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Bell-Drummond targeting T20 success
Bell-Drummond targeting T20 success

After a frustrating start to the County Championship, Kent’s red ball skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond has been talking to KSN about the T20 Blast campaign.

The Spitfires return to Canterbury this weekend to face Somerset (Friday) and Middlesex (Sunday), with Bell-Drummond as “just” an integral part of the side.

“Obviously, I have enjoyed captaincy in the Championship, but it has been good to have Sam (Billings) come back in for the Blast and it allowed me to completely focus on myself and to help the team in different ways.”

“I enjoy doing both and it is a nice change, but I am already looking forward to the two Championship games that we have in the middle of the competition – I am enjoying both sides of it!” 

“There’s three weeks until we face Lancashire (at Canterbury), but the games are coming thick and fast and the focus for now is T20 and I’ve always got to be switched on and ready to go.” 

“I am really happy with my own form – I know that I can do more and am very hungry to keep going and I know that the second half of the season is going to have its own difficulties and we have to be more than ready.” 

“We have made a decent start to the T20s – Zak (Crawley) and myself have got off to some good scores in the Power-play – hopefully, I will be able to cash in a get a really big score in the next few games and make the good form count.”

“Somerset are a good team, and they are the holders after all and will be a massive challenge for us. Hopefully, we will show up and with the backing of our home crowd we will be hard to beat and giving our best.”

“We had two tight games against them last year – we know that they have match winners in many positions to still pose a threat. But it is the same with us, we bat very deep and I’ve no doubt that it will be a good game.” 

“We know how important it is to get a good start, especially at Canterbury. It is important to win games in general, but it is the first one here this summer and we all want to start well and give the crowd something to shout about…” 

“We have got to be consistent and make sure that when we get into match winning scenarios we try and get over the line.”

“We have a real partisan crowd who we know back us, and opposition players do not like playing here and hopefully they can keep that going – respectfully of course – that would be amazing.”

“You always feel a real energy here – it is not the biggest ground, but it is always packed; there may only be 5,000 in, but it feels like 25,000 and it’s great and we are looking forward to them doing that this weekend!”