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

County Ground, Taunton
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Round five of the Virtual County Championship between Somerset and Northamptonshire 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.


Northamptonshire and Somerset are placed next to each other in the the division 1 points table of the virtual County Championship. Northamptonshire are placed at the third spot with wins from all of their games and 64 points.

Somerset have played one extra match and have won two while losing the other two and are with 56 points.

Both teams have a hoard of talent. Somerset in particular have the likes of Tom Banton and Tom Abell in the middle order which when combined with the opening combination of James Hildreth and Steven Davies and the bowling prowess of Lewis Gregory, Vernon Philander, Craig Overton and Dominic Bess make for a formidable attack.

Northampton have seen good performances from Rob Keogh with bat in hand. Josh Cobb and Adam Rossington have also looked good from time to time.

Nathan Buck and Brandon Glover bowled well in the last game and will continue to be their leading bowlers with assistance from Pakistani import Faheem Ashraf.

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

Somerset - James Hildreth, Steven Davies, Tom Banton, Tom Abell, Ben Green, Eddie Byrom, Lewis Gregory, Vernon Philander, Craig Overton, Dominic Bess, Jack Brookes

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Abell (Somerset), Rob Keogh (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Vernon Philander (Somerset), Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Tom Banton (Somerset), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 350+, Northamptonshire 300+

 Match Handicap Somerset

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