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

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The first round match of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 between Essex and Worcestershire, Group 1 will be played at the County Ground, Chelmsford on April 8th, 2021.

LIVE - Essex vs Worcestershire, Group 1

Essex will be coached by Anthony McGrath and led by Tom Westley in the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021.

They finished as the Winners of the championship last year. Essex are part of Group 3 in LV= Insurance County Championship 2021.

Sir Alastair Cook (563, 65.3) was the leading run-scorer for the team in 2020 while Simon Harmer (38, 15.9) was their top wicket-taker.

The county has Peter Siddle (Australia – full season), Simon Harmer (South Africa – full season) as their overseas players this season.

Worcestershire will be coached by Alex Gidman and led by Joe Leach in the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021.

They finished Second (Central Group) last year. Worcestershire are part of Group 1 in LV= Insurance County Championship 2021.

Jake Libby (498, 55.33) was the leading run-scorer for the team in 2020 while Joe Leach (19, 25.78) was their top wicket-taker.

The county has Alzarri Joseph (West Indies – first seven matches) as their overseas player this season.

Let's have a look at the squads:

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, Simon Harmer (South Africa), Peter Siddle (Australia)

Worcestershire - Daryl Mitchell, Jake Libby, Thomas Charles Fell, Jack Haynes, Brett D'Oliveira, Riki Wessels, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard, Joe Leach (c), Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris, Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Gareth Roderick

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), Jake Libby (Worcestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Peter Siddle (Essex), Alzarri Joseph (Worcestershire)

Most Sixes – Sir Alastair Cook (Essex), Jake Libby (Worcestershire)

Player of the Match – Sir Alastair Cook

Team Scores Batting first – Essex 270+, Worcestershire 225+

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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