Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 20th - Somerset v Warwickshire

Tim Ambrose - Wawickshire
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Somerset and Warwickshire will face each other at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.


Somerset are at the top of the Division One points table with two wins from three matches. They have 54 points and are looking in good rhythm. On the contrary, Warwickshire are at the bottom of the points table with two losses from two matches. All they have to show for is seven points.

Somerset won their first match against Kent by a narrow margin of 74 runs. However, they smashed Nottinghamshire by an innings and 14 runs and then drew their match against Surrey.

Lewis Gregory scored an unbeaten 129 for the team, while James Hildreth and Azhar Ali contributed with 90 and 60 respectively. With the ball, Lewis Gregory picked up a five-wicket match haul. Jack Leach also claimed six wickets.

Warwickshire have had a rough start this season. They lost their first match against Kent by eight wickets and were comprehensively beaten by Hampshire by 314 runs.

Dominic Sibley scored a century for Warwickshire in the first innings, but the team dished out an ordinary performance in the second innings, getting bundled out for just 109. Jeetan Patel and Oliver Hannon-Dalby were the pick of the bowlers for Warwickshire.

George Bartlett is the highest run-scorer for Somerset, while Dominic Sibley has made the most runs for Warwickshire.

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

 

Somerset- Marcus Trescothick, Azhar Ali, James Hildreth, Tom Abell, George Bartlett, Steven Davies, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Tim Groenewald, Jack Leach, Jack Brooks

Warwickshire- Will Rhodes, Dominic Sibley, Robert Yates, Adam Hose, Liam Banks, Tim Ambrose, Alex Thomson, Craig Miles, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Somerset 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – George Bartlett (Somerset), Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Craig Overton (Somerset), Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire)

Most Boundaries – Azhar Ali (Somerset), Liam Banks (Warwickshire)

Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 400+, Warwickshire 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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