Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Leicestershire v Durham
Round six of the Virtual County Championship between Leicestershire and Durham 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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A five-wicket victory over Worcestershire has taken Leicestershire to the top of the virtual County Championship points table. They have now won four and lost just one of their five games and are with 91 points.
The team will face Durham who, on the other hand, have not had such a good season and have won just one out of their four games, losing the remaining three and have only 38 points.
Leicestershire's last win came on the back of a big hundred from Harry Dearden in the first innings. He was unbeaten on 167 as the team declared on 383. Chris Wright then picked up a four-wicket haul to give the team a big first innings lead.
Hassan Azad built on his form last year and scored an unbeaten century in the second innings. Ben Mike then picked up a 5-wicket haul to take the team to a five-wicket victory.
Leicestershire earned 23 points from this game and consolidated their position at the top. Round 5 did not prove to be of the same benefit to Durham as they lost their match against Derbyshire by 6 wickets.
Liam Trevaskis scored a fighting century in the second innings but Mark Wood, who picked up 3 wickets in the first innings, could not rework his magic in the final innings as Durham failed to defend 200 runs. They had to walk away with just three points from that game and hence have had to contend with the seventh spot.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Durham - Gareth Harte, Scott Steel, Alexander Lees, Jack Burnham, Ben Stokes, Ned Eckersley, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, Paul Coughlin, Mark Wood, Chris Rushworth
Leicestershire - Hassan Azad, Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Mark Cosgrove, Colin Ackerman, Lewis Hill, Tom Taylor, Dieter Klein, Ben Mike, Chris Wright, Alex Evans
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Leicestershire
Who will win? – Leicestershire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Stokes (Durham), Hassan Azad (Leicestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (Durham), Chris Wright (Leicestershire)
Most Sixes – Liam Trevaskis (Durham), Harry Dearden (Leicestershire)
Man of the Match – Harry Dearden
Team Scores Batting first – Durham 250+, Leicestershire 280+
Match Handicap Leicestershire
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