Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Surrey v Northamptonshire
Round six of the Virtual County Championship between Surrey 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.
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Surrey finally registered their first win of the tournament in their last match against Kent by 4 wickets. Hashim Amla was the top scorer for the team, scoring 60s in both the innings while Sam Curran picked up a match haul of 9 wickets to see the team to a 4-wicket victory.
The team was expected to win at some point as the talent in their ranks is too good for them to keep losing. They have Rory Burns and Mark Stoneman at the top of the order with Hashim Amla and Ollie Pope providing them stability in the middle order. Apart from Sam Curran, the team has great pace bowlers in Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran and Morne Morkel.
Despite the victory, Surrey remain at the bottom of the virtual County Championship points table with just one win and 3 losses from 4 games and the total of 35 points, including the 21 points they earned in their last game.
They will take on Northamptonshire who have had contrasting fortunes. The team has won all 4 of their games and are with a formidable 86 points.
They registered a six-wicket victory over Somerset in their last game courtesy of Brandon Glover's brilliant figures of 6/61 in the 3rd innings. With just 140 to get, Josh Cobb did the job for them with a fluent half-century on the back of 78 from Alex Wakely which had set the match up.
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
Surrey - Rory Burns, Mark Stoneman, Hashim Amla, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Rikki Clarke, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire
Who will win? – Northamptonshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Hashim Amla (Surrey), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sam Curran (Surrey), Brandon Glover (Northamptonshire)
Most Sixes – Rory Burns (Surrey), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)
Man of the Match – Josh Cobb
Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 250+, Northamptonshire 300+
Match Handicap Northamptonshire
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