Kishen Velani: Essex in 'great one-day place'

Kishen Velani
Kishen Velani has played 25 senior games for Essex across all formats

Essex batsman Kishen Velani is pleased with how his side are progressing in the limited-overs formats.

Essex are through to the T20 Blast quarter-finals and currently sit top of the South Group in the One-Day Cup.

"The team's in a great place, especially in white-ball cricket," 20-year-old Velani told BBC Essex.

"We've won five of our last seven T20 games and now won our first two one-dayers. Hopefully we keep this momentum going throughout the competition."

Essex's 152-run victory over Warwickshire on Wednesday was built on a 191-run opening partnership between Tom Westley and Mark Pettini, with both hitting centuries.

"Tom Westley and Mark Pettini batted fantastically; they set the platform for us," said Velani.

"With the strength of our batting, that's all we can ask for - to keep wickets at the end and then the lower order can come in and bat freely."

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