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

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The first round match of the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 between Warwickshire and Derbyshire, Group 1 will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on April 8th, 2021

LIVE -  Warwickshire vs Derbyshire, Group 1

Warwickshire will be coached by Mark Robinson and led by Will Rhodes in the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021. 

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

Will Rhodes (423, 52.88) was the leading run-scorer for the team in 2020 while Olly Hannon-Dalby (25, 20,92) was their top wicket-taker.

The county has Hanuma Vihari as their overseas player this season for at least the first three matches after South Africa's Pieter Malan failed to acquire a visa due to travel restrictions related to the pandmeic.

Derbyshire will be coached by Dave Houghton and led by Billy Godleman in the LV= Insurance County Championship 2021. 

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

Leus du Plooy (296, 42.28) was the leading run-scorer for the team in 2020 while Matt Critchley (17, 26.88) was their top wicket-taker.

The county has Billy Stanlake (Australia - full season), Dustin Melton (Zimbabwe - full season) as their overseas players this season.


Let's have a look at the squads:

Warwickshire - Will Rhodes (c), Robert Yates, Sam Hain, Michael Burgess (wk), Matthew Lamb, Tim Bresnan, Alex Thomson, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Olly Stone, Ryan Sidebottom, Hanuma Vihari (India), Danny Briggs, Manraj Johal (youth), Jacob Bethell

Derbyshire - Billy Godleman (c), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein (wk), Matt McKiernan, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Michael Cohen, Samuel Conners, Ben Aitchison, Dustin Melton (Zimbabwe), Billy Stanlake (Australia), Brooke Guest, Nick Potts (youth)

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Warwickshire

Who will win? – Warwickshire

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Will Rhodes (Warwickshire), Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Olly Hannon-Dalby (Warwickshire), Matt Critchley (Derbyshire)

Most Sixes – Will Rhodes (Warwickshire), Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire)

Player of the Match –  Olly Hannon-Dalby

Team Scores Batting first – Warwickshire 240+, Derbyshire 225+

 Match Handicap Warwickshire

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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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