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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Sussex vs Essex - Round 3

County Ground, Hove
County Ground, Hove
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Round 3 match of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020, which takes the place of the County Championship 2020, will be played between Sussex and Essex at County Ground, Hove.

Sussex won their first match of the Bob Willis Trophy against Hampshire by 94 runs. However, the team suffered a big defeat against Kent in round two by an innings and 25 runs.

Sussex will be up against Essex who eked out a 2-wicket victory against Kent in round one and won by 169 runs in their next match.

Philip Salt has scored the most runs for Sussex with 167 runs from four innings at an average of over 40.

Ollie Robinson, after taking 8 wickets in the first match, has been included in England's bio-secure test bubble in place of Ben Stokes and the team will rely on Mitchell Claydon and George Garton to come up with the goods, which they failed to do in the last match.

It is hardly a surprise that Sir Alastair Cook remains the top run scorer for Essex with 158 runs from four innings at an average of close to 50. Adam Wheater is next with 148 runs from four matches.

Simon Harmer has picked the most wickets for the team and is sitting at the top of the wicket charts with 20 wickets from four innings at 13.80, including his best of 8/64.

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

Sussex - Philip Salt, Tom Haines, Harry Finch, Tom Clark, Ben Brown (c & wk), Delray Rawlins, George Garton, Stuart Meaker, Jack Carson, Henry Crocombe, Mitchell Claydon

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? - 

Who will win? – Essex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Philip Salt (Sussex), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell Claydon (Sussex), James Porter (Essex)

Most Sixes – Philip Salt (Sussex), Tom Westley (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Sussex 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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