Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Durham v Nottinghamshire
The round two of the Virtual County Championship between Durham and Nottinghamshire 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.
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Nottinghamshire had an abysmal performance last year with 10 losses from their 14 games. The team did not manage to win a single game and ended with the wooden spoon. As a result, they have been relegated and enter the virtual County Championship as part of division 2.
The team will take on Durham who did not have the greatest of seasons themselves as they finished mid-table in division 2 with 5 wins and 5 losses from 14 games.
Alexander Lees was the top-scorer for Durham last year with 899 runs from 14 matches with three centuries and three half-centuries. But with Ben Stokes available for the virtual County Championship in the times of the lockdown, he is obviously the foremost choice for acing all the three departments.
Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, who did not have a great time in Ashes but did well in the 2019 County Championship, will also be among the top run-scorers for the team. Despite dealing with injury issues, Mark Wood will be the man with the ball for Durham.
Nottinghamshire will bank on Steven Mullaney, who was the top run-scorer in the last season along with Ben Duckett and Chris Nash. Stuart Broad and Jake Ball will lead the bowling pack for Nottinghamshire.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Durham - Gareth Harte, Cameron Bancroft, Alexander Lees, Jack Burnham, Ben Stokes, Stuart Poynter, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, James Weighell, Mark Wood, Chris Rushworth
Nottinghamshire - Ben Slater, Ben Duckett, Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Tom Moores, Peter Trego, Stuart Broad, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Durham
Who will win? – Durham
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Stokes (Durham), Steven Mullaney (Nottinghamshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (Durham), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Most Sixes – Ben Stokes (Durham), Steven Mullaney (Nottinghamshire)
Man of the Match – Ben Stokes
Team Scores Batting first – Durham 300+, Nottinghamshire 250+
Match Handicap Durham
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