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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship Division 1 - Kent v Essex

Daniel Bell-Drummond
Daniel Bell-Drummond
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The next match of the County Championship Division 1 will be played between Kent and Essex at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

As the County Championship resumes once again after a long layoff, Kent will take on Essex. Essex are placed at the top of the County Championship Division 1 points table with seven wins and one loss from 10 matches. Two of their games have ended in draws as the team has 169 points.

On the other hand, Kent are place at the fifth place in the leaderboard with three wins and four losses from 10 matches. Three of their games have ended in draws and the team is with 116 points.

It does not come as a surprise that Sir Alastair Cook is currently the leading run-scorer for Essex with 701 runs from 10 matches at an average of 45, with one century and five half-centuries. Daniel Lawrence is next to him with 549 runs at an average of just about 40 with five half-centuries.

On the bowling front, Simon Harmer is the leading wicket-taker not only for Essex but the entire County Championship Division 1 with 65 wickets from just 10 matches at an average of 17.

Daniel Bell-Drummond has 724 runs from 10 matches at an average of 40 with one century and four half-centuries. Just next to him is Zak Crawley with 708 runs from nine matches at an average of over 40 with two centuries and four half-centuries.

With the ball Matt Milnes has 43 wickets from 10 matches with best match figures of 7-115. Harry Podmore has bagged 39 wickets from 10 games with best match figures of 8-123.

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

Kent- Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Oliver Robinson, Grant Stewart, Jordan Cox, Darren Stevens, Ollie Rayner, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes

Essex- Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Rishi Patel, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer, Aaron Beard, Matthew Quinn


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Essex 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zak Crawley (Kent), Sir Alastair Cook (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matt Milnes (Kent), Simon Harmer (Essex)

Most Boundaries – Zak Crawley (Kent), Daniel Lawrence (Essex)

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 330+, Essex 360+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.