Sussex will square off against defending champions Kent in match 19 of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 at County Ground in Hove on Sunday, May 29. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by wicket-keeper batter Sam Billings, Kent defeated Somerset by 25 runs in the final to clinch the Vitality T20 Blast title last year. Earlier, Kent had topped the South Group standings, registering nine wins and four losses in 14 matches.
On the other hand, Sussex had finished third in the South Group standings last season with 17 points from 14 matches. The Luke Wright-led side had lost to Kent by 21 runs in the semi-finals last year.
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Sussex vs Kent recent form
Both Sussex and Kent have made a disappointing start to the ongoing edition of Vitality T20 Blast. Under new captain Ravi Bopara, Sussex suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Glamorgan in their first match of the tournament and then lost to Gloucestershire by 41 runs in their second match.
Meanwhile, reigning champions Kent succumbed to an eight-wicket loss to Somerset in their opening fixture and followed it up with a four-wicket defeat to Essex on Friday.
Sussex: L, L, L, W, W
Kent: L, L, W, W, W
Sussex vs Kent head-to-head
Kent have a superior head-to-head record against Sussex in the T20 format, winning 15 of the 27 matches that they have played so far. Sussex have secured 12 victories.
In their last five encounters in the Vitality T20 Blast, Kent and Sussex have won two matches each while one game was abandoned.
Last five matches:
Kent won by 21 runs
Sussex won by 4 wickets
Match abandoned without a bowl bowled
Sussex won by 8 wickets
Kent won by 1 run
Sussex vs Kent prediction and cricket betting tips for Vitality T20 Blast 2022
Sussex have the odds in their favour against Kent going into Sunday’s clash. However, both teams will look to end their winless run in the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 and hence, we can expect a close encounter.
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