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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Middlesex v Leicestershire

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Round seven of the Virtual County Championship between Middlesex and Leicestershire 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.

Middlesex have done well to climb up to the 2nd spot in division 2 of the virtual County Championship points table. They have three wins, two losses and one draw from six matches and stand with a total of 79 points.

They will take on Leicestershire, who are placed just above them with four wins and two losses from six matches with a considerable lead of 18 points from their opponents.

Middlesex had a chance of climbing to the top of the table had they won their last match against Worcestershire which they went on to lose by a narrow margin of two runs.

At one point, it looked as if John Simpson would take the team to a victory with some help from the tail but the team fell just short of the target. Steven Finn and Tim Murtagh tag, as expected, were among the wickets for the team.

Leicestershire were also on the receiving end of a close defeat and lost against Durham by just one wicket in their last match. There were half-centuries from Paul Horton, Harry Dearden and Lewis Hill and some handy bowling from Colin Ackermann and Tom Taylor but the team could not break Durham's 31-run partnership for the last wicket.

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

Middlesex - Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Stephen Eskinazi, Tom Lace, Max Holden, Eoin Morgan, John Simpson, James Harris, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn, Tim Murtagh

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? - Middlesex

Who will win? – Middlesex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Horton (Leicestershire), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tom Taylor (Leicestershire), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex)

Most Sixes – Harry Dearden (Leicestershire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)

Man of the Match –  Tim Murtagh

Team Scores Batting first – Leicestershire 300+, Middlesex 350+

 Match Handicap Middlesex

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