Match 1 of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 will see defending champions Kent taking on last season’s runners-up Somerset at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on Wednesday, May 25. The match will start at 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Kent vs Somerset odds for Vitality T20 Blast 2022
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Kent vs Somerset recent form
While Wednesday’s match is going to open this season’s proceedings, Kent’s last appearance in Vitality T20 Blast came in the last season’s final against Somerset itself. The team rode on Jordan Cox’s unbeaten 58 off 28 balls to post 167/7 in 20 overs.
In response, Somerset could only muster 142/9 as they lost the match by 25 runs.
For Somerset, before their loss in the final, the team had enjoyed a four-match unbeaten run during which they defeated Hampshire, Lancashire, Gloucs and Glamorgan.
Interestingly enough, both Kent and Somerset have lost just one of their last five matches in the competition.
Kent: W, W, W, L, W
Somerset: L, W, W, W, W
Kent vs Somerset head to head
In a total of 19 games between the two teams, Kent have won a whopping 13 matches while Somerset have managed just six wins. Three of those six wins, however, have come in their last five matches.
As for Kent, they went on an 11-game unbeaten run against Somerset between May 2014 to July 2019.
Last five matches:
Kent won by 25 runs
Somerset won by 10 wickets
Somerset won by 47 runs
Somerset won by 55 runs
Kent won by 41 runs
Kent vs Somerset prediction and cricket betting tips for Vitality T20 Blast 2022
It’s rather easier to understand why the odds for this match are so competitive. Historically, Kent have enjoyed the upper hand against Somerset, but the latter has somehow managed to shift the momentum in recent times. Barring their defeat in the final last season, Somerset defeated Kent three times in a row.
Kent, being the defending champions, have the odds slightly in their favour for Wednesday’s match.
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