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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: County Championship 2021 - Essex vs Durham, Group 1

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The second round match of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 between Essex and Durham, Group 1 will be played at the County Ground, Chelmsford from April 15th, 2021.

LIVE - Essex vs Durham, Group 1

Essex drew their first match of the County Championship 2021.

T Westley is the top run-scorer for Essex with 231 runs at a strike rate of 52. He has struck 33 fours. AJA Wheater has also made 87 runs at a strike rate of 58.

SJ Cook has been the best bowler for Essex and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 25 and an economy rate of 2.70.

Durham drew their first match of the County Championship 2021.

DG Bedingham is the top run-scorer for Durham with 237 runs at a strike rate of 74. He has struck 27 fours and 3 sixes. EJH Eckersley has also made 132 runs at a strike rate of 63.

MET Salisbury has been the best bowler for Durham and has picked up 6 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 3.44.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Essex - Sir Alastair Cook, Nick Browne, Tom Westley (c), Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook, James Porter, Matthew Quinn, Shane Snater, Feroze Khushi

Durham - Alex Lees (c), Michael Jones, Scott Borthwick, David Bedingham, Jack Burnham, Stuart Poynter (wk), Brydon Carse, Ned Eckersley, Matt Salisbury, Ben Raine, Chris Rushworth, Paul Coughlin, Alex Thomson

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Essex

Who will win? – Essex

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), DG Bedingham (Durham)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – SJ Cook (Essex), MET Salisbury (Durham)

Most Sixes – Daniel Lawrence (Essex), DG Bedingham (Durham)

Player of the Match –  Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Essex 470+, Durham 325+

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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