Billings full of belief with Kent

17 September 2021 22:23:55 GMTPlus11
Sam Billings hopes Kent can win on T20 Blast Finals Day

Kent Spitfires captain Sam Billings insists he has full faith in his team delivering at T20 Blast Finals Day and says he relishes playing in these big games.

Kent are 4.00 to be named T20 Blast champions on Saturday and they are 2.20 to win their semi-final showdown with Sussex, who are 1.66 to make the final at their expense.

The four teams involved in Finals Day at Edgbaston came from the South Group and Kent finished top of the pile.

The Spitfires won nine of their 14 games to lead home Somerset, Sussex and Hampshire and they were in imperious form in their quarter-final clash with Birmingham.

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Kent booked their place at Finals Day for the first time in 12 years with an emphatic 21-run success over the Bears.

Captain Billings led from the front with 56 runs off just 32 balls and the England international, who is a lifelong Kent fan, has high hopes for his talented team at Edgbaston.

Speaking to the Kent Online, the Pembury-born wicket-keeper said: "From a mindset point-of-view, having won the group and having four South teams there, we can take confidence from that knowing, if we play our best cricket, we will be fine.

"If we stick to the process that has allowed us to play so consistently, we will be absolutely fine."

He added: "I think one of our biggest strengths is our fielding. It makes a difference mentally because, as a batter, you think 'Jeez, wherever I hit this, these guys are right on it'.

"I enjoy being in these big games. It's something, hopefully, I can thrive off on finals day."

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