MID vs KENT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 16, 2023

MID vs KENT Match Prediction - Jun 16, 2023

In one of the South Group games of the Vitality T20 Blast for the 2023 season, Middlesex will take on Kent. This crucial match will be played under the lights at the historical venue of Lords in London. Let's look at the match prediction, pitch report, and betting tips for this contest.

Middlesex vs Kent Head-To-Head

The Kent Spitfires have played as many as 31 games against Middlesex Panthers so far in the T20 Blast. The Kent Spitfires have won 15 games while Middlesex Panthers have won 16. There is nothing much that separates the two in terms of head-to-head between the two teams. The average number of runs scored by Kent Spitfires in these contests is 159.3 while the Middlesex Panthers have scored 152.6 runs at an average against Kent. The largest total attained by Kent Spitfires in these games is 209 runs while the Middlesex outfit has scored 210 runs as their largest total.

Middlesex vs Kent Live Streaming and Broadcast

This contest between Middlesex Panthers and Kent Spitfires can be viewed on Sky Sports channel in England on TV. The encounter can also be enjoyed via live streaming on the Sky Go website and app. Even cricket enthusiasts in India can watch the game live on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of the contest can be watched on the SonyLiv app and site.

MID vs KENT Team Previews


The Middlesex team is still in the doldrums in the Vitality T20 Blast for the 2023 season. They have played 8 games and are still searching for their first win of the season. They played well in their last game against Sussex though coming within 4 runs of the victory during their chase. The Sussex team batted first and set a reasonable target of 181 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The top run-getter for them was Shadab Khan who scored 59 runs from just 30 balls to set a good platform for the Sussex bowlers.

The Middlesex skipper was mainly responsible for this valiant attempt. He scored 94 not out and kept his team in contention till the last ball of the inning was bowled. He needed to hit the last ball of the Middlesex innings for a six but failed to do so. Even for Sussex, this was just the second victory of the season. It was thanks mainly to the efforts of the Pakistani international Shadab Khan who hit 59 runs from 30 balls. Middlesex bowlers did make a good start to their bowling effort and were in control in the first powerplay.

Middlesex bowlers managed to get rid of Tom Alsop and Michael Burgess quickly. But they could not get rid of Shadab Khan fast enough. Middlesex was off to another bad start when Joe Cracknell succeeded in lobbing a delivery from Fynn Hudson-Prentice to the fielder at mid-on. But the Middlesex skipper Eskinazi took control of the innings after that and brought them close to the target. Eskinazi raced to his fifty in 31 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. He was involved in an 85-run stand with Pieter Malan that was ended by the experienced Ravi Bopara.

Middlesex Playing 11

Stephen Eskinazi, Luke Hollman, Joe Cracknell, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, John Simpson, Jack Davies, Joshua De Caires, Martin Andersson, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen.


Unlike Middlesex, the Kent outfit is going into this game with a victory to their credit in their last game against Hampshire. During this South Group day-night affair in Canterbury on 9th June the Hampshire team batted first and scored 177 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their quota of 20 overs. The Kent batting order was up to the mark for this chase and reached the target in 19.3 overs with 3 balls remaining. They reached the target with 6 wickets to spare. After dismissing the leading run-getter for Hampshire James Vince quickly the Kent supporters began to feel joy.

This unlikely win was achieved thanks to the efforts of Daniel Bell-Drummond. He scored 89 runs from 55 deliveries and managed to get the run chase off to a great start. He was also responsible for taking the chase close to the target. By the time Bell-Drummond was dismissed the game was pretty much spoken for. Just 18 runs from 20 balls were required when he got out. The Kent skipper Sam Billings brought the target close with a sweep for four. JM Cox and JA Leaning completed the last rites for Kent to register a great win for Kent after 6 matches.

The Kent openers have always provided hope in the otherwise dismal showing by the Kent batters this season. They were right on the money once again and provided an opening stand of 59 runs. This stand was brought to a halt in the last over of the powerplay. The leading run-getter for Kent was Bell-Drummond who had scored just 158 runs till this match from 6 matches. Fred Klaassen and Grant Stewart were the top bowlers for Kent during the Hampshire inning, picking up 2 wickets each. Kane Richardson and Michael Hogan also picked up a wicket apiece.

Kent Playing 11

Tawanda Muyeye, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, George Linde, Jack Leaning, Grant Stewart, Fred Klaassen, Kane Richardson, Michael Hogan.

MID vs KENT Toss Prediction

The Lord’s Cricket Stadium has always offered a bit of assistance to the bowlers with the batters struggling on it. This help will be in the initial portion of the game and the opening batters will have to handle it. But otherwise, the pitch will hold for the entire duration of the match. So, the skipper winning the toss might want to chase on this track.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The presence of the dew factor will be a major consideration for the teams. As this game will be a day-night offer, controlling the ball during the second innings will be difficult for the bowlers and fielders. The average first innings total at this venue is 161.6 runs in T20 games. The average second innings total at the venue is 137.8 runs. In the last 5 T20 international games played on this venue, the side batting first has won 3 games while the side bowling first has won 2.

You can expect a sunny day during the match with temperatures getting close to 24 degrees. There is a chance of getting relative humidity in the region of 36% and there is a likelihood of getting cloud cover during the match. You can also expect winds in the region of 15 km/hr.

MID vs KENT Betting Tips

The Middlesex team has an atrocious record in this year's Vitality T20 Blast. They have not recorded a win in 8 games so far. Kent on the other hand has succeeded in winning a game in this last contest. You can bet with Kent to win the match and improve their position in the points table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Stevie Eskinazi to score more than 24 runs in the match.



Stevie Eskinazi almost took the Middlesex unit to a win single-handedly in their last game. You can bet on him to top score for his team again.

  1. 10CRIC


    Middlesex to score more than 72 runs in the match.



Although the Middlesex top order has not clicked so far in the competition it is a good one. The skipper can inspire them to score more than 72 runs from their first ten overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Middlesex to score more than 7 runs in the second over of their inning.



Middlesex openers might take a bit of time for settling down in the first over of their innings. You can bet on them to score more than 7 runs in the second over.

Today Match Prediction

Kent To Win the Match, 1.58

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Who will win MID vs KENT

Middlesex 64.58% (31)
Kent 35.42% (17)
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