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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC

Reece Topley will be on England duty
Reece Topley will be on England duty
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The next South group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Sussex Sharks and Surrey CCC Rapids at County Ground, Hove.

Sussex vs Surrey, South Group, Vitality Blast

Sussex Sharks finished at the top of their Vitality Blast group last year. The team ended the group stage with 8 wins and 3 losses from 14 matches. They won their quarter-final against Worcestershire.

They will be up against Surrey CCC who finished at the second-last place in their group after the league stage with 5 wins and 7 losses from 14 matches.

Philip Salt was the top scorer for Sussex Sharks in the last Blast season with 406 runs from 14 matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 161. He scored four half-centuries last year with the best of 78*.

Reece Topley picked up 17 wickets for Sussex Sharks from 11 matches with best figures of 4/33. He bowled at an average of 17 and an economy of 8.47.

With Topley picked as a reserve for the Pakistan T20Is, the responsibility to be the bowling spearhead will fall on the buff shoulders of Tymal Mills.

Among the available players, Will Jacks was the highest run-scorer for Surrey CCC last year with 272 runs from 13 matches at an average of 20 and a strike rate of 151. He scored one half-century with the best of 63.

Their top wicket-taker, Imrah Tahir won't be available this year. Tom Curran picked up 17 wickets from 10 matches with best figures of 3/3. He bowled at an average of 17 and an economy of 9.19. He too, will be unavailable for the first few games due to the Pakistan series.

Spinner Amar Virdi will have to step up in the absence of team's key bowlers.

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

Surrey - Will Jacks, Mark Stoneman, Sam Curran, Rikki Clarke, Jordan Clark, Jamie Smith, Liam Plunkett, Jade Dernbach (c), Gus Atkinson, Morne Morkel, Amar Virdi

Sussex Sharks - Luke Wright (c), Phil Salt, Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, Ben Brown, David Wiese, Danny Briggs, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Tymal Mills


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sussex

Who will win? – Sussex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Will Jacks (Surrey), Philip Salt (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Amar Virdi (Surrey), Tymal Mills (Sussex)

Most Sixes – Will Jacks (Surrey), Philip Salt (Sussex)

Man of the Match –  Philip Salt

Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 160+, Sussex 170+

Match Handicap Sussex

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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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