Taunton trip could be too tough for Kent
Somerset can secure fifth T20 Blast home win on the spin
Somerset v Kent
Sky Sports Cricket, 4pm Saturday
Kent hosted Hampshire in the T20 Blast on Friday night before making a long trek to Taunton where Somerset should be backed to claim the South Group points.
Somerset’s home form in the Blast has been excellent, keeping them in the hunt for a place in the quarter-finals, and in their last four matches on their own patch they have beaten ante-post favourites Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Middlesex.
Kent won the reverse fixture impressively, chasing down a target of 181 in just 16.3 overs, but that was one of only two victories in their last seven outings.
When their batting clicks it can be brilliant – they nailed a target of 206 against Surrey for the loss of only two wickets early in the campaign – but middle-order collapses have cost them too frequently this summer.
Somerset are full of confidence at home as they demonstrated against Surrey last time out, recovering from 46-5 to 158-6 in a four-wicket victory.
Surrey’s classy bowlers don’t often let teams off the hook but James Hildreth’s cool unbeaten 45 and the lower-order hitting of Roelof van der Merwe and Craig Overton saw Somerset home with ten balls to spare.
After a rare Friday night off, Jim Allenby’s men will be raring to go as they pursue a fifth straight home win and Kent may struggle to end the hosts’ run.
Leicestershire are 7-4 for a home victory over Yorkshire in the North Group.
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