How will Kent – who last won the tournament in 2007 – fare in the 2020 T20 Blast?
Last year’s finish: 5th in the South Group
Tournament history: Kent won the tournament in 2007 – Joe Denly and Darren Stevens are the two survivors from that line-up – and they finished runners-up the following year. They’ve had little to shout about since, with their last Finals Day appearance coming in 2009.
Key player: Zak Crawley. England’s new red-ball star can do a job against the white, too. He had a solid Blast season in 2019, racking up 307 runs at 27.90 at an impressive strike rate of 145. He’s in rather decent nick, if you hadn’t heard.
2020 T20 Blast Kent Squad
Sam Billings (c), Joe Denly, Harry Podmore, Darren Stevens, Heino Kuhn, Ivan Thomas, Matt Milnes, Grant Stewart, Alex Blake, Imran Qayyum, Zak Crawley, Nathan Gilchrist, Fred Klaassen, Ollie Robinson, Jordan Cox, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Calum Haggett, Jack Leaning, Tim Groenewald, Marcus O’Riordan, Hamidullah Qadri
2020 T20 Blast Kent Fixtures
Thursday 27th v Hampshire (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Saturday 29th v Middlesex (Lord’s)
Tuesday 1st v Surrey (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Thursday 3rd v Sussex (County Ground, Hove)
Saturday 5th v Essex (Kia Oval)
Saturday 12th v Sussex (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Monday 14th v Hampshire (Ageas Bowl)
Wednesday 16th v Middlesex (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Friday 18th v Essex (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Sunday 20th v Surrey (Kia Oval)