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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Gloucestershire v Somerset

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Round four of the Virtual County Championship between Gloucestershire and Somerset 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.

Somerset have carried their form from the last season and occupy the top spot in the virtual county Championship points table of division one. The team has won 2 and lost one of their three games and are sitting at the top with the maximum 49 points.

They registered a win against Hampshire in the last game by 26 runs with 90s from Alex Davies and Tom Banton while Vernon Philander and Jack Brookes chipped in with the ball.

Somerset will take on Gloucestershire who are placed at the seventh spot with only one win and two losses from their three matches. Gloucestershire have 28 points and won their round 3 game against Kent by a narrow margin of 2 wickets. Chris Dent and Gareth Roderick were the top scorers for them while Josh Shaw and Jack Taylor picked up the most wickets.

Gloucestershire will hope that Chris Dent carries on with his run scoring as he is likely to end as the top-scorer for the team yet again. With the ball, the pair of Josh Shaw and Jack Taylor are expected to do the job.

Somerset have some serious batting talent in Babar Azam, Tom Banton and Matthew Wade. Dominic Bess, Vernon Philander and Craig Overton are their leading bowlers.

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

Gloucestershire - Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, James Bracey, George Hankins, Gareth Roderick, Benny Howell, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Josh Shaw, Jack Taylor, George Drissell

Somerset - James Hildreth, Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell, Matthew Wade, Eddie Byrom, Vernon Philander, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Dominic Bess, Jack Brookes

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Somerset), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Vernon Philander (Somerset), Josh Shaw (Gloucestershire)

Most Sixes – Tom Banton (Somerset), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 350+, Gloucestershire 300+

 Match Handicap Somerset

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