Kent play Lancashire in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 final on Saturday, September 17 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Kent head into the final having beaten Hampshire by three wickets in the semi-finals in Southampton. An 84-ball 75 by Nick Gubbins and a quickfire 54 off 38 balls from Felix Organ helped Kent chase down a target of 311 with six balls to spare. They had earlier finished third on the points table (Group B) having won four out of their eight games and finished with nine points.
On the other hand, Lancashire finished second on the points table (Group B) with 11 points from eight games. They beat Sussex by 65 runs in the second semi-final at Hove. A century from Dane Vilas helped Lancashire post 319 in the first innings. Sussex were restricted to just 254 in the run chase as Liam Hurt picked three wickets with the ball for Lancashire. In the quarter-finals, Lancashire had earlier beaten Nottinghamshire by three wickets.
Kent vs Lancashire Royal London One-Day Cup 2022
Parimatch odds: Kent: 2.20, Lancashire: 1.65
Betway odds: Kent: 2.20, Lancashire: 1.61
Betwinner odds: Kent: 2.21, Lancashire: 1.665
10CRIC odds: Kent: 2.21, Lancashire: 1.65
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Kent vs Lancashire head-to-head
Lancashire have won 24 out of the 40 matches against Kent in the 50-over format. Kent have won 15 encounters between the two while one match ended in a tie.
Kent have won their last four games in this format while Lancashire have won three of their last four.
Kent beat Lancashire by two wickets in their previous encounter earlier this season.
Kent vs Lancashire Squads Royal London One-Day Cup 2022
Kent: Ben Compton, Joey Evison, Ollie Robinson (wicketkeeper), Joe Denly (captain), Harry Finch, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Harry Podmore, Hamidullah Qadri, Alex Blake, Nathan Gilchrist, Navdeep Saini, Tawanda Muyeye, Matt Quinn
Lancashire: Keaton Jennings (captain), George Lavelle (wicketkeeper), Luke Wells, Steven Croft, Rob Jones, Luke Williamson, Liam Hurt, Washington Sundar, Jack Blatherwick, Danny Lamb, Josh Bohannon, George Balderson, Jack Morley, George Bell, Tom Bailey, Will Williamson.
Kent vs Lancashire probable playing XI
Kent: Ben Compton, Joey Evison, Ollie Robinson (wicketkeeper), Joe Denly (captain), Harry Finch, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Harry Podmore, Hamidullah Qadri, Alex Blake, Nathan Gilchrist.
Lancashire: Luke Wells, Keaton Jennings (captain), Josh Bohannon, George Lavelle (wicketkeeper), Steven Croft, Rob Jones, George Balderson, Danny Lamb, Will Williamson, Liam Hurt, Tom Bailey.
Kent vs Lancashire combined fantasy XI Royal London One-Day Cup 2022
Ben Compton, Luke Wells, Ollie Robinson (wicketkeeper), Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft (captain), Darren Stevens, Rob Jones, Liam Hurt, Tom Bailey, Hamidullah Qadri, Nathan Gilchrist.
Kent top picks vs Lancashire Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 final
Ben Compton: The opening batter has scored 380 runs in nine matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 at an average of 42.22. Compton has scored five half-centuries and has a top score of 87 so far. The 28-year-old has scored 812 List A runs at an average of 47.76.
Hamidullah Qadri: The 21-year-old spinner has been the standout bowler for Kent this season. He has picked 14 wickets in nine games at an average of 32.50 and an economy of 5.90. Qadri is also the leading wicket-taker for Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022.
Lancashire top picks vs Kent Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 final
Tom Bailey: The medium pacer has picked 10 wickets in just six games for Lancashire this season at an average of 26.90 and an economy of just 4.70. Bailey has picked 40 wickets in 28 games in his List A career at an economy of 5.01. The 31-year-old has also picked 300 wickets in his First Class career.
Steven Croft: The veteran batter has scored 4,748 List A runs at an average of 37.98. He has once again proven to be Lancashire’s most trusted batter this season having scored 313 runs in eight innings at an average of 62.60. Croft also has a top score of an unbeaten 115 in the tournament this season.
Kent vs Lancashire Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 Prediction
Lancashire have historically done well against Kent in this format and will start as favourites to win the final. On the other hand, Kent have already beaten Lancashire in the group stage of this tournament and will give a tough fight although beating them again will be difficult.
Kent vs Lancashire Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 39°C
Wind: 20 km/h
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