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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Essex vs Middlesex

Chelmsford, Essex
Chelmsford, Essex
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The 5th round match of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020 will be played between Essex and Middlesex at County Ground, Chelmsford.


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Middlesex are placed at the 3rd spot in the South group points table of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020. The team is with 59 points from 4 matches after 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

Nick Gubbins has been the top run-scorer for Middlesex with 332 runs from 4 matches. He has scored at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 59, with the best of 192. Max Holden has also scored 262 runs at 32.

Tim Murtagh has been their top bowler with 21 wickets from 3 matches. He has bowled at an average of 11 and an economy of 2.07, with the best of 5/34.

They will face Essex who are placed at the top of the leaderboard with 70 points after 4 matches. The team has won 3 and drawn 1 game.

Sir Alastair Cook has scored the most runs for the county with 333 runs from 4 matches at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 54. He has the best of 129*.

Among the bowlers, Simon Harmer has picked up 28 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 13 and an economy of 2.39, with the best of 8/64.

 Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams: 

Middlesex - Sam Robson, Max Holden, Nick Gubbins, Stephen Eskinazi (c), Martin Andersson, John Simpson (wk), James Harris, Nathan Sowter, Thilan Walallawita, Miguel Cummins, Tim Murtagh

Essex - Sir Alastair Cook, Nick Browne, Tom Westley (c), Varun Chopra, Feroze Khushi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Samuel Cook, James Porter, Matthew Quinn 

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Essex

Who will win? – Essex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Simon Harmer (Essex)

Most Sixes – Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Middlesex 250+, Essex 300+

 Match Handicap Essex

 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

 

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