Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Royal London One-Day Cup 2019- Essex v Gloucestershire

Sir Alastair Cook
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Essex and Gloucestershire will clash against each other at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

 Gloucestershire are at the fourth spot in the south group points table with four wins and three losses. With eight points, the team still has a chance of making it to the next round.

Each of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Sussex are with eight points and only one out of the three is expected to qualify to the next round.

Essex, on the other hand, are at the second last spot in the leadersboard and would step on the field to salvage their pride. The team has won only two and lost five out of their seven matches and has been able to accumulate only four points.

Varun Chopra was the highest run-scorer for the team last season and has already notched up two centuries in just the four matches that has played till now. After missing out a few games due to quad injury, he is back and will open the batting for the team.

Tom Westley is the current highest run-scorer for Essex with 353 runs from seven matches. Peter Siddle had a good outing for the team but in his absence, the team is struggling for bowling options, so much so so that Ravi Bopara is their second-highest wicket-taker after Matt Coles.

Chris Dent, Gareth Roderick and Jack Taylor have all scored in excess of 250 runs for Gloucestershire and would be expected to continue their good form. Benny Howell is the team's striker-in-chief with the ball.

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

 

Essex- Varun Chopra, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Simon Harmer, Rishi Patel, Robbie White, Matt Coles, James Porter, Aaron Beard

Gloucestershire- Chris Dent, Gareth Roderick, Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, James Robert Bracey, Jack Taylor, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Thomas Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Gloucestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Varun Chopra (Essex), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matt Coles (Essex), Benny Howell (Gloucestershire)

Most boundaries – Varun Chopra (Essex), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)

Team Scores Batting First – Essex 250+, Gloucestershire 280+

*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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