Kent will face Durham in one of five games on the first day of the 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup. The Kent County Cricket Ground in Beckenham will be the venue for this Group A game.
Kent was a pretty inconsistent team in the 50-over format. In the history of the Royal London One-Day Cup, they have a 47% win rate. They reached the final in the 2018 season but flopped in the 2019 season, where they won only two of the eight group stage games.
The team led by Ollie Robinson will want to improve on this record. Their current form was excellent as they led the southern group in the Vitality T20 Blast with nine wins and four losses.
Durham, on the other hand, has a slightly better record than Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup. You have a win rate of 54.34 and a profit and loss balance of 25-21 in the 50-over contest. In addition, Durham was the first master of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
However, in the 2019 edition, they won four and lost two while washing out two games. Durham are also not at their best in white ball cricket this season as they only had five wins in the Vitality T20 Blast and didn’t make it to the quarterfinals.
Squad to choose from
Kent: Ollie Robinson (c), Harry Finch, Nathan Gilchrist, Joe Gordon, Heino Kuhn, James Logan, Matt Milnes, George Munsey, Tawanda Muyeye, Marcus O’Riordan, Harry Podmore, Hamid Qadri, Matt Quinn, Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart
Durham: Scott Borthwick (c), Alex Lees, Graham Clark, Cameron Bancroft, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley, Chris Rushworth, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Paul van Meekeren, Jack Campbell, Harry Crawshaw
Predicted Game XIs
Kent: George Munsey, Heino Kuhn, Ollie Robinson (c), Harry Finch, Tawanda Muyeye, Joe Gordon, Marcus O’Riordan, Darren Stevens, Matt Milnes, Harry Podmore, Hamid Qadri, Matthew Quinn
Durham: Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Cameron Bancroft, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley (wk), Alex Lees, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Borthwick (c), Paul van Meekeren, Jack Campbell, Chris Rushworth
Game: Kent versus Durham
Date: July 22, 2021, 3:30 p.m. IST
Conference location: Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham
The Kent County Cricket Ground at Beckenham is likely a good ground to hit. The ball will likely get on the racket well, and the rackets will most likely be able to play strokes upwards. However, there might be something for the fast bowlers as they could get some movement early with the new ball.
Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Dream 11 Fantasy Proposals
Fantasy suggestion # 1: Ollie Robinson, Cameron Bancroft, Harry Finch, George Munsey, Sean Dickson, David Bedingham, Darren Stevens, Scott Borthwick, Matt Quinn, Liam Trevaskis, Matt Milnes
Captain: Darren Stevens Vice captain: Cameron Bancroft
Fantasy suggestion # 2: Ollie Robinson, Cameron Bancroft, Harry Finch, Graham Clark, Sean Dickson, Darren Stevens, Marcus O’Riordan, Chris Rushworth, Harry Podmore, Liam Trevaskis, Matt Milnes
Captain: Harry Finch Vice captain: Liam Trevaskis