Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction County Championship May 27th - Gloucestershire v Lancashire
The next series of matches of the County Championship Division Two will begin with the game between Gloucestershire and Lancashire.
Lancashire are at the top of the Division Two points table, with three wins from three matches. They are at 63 points and have a decisive lead of 13 points from Worcestershire, who are at the second place.
Two notches behind Lancashire are Gloucestershire, who are with one win from three matches. They have drawn the remaining two matches and are with 43 points, exactly 20 points short of Lancashire. Gloucestershire drew their first match against Derbyshire and followed up with a similar result against Glamorgan. They won their third match by wickets six against Durham.
James Robert Bracey is the highest run-scorer for Gloucestershire, with just one shy of 300 runs from 5 innings. He has scored at an impressive average of close to 75 and has notched up one century and one half-century. Following him are Gareth Roderick and Ryan Higgins. With 12 wickets from two matches, David Payne is the highest wicket-taker for Gloucestershire, followed by Ryan Higgins and Matt Taylor.
Dane Vilas is the highest run-scorer for Lancashire with David Malan and Rob Jones also in the tally. Richard Gleeson and James Anderson are their leading bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Gloucestershire- Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, James Robert Bracey, George Hankins, Gareth Roderick, Benny Howell, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Josh Shaw, David Payne, Matt Taylor
Lancashire- Keaton Jennings, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Jake Lehmann, Dane Vilas, Rob Jones, Tom Bailey, Richard Gleeson, James Anderson, Graham Onions
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Lancashire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – James Robert Bracey (Gloucestershire), Dane Vilas (Lancashire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – David Payne (Gloucestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire)
Most Boundaries – James Robert Bracey (Gloucestershire), Dane Vilas (Lancashire)
Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 280+, Lancashire 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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