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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: County Championship 2021 - Leicestershire vs Somerset, Group 2

Leicestershire County Ground
Leicestershire County Ground
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The third round match of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 between Leicestershire and Somerset, Group 2 will be played at Grace Road, Leicester from April 22nd, 2021.

LIVE -  Leicestershire vs Somerset, Group 2

Somerset are placed at the 4th spot in the County Championship 2021 Group 2 points table with 1 win and 1 loss from their 2 matches of the league. The team is with 17 points.

SM Davies is the top run-scorer for Somerset with 122 runs at a strike rate of 45. He has struck 19 fours. TB Abell also made 88 runs at a strike rate of 57 in the first match.

Craig Overton has been the best bowler for Somerset and has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 23 and an economy rate of 2.84.

Leicestershire are placed at the 5th spot in the County Championship 2021 Group 2 points table with 1 loss and 1 draw from their 2 matches of the league. The team is with 15 points.

Hassan Azad is the top run-scorer for Leicestershire with 244 runs at a strike rate of 43. He has struck 34 fours. LJ Hill has also made 207 runs at a strike rate of 60.

Chris Wright was the best bowler for Leicestershire in the first match and picked up 2 wickets while bowling at an average of 55 and an economy rate of 4.26. Gavin Griffiths and Colin Ackermann picked up 2 wickets each against Surrey.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:

Leicestershire - Hasan Azad, Samuel Evans, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermann (c), Lewis Hill, Harry Swindells (wk), Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson, Chris Wright, Gavin Griffiths, Alex Evans,  Dieter Klein, Rishi Patel 

Somerset - Tom Lammonby, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (c), James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Steven Davies (wk), Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Marchant de Lange, Jack Leach, Josh Davey,  Edward Byrom, Roelof van der Merwe

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Tom Abell (Somerset), Hassan Azad (Leicestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Craig Overton (Somerset), Chris Wright (Leicestershire)

Most Sixes – Tom Lammonby (Somerset), LJ Hill (Leicestershire)

Player of the Match –  Tom Abell

Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 380+, Leicestershire 300+

Match Handicap Somerset

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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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