Kent and Middlesex will lock horns at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on Friday at the ongoing edition of the T20 Blast.
Kent started the season on an impressive note after steamrolling past Hampshire by 38 runs in their opener. Batting first, Kent posted 176/6 in 20 overs, courtesy of some brilliant knocks by their top-order batsmen.
In response, Hampshire could get only 139 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets. Kent will look to continue their fine run in the 2021 edition of the T20 Blast.
Meanwhile, Middlesex had a forgettable outing in their season opener after they lost to Surrey by a big margin of 54 runs. Surrey posted a whopping total of 223/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Middlesex finished their innings at 169 for the loss of nine wickets. They will look to work on their mistakes and come up with a favorable result when they meet Kent.
On that note, here are three players you can pick as the captain or vice-captain of your Dream11 fantasy team for the T20 Blast match between Kent and Middlesex.
#3 Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling has been consistent of late in the limited-overs format. He has been continuing his international form in the T20 Blast as well, scoring a 28-ball 58 in his team’s opening match.
The Middlesex opener’s knock was laced with five fours and four sixes. He steamrolled opposition bowlers during his stay in the first half of the innings. However, Stirling will look to play some bigger innings going forward.
#2 Daniel Bell-Drummond
Kent skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond is known for smacking bowlers out of the park right from the first over. He maintained a similar strategy in the first game as he smashed 42 runs from 23 balls.
Bell-Drummond's powerful knock helped the team beat Hampshire by 38 runs. The Kent captain is expected to aim for a longer innings this time around. He will look to lead his side from the front and be a role mode for the youngsters in the team.
#1 Joe Denly
Joe Denly opened both batting and bowling duties for Kent in their season opener against Hampshire. Though he wasn’t successful with the ball, he did a brilliant job with the willow.
Denly smacked the ball at a strike rate of 191 and opposition bowlers had no proper plan to contain him. With Denly getting a chance at bowling with the new ball, he will be an obvious choice for a multiplier in this game.