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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Essex vs Surrey - Round 2

Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
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Round 2 match of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020, which takes the place of the County Championship 2020, will be played between Essex and Surrey at County Ground, Chelmsford.


Essex would consider themselves fortunate to eke out a 2-wicket victory against Kent in their round 1 match of the Bob Willis trophy. James Porter was their best bowler in the first innings and pocketed a 4-wicket haul. Samuel Cook and Simon Harmer also contributed with two wickets each.

Harmer stepped up his game in the final innings to bag a 4-wicket haul as James Porter and Samuel Cook shared 5 wickets between them.

Among their batsmen, Ryan ten Doeschate scored 78 while Nick Browne added 61 in the first innings. Sir Alastair Cook was their top scorer with 66 in the second innings while Feroze Khushi also chipped in with 45.

Surrey suffered a 190-run defeat against Middlesex in their round one match of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020. Skipper Rikki Clarke was their best bowler in the first innings and picked up three wickets. Daniel Moriarty claimed a 5-er in the second innings but it was too late by then.

It was their batsmen who disappointed them. After getting bowled out for 282 in the first innings with Borthwick being their top scorer with 92 and 80 from wicketkeeper Jamie Smith, they skittled out for just 123 in the second innings despite 40s from Ryan Patel and Jamie Smith.

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

Surrey - Scott Borthwick, Jordan Clark, Rikki Clarke (c), Matt Dunn, Will Jacks, Daniel Moriarty, Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith (wk), Mark Stoneman, James Taylor, Amar Virdi 

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) – Jamie Smith (Surrey), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Daniel Moriarty (Surrey), James Porter (Essex)

Most Sixes – Jamie Smith (Surrey), Tom Westley (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 280+, Essex 330+

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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