Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship June 3 - Durham v Derbyshire
Durham will take on Derbyshire in a County Championship Division Two match, to be played at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Derbyshire are one of the better teams in Division Two and are at the second spot. They have won two and lost one out of their four matches. With one drawn game, the team stands at 54 points.
On the contrary, Durham are yet to win a single match and have lost all their four matches. They have only been able to accumulate 14 points and are likely to take the wooden spoon home.
Interestingly, both the teams played their first match of the season against each other, in which Derbyshire emerged victorious by a 125-run margin. Derbyshire then drew their second match against Gloucestershire and followed it up with a two-wicket victory against Glamorgan and a 65-run win against Leicestershire.
Durham, on the other hand, lost to Sussex by six wickets after losing to Derbyshire in their first match. A loss against Worcestershire by five wickets was followed by another loss against Gloucestershire by six wickets.
Wayne Madsen is the highest run-scorer for Derbyshire, while Luis Reece is the highest wicket-taker. For Durham, Jack Burnham and Chris Rushworth are the leading players.
It is extremely essential for Durham to bounce back and show some fight or else they might end up trying to catch their tail through the entire tournament.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Durham- Chris Rushworth, Ned Eckersley (wk), Alex Lees, Ben Raine, Cameron Bancroft (c), Ryan Pringle, Matt Salisbury, Jack Burnham, Brydon Carse, Gareth Harte, Liam Trevaskis
Derbyshire- Ravi Rampaul, Billy Godleman (c), Tony Palladino, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Luis Reece, Logan van Beek, Harvey Hosein (wk), Matthew Critchley, Tom Lace, Anuj Dal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Derbyshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Cameron Bancroft (Durham)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Luis Reece (Derbyshire), Chris Rushworth (Durham)
Most Boundaries – Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Cameron Bancroft (Durham)
Team Scores Batting first – Derbyshire 350+, Durham 220+
*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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