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

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Round four of the Virtual County Championship between Northamptonshire 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.

Both Northamptonshire and Kent are placed mid table. While Northamptonshire have played 2 games and won both of them and are with 42 points, Kent have won only one while losing the other two as they have 12 points less than Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire beat Essex by 247 runs in their round 3 match and looked quite comfortable. Kent, on the other hand, suffered a close two-wicket defeat at the hands of Gloucestershire despite a fighting century from Joe Denly.

Harry Podmore dished out an impressive all
-round performance for Kent in the last game as he scored a valuable 76 in the first innings while ending with figures of 4/41 in the last essay against Gloucestershire and had a crucial role in taking the match deep.

Apart from him, Zak Crawley and Joe Denly are the big names in the Kent batting order. With the ball, the responsibility will be on the shoulders of Tim Groenewald and Matt Henry.

Rob Newton had a key role to play in Northamptonshire's round 3 win as he contributed in both the innings. With the ball, Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf made full use of his ability to swing the ball and returned with 3 wickets in the first innings.

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

Northamptonshire - Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Newton, Alex Wakely, Josh Cobb, Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington, Tom Sole, Luke Procter, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover

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

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire

Who will win? – Kent

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Denly (Kent), Rob Newton (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Podmore (Kent), Faheem Ashraf (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Zak Crawley (Kent), Rob Newton (Northamptonshire)

Man of the Match –  Joe Denly

Team Scores Batting first – Kent 280+, Northamptonshire 250+

 Match Handicap Kent

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