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

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Round seven of the Virtual County Championship between Northamptonshire and Yorkshire 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.

The game is expected to be an interesting one as it would be between the top two placed sides in division one of the virtual County Championship. Northamptonshire are placed at the top with four wins and one loss from five games and a total of 90 points.

Yorkshire have just two points less than their opponents with four wins and one loss from five games as well. The team would have been right at the top had they not lost a narrow game against Surrey by 2 wickets in the last round.

In their last match, Northamptonshire's Rob Newton scored 84 in the first inning and Josh Cobb contributed with 65 but despite 3 wickets from Brandon Glover in the first Surrey inning and 3 from Luke Procter in the second, the score was not enough for Northamptonshire to earn more than four points.

On the other hand, Yorkshire registered a six-wicket win in their last game against Kent. All-rounder Tim Bresnan was the star for them who bagged a match haul of 8 wickets and also scored 113 in the first innings. A quick 42 from Garry Ballance then took the team to an easy victory.

While Yorkshire have renown names like Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan, Northamptonshire also have some fine talent in Rob Newton, Alex Wakely, Josh Cobb, Rob Keogh, Faheem Ashraf and Brandon Glover.

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

Yorkshire - Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Waite, Steven Patterson, Ben Coad, Ravichandran Ashwin

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

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire

Who will win? – Northamptonshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Brandon Glover (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Man of the Match –  Josh Cobb

Team Scores Batting first – Yorkshire 250+, Northamptonshire 300+

 Match Handicap Northamptonshire

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