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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire

Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire)
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Round four of the Virtual County Championship between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 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.

Derbyshire are struggling yet again with losses in both of their games and find themselves right at the bottom of the virtual County Championship division 2 points table with only seven points.

Nottinghamshire, on the other hand, are placed at the sixth spot with one win and one loss from 2 games and have 26 points.

Derbyshire came agonisingly close to a win against Middlesex and were on their way to earn valuable points when the last-wicket partnership between Steven Finn and Tim Murtagh did not allow them the victory.

Wayne Madsen scored an impressive century for Derbyshire in the second innings while Matthew Critchley picked up a 4-wicket haul. But that was not enough for the team at the end.

Nottinghamshire may not have a slew of well-recognized names but with Ben Slater and Ben Duckett at the top and Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, and Steven Mullaney in the middle order, they have enough skilled personal to do the job. Add to that the all-round ability of Samit Patel and the pace bowling prowess of Stuart Broad and Jake Ball and you have a more than decent attack at your disposal.

That will be pitted against Derbyshire's top four in Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen and Leus du Plooy and the pace bowling duo of Ravi Rampaul and Sean Abbott.

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

Nottinghamshire - Ben Slater, Ben Duckett, Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Tom Moores, Peter Trego, Stuart Broad, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball

Derbyshire - Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Tony Palladino, Ravi Rampaul, Sean Abbott

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Nottinghamshire

Who will win? – Nottinghamshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire), Steven Mullaney (Nottinghamshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Most Sixes – Billy Godleman (Derbyshire), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)

Man of the Match –  Stuart Broad

Team Scores Batting first – Derbyshire 250+, Nottinghamshire 300+

 Match Handicap Nottinghamshire

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