Kent have been in great form so far this season and sit atop the South Group with 17 points to their name. They will be hoping to build on their currently two-point lead at the top with a win over Middlesex, who contrary to their name are nowhere in the middle but right at the foot of the points table.
Kent have eight victories to their name so far – more than any other club in their group. In late June, on back-to-back nights, they had failed to win either of their two matches, with the first being a 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of Somerset and the second being a washed out game.
Since then, they have beaten Surrey twice and regained the momentum they previously seemed to have lost. Their heroes in their last game were their bowlers, who had restricted Surrey to just 128-7 before Kent top order chased down that target with ease and nine wickets to spare.
Middlesex are on a two-match losing streak that has seen them taking Ls from Somerset and Gloucestershire.
They are rooted to the bottom of the group standings with just seven points to their name. They have won just three of their 12 matches so far this season.
Their haul of seven points is the lowest not only in the South Group but also in North. There has been some improvement on the batting front of late though, with their batters managing to avoid any major collapses.