires contest their second away match in consecutive days with a Vitality Blast clash against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

The Spitfires will be looking to bounce-back from their first defeat of the tournament at the hands of Somerset.

Despite the loss at Taunton, the Spitfires still sit comfortably in the top half of the South Group, having earned six points from their three victories so far.

Jack Leaning is Kent’s highest run-scorer of the tournament so far, with 157 in four matches, including two half-centuries.

Fred Klaassen’s eight wickets at 15.75 puts the Netherlands international at the forefront of Kent’s bowlers so far in T20 cricket this season.

Last time out

Kent Spitfires fell to their first defeat of the 2021 Vitality Blast against Somerset at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

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Having been 53 for three, the hosts did well to post 204 for seven, Tom Abell leading the way with 68 off 33 balls and 20-year-old Lewis Goldsworthy making 48. Kent’s Grant Stewart claimed a new career-best three for 33.

Despite an impressive 48 off 23 deliveries from Zak Crawley, Kent were bowled out for 157 in the 18th over, Marchant de Lange finishing with three for 18.

Opposition Report

Following a defeat to Surrey at the Kia Oval on Monday, Glamorgan have one win and two losses so far in the Vitality Blast South Group.

Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne tops Glamorgan’s run charts with 226, including a career-best 93* against Gloucestershire.

Both Labuschagne, Dan Douthwaite and Andrew Salter have four wickets to their name in the tournament so far.

Monday night’s defeat at group leaders Surrey saw the Australian record a third successive half-century in three innings for Glamorgan in the Vitality Blast, while Nick Selman scored 43 to follow up his 65 in the home victory against Essex on Sunday.

In the eight T20 matches contested between Kent & Glamorgan since 2003, Kent have won four, Glamorgan three, and one tie.

Glamorgan squad in full: Chris Cooke (Captain), Kiran Carlson, Dan Douthwaite, Colin Ingram, Marnus Labuschagne, David Lloyd, Michael Neser, Andrew Salter, Nick Selman, Prem Sisodiya, Ruaidhri Smith, Callum Taylor, Timm van der Gugten, James Weighell.

Live Streaming

Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires will be embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website, with pictures coming via Glamorgan CCC.

Team News

The Spitfires’ 15-strong squad remains unchanged from the visit to Somerset, with Daniel Bell-Drummond continuing to be the Spitfires’ captain.

Tim Groenewald (knee) and Heino Kuhn (calf) remain unavailable for this match.

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