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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Derbyshire v Sussex

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Round seven of the Virtual County Championship between Derbyshire and Sussex is being held by Cricket World and Dice Cricket to help the fans stay tuned to cricketing action from the comforts of their home amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Derbyshire have been doing quite well and find themselves at the third spot in division 2 of the virtual County Championship with three wins and two losses from five matches. The team has 72 points and will take on Sussex.

Sussex are placed at the sixth spot with two wins and three losses from five games as well. Still, there remains a big difference between the points of the two teams with Derbyshire ahead of their opponents by 17 points.

They registered a 149-run victory in their round 6 match against Glamorgan, courtesy of half-centuries from Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes and Tony Palladino and a brilliant century from Leus du Plooy in the second innings.

Ravi Rampaul picked up a 4-wicket haul in the first essay while Fynn Hudson-Prentice returned with figures of 3/50 in the second essay, well assisted by Samuel Conners' 3/53 as the two young pacers wrapped up Glamorgan in style.

On the contrary, Sussex suffered a big 165-run loss against Nottinghamshire in their last match.

Tom Haines and Stiaan van Zyl scored half-centuries for them but the opposition pacers proved to be too good for the Sussex batsmen. Ollie Robinson and Jofra Archer picked up 4-fers in first and the second innings respectively.

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

Sussex - Philip Salt, Tom Haines, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Ben Brown, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Jofra Archer, George Garton

Derbyshire - Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Tony Palladino, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Conners

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Derbyshire

Who will win? – Derbyshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire), Tom Haines (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire), Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Most Sixes – Billy Godleman (Derbyshire), Tom Haines (Sussex)

Man of the Match –  Leus du Plooy

Team Scores Batting first – Derbyshire 300+, Sussex 250+

 Match Handicap Derbyshire

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