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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 20th - Northamptonshire v Sussex

Phil Salt will probably open the batting for Sussex

Northamptonshire and Sussex will face each other at the County Ground in Northampton.

After playing three matches, Northamptonshire are yet to open their winning account and are at the fifth spot in the Division Two points table with 26 points. They have lost one match, while the other two have been drawn. Surrey are just below them with one win and one loss from two matches. At the sixth spot, the team has 23 points.

drew their first match against Middlesex and followed it with a similar result against Glamorgan. However, they lost their last match against Lancashire by 10 wickets.

Luke Wood picked up a five-wicket haul for the team in the first innings, but apart from that there were no other notable contributions.

Sussex lost their first match against Leicestershire by seven wickets, which was also the first match of the County Championship Division Two. However, the team bounced back in the second match against Durham to won it by six wickets.

In what was a low-scoring match, Ollie Robinson picked up four wickets in the first innings, while David Wiese bagged a fifer in the second innings. With the bat, Luke Wells fell just two runs short of his century in the first essay. Stiaan van Zyl then notched up an unbeaten century in the second innings to take Surrey to a win.

As both teams meet, the match can go either way, but Northamptonshire would have the advantage of playing at their home ground.


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


Northamptonshire- Rob Newton, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Alex Wakely, Temba Bavuma, Rob Keogh, Joshua Cobb, Luke Procter, Luke Wood, Jamie Overton, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson

Sussex- Philip Salt, Tom Haines, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Laurie Evans, Ben Brown, Michael Burgess, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Mir Hamza


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Northamptonshire 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rob Newton (Northamptonshire), Luke Wells (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Luke Wood (Northamptonshire), David Wiese (Sussex)

Most Boundaries – Rob Newton (Northamptonshire), Luke Wells (Sussex)

Team Scores Batting first – Northamptonshire 350+, Sussex 330+

*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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