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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 27th - Essex v Kent

Essex v Kent

Essex and Kent will lock horns in a County Championship Division One match at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

With just one win and two losses from four matches, Kent are at the fourth spot in the points table. They have drawn one match and are with 43 points. A couple of notches below them are Essex with one win and one loss from three matches. They also have one drawn match in their kitty and are with 34 points.

Essex lost their first match against Hampshire by an innings in 87 runs. They gained some ground in the second match against Surrey and were successful in drawing the match. The team further grew in confidence in their third match against Nottinghamshire and won it by eight wickets.

 In that game, Essex bowled beautifully. On the back of a four-wicket haul from James Potter and two wickets each from Samuel Cook, Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer, they dismissed Nottinghamshire for just 187 in the first innings and then went on to score 241, with a half-century from opener Nick Browne.

 Nottinghamshire suffered a collapse in the second innings and could only manage 158. When the match was finally called off, Essex were 105-2 in the second innings and were looking well-placed to win the match.

 As for Kent, they lost their first match against Somerset by 74 runs, but came back strongly against Warwickshire to win the game by eight wickets. They were then beaten by Yorkshire by 172 runs and there last match against Surrey. Given the past performances, Kent are favourites to win the match.


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


Essex- Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Rishi Patel, Ryan ten Doeschate, Robbie White, Simon Harmer, Peter Siddle, James Porter, Varun Chopra

Kent- Sean Dickson, Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Ollie Robinson, Alex Blake, Wiaan Mulder, Darren Stevens, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes, Adam Riley


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Kent 

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

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Simon Harmer (Essex)

Most Boundaries – Zak Crawley (Kent), Nick Browne (Essex)

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 370+, Essex 300+

*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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