Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship Division 2 - Derbyshire v Gloucestershire
The next match of the County Championship Division 2 will be played between Derbyshire and Gloucestershire at the County Ground in Derby.
Gloucestershire are doing well and are sitting comfortably at the second spot in the County Championship Division 2 points table with three wins and two losses from 10 matches. They have drawn five of their games and have 129 points.
Derbyshire, on the other hand, are not doing so well and are placed at the the sixth spot in the leaderboard with three wins and four losses from 10 matches. They have drawn three of their games and have 109 points.
Ryan Higgins has scored the most runs for Gloucestershire with 744 runs from 10 matches at a mind-boggling average of 67. He has scored quickly as well with a strike rate of over 75 and has three centuries and three half-centuries.
Below him is opener Chris Dent with 722 runs from 10 matches at an average of 45 with three centuries and two half-centuries.
Higgins has continued his brilliant run with the ball as well and has picked up 35 wickets from 10 matches at an average of below 25. David Payne is next to him with 32 wickets from eight matches.
Derbyshire will look towards Wayne Madsen for some runs as their main batsmen are currently busy in the Vitality Blast T20 2019. With the ball, Tony Palladino will be key for them.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Gloucestershire- Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Gareth Roderick, James Bracey, Tom Smith, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor, Benny Howell, David Payne, Ethan Bamber, Matt Taylor
Derbyshire- Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lace, Leus du Plooy, Harvey Hosein, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Tony Palladino, Hamidullah Qadri, Ravi Rampaul
Who will win? – Gloucestershire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tony Palladino (Derbyshire), David Payne (Gloucestershire)
Most Boundaries – Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire)
Team Scores Batting first – Derbyshire 280+, Gloucestershire 320+
*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.
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