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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Hampshire v Kent

England batsman Joe Denly should be having a run out against Hampshire in Round 2
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The round two of the Virtual County Championship between Hampshire and Kent 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.

Hampshire finished at the third place in the division 1 points table last year with 5 wins and 3 losses from 14 matches. The team was at 176 points, just above Kent who were at the fourth place with 172 points. Kent won 5 while losing the other 5 games last year.

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Zak Crawley were the top scorers for Kent last year, both averaging around 35. The team will have the added experience of Joe Denly this time around.

With the ball, Darren Stevens picked up 52 wickets last season at an average of 17.7 and will form a great combination along with Harry Podmore and New Zealand's Matt Henry.

Hampshire have a couple of relatively big names in James Vince and Rilee Rossouw. Sam Northeast scored at an average of over 50 last year while making his runs at a decent clip of 60.7 and would look to replicate his performance.

Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards will be the key for the team with the ball. While Abbott wreaked havoc with 71 wickets from 13 games, Edwards was also so quite impressive with 48 wickets in the last season.

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

Kent - Sean Dickson, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Ollie Robinson, Darren Stevens, Harry Podmore, Tim Groenewald, Matt Henry

Hampshire - Joe Weatherley, James Vince, Felix Organ, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, Tom Alsop, Nathan Lyon, Keith Barker, Kyle Abbott, Fidel Edwards

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Kent

Who will win? – Kent

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Northeast (Hampshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Kyle Abbott (Hampshire)

Most Sixes – Zak Crawley (Kent), James Vince (Hampshire)

Man of the Match –  Zak Crawley

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 350+, Hampshire 300+

 Match Handicap Kent

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