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

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Round six of the Virtual County Championship between Lancashire 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.

Lancashire occupy a mid-table spot with them being placed at the 6th place in the virtual County Championship points table. The team has two wins and two losses with 52 points.

They will take on Somerset who are another mid-table team at the moment with 2 victories and 3 losses from 5 matches. Somerset have a 8-point lead over Lancashire with 60 points.

Tom Banton was the go-to man for Somerset in their last match against Northamptonshire, which the lost by 6 wickets. Banton struck a fighting half-century in the second innings on the back of 114.

With the ball, Dominic Bess picked up a 5-wicket haul in the first essay while it was Craig Overton who was among the wickets in the second essay.

Somerset is a much better team than their current points table standing suggests and one expects them to bounce back in this game.

As for Lancashire, Keaton Jennings and Liam Livingstone provide them a stable combination at the top of the order with the assurance of BJ Watling and Dane Vilas in the middle order.

In Saqib Mahmood and James Anderson, Lancashire have two bowlers who can win a match on their own.

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

Lancashire - Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Brooke Guest, BJ Watling, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas, Jos Buttler, Tom Bailey, Saqib Mahmood, Graham Onions, James Anderson

Somerset - James Hildreth, Steven Davies, Tom Banton, Tom Abell, Ben Green, Eddie Byrom, Lewis Gregory, Vernon Philander, 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) – Tom Banton (Somerset), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dominic Bess (Somerset), James Anderson (Lancashire)

Most Sixes – Tom Banton (Somerset), Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Man of the Match –  Tom Banton

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

 Match Handicap Somerset

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