Defending champions Kent Spitfires will take on former champions Middlesex in their sixth match of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Sunday, June 5, in Canterbury, from 6.30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The teams are a part of the South Group in the Vitality T20 Blast - the English domestic T20 tournament involving county teams from England and Wales. 

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex: Vitality T20 Blast 2022 standings

Kent Spitfires are off to the worst possible start this season having lost all five of their first matches. Kent Spitfires are sitting on the eighth spot above Hampshire with a net run rate of -1.031. 

Middlesex, meanwhile, slipped to the fourth place on the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 South Group points table after suffering a five-wicket loss against Sussex in their last match. Middlesex have a net run rate of 0.610 with three wins from four matches.

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

  • Dafabet: Kent Spitfires 2.26 vs Middlesex 1.67
  • Bet365: Kent Spitfires 2.20, Middlesex 1.66
  • Parimatch: Kent Spitfires 2.12, Middlesex 1.67
  • 4RaBet: Kent Spitfires 2.24, Middlesex 1.66

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex head-to-head

Kent and Middlesex have faced off against each other 29 times in the past. Middlesex hold a slight head-to-head advantage by winning 15 of those matches and losing 14. However, Kent Spitfires have won the last two matches played between them.

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex probable playing XI

Kent Spitfires:  Daniel Bell-Drummond, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Sam Billings (captain and wicket-keeper), Alex Blake, Grant Stewart, Jack Leaning, Matt Milnes, Tim Groenewald, Fred Klaassen, Qais Ahmed.

Middlesex: Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi (captain), Joe Cracknell, Jack Davies, Martin Andersson, John Simpson (wicket-keeper), Luke Hollman, Chris Green, Toby Roland-Jones, Thilan Walallawita, Jason Behrendorff.

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex top picks

Kent Spitfires: Much will rest upon captain Sam Billings (122 runs in five innings) and top-order batsman Joe Denly (117 runs in five innings) to provide much-needed stability in the batting order. Left-arm pacer Fred Klaassen (six wickets from five matches) will be Kent’s pick of the bowlers.

Middlesex: Toby Roland-Jones (nine wickets in four matches) will be Middlesex’s chief destroyer with the ball. He will have a crucial role to play against the fragile batting of Kent on Sunday. Captain Stephen Eskinazi (147 runs in four matches) will look to be an anchor in the batting. 

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction

Kent and Middlesex have had contrasting starts to their campaign. Despite being the defending champions, odds are stacked against Kent Spitfires who will have to play extremely well to make a comeback into the tournament. 

Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 19°C

Precipitation: 70%

Humidity: 83%

Wind: 18 km/h