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

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Round nine of the Virtual County Championship between Sussex 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.

Sussex are placed at the 6th spot in the Virtual County Championship Divison 2 points table with 3 wins and 4 losses. The team has 81 points from 7 matches.

They will compete against Derbyshire who are placed at the 2nd spot in the leaderboard. Derbyshire have 4 wins and 3 losses. The county is with 97 points from 7 games.

Sussex won their round 8 match against Middlesex by an innings and 13 runs. Philip Salt and Ravi Bopara smashed centuries for them as the team declared at 346/9.

Danny Briggs and Ollie Robinson then bagged three wickets each in the first innings while Jofra Archer wrapped things up with a 7-wicket haul in the second innings.

Derbyshire encountered Worcestershire in round 8. The team was bowled out for just 149 in their first innings but came back strongly in the second innings to put on 310 runs on the board. While Matthew Critchley was the top scorer in the first innings with 46, Leus du Plooy and Alex Hughes scored half-centuries in the second innings.

Ravi Rampaul was sensational with a 7-wicket haul in the first innings. Critchley picked up three in the second innings but the team fell just one wicket short of the victory.

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

Sussex - Philip Salt, Tom Haines, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Ben Brown, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, George Garton

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

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Derbyshire

Who will win? – Derbyshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire), Tom Haines (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire), Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Most Sixes – Billy Godleman (Derbyshire), Tom Haines (Sussex)

Man of the Match –  Leus du Plooy

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

 Match Handicap Derbyshire

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All you have to do is predict the following outcomes to be in with a chance a winning a FANTASTIC  PRIZE each Round

  • Match Result: Match Winner, Match Drawn or Match Tied
  • Who will score most runs? Individual Player Aggregate top scorer in each match
  • Who will take most wickets? Individual Player Aggregate top wicket taker in each match

10 points will be scored for each correct prediction

Round 9 entries will close on the 28th of June at 5.00 pm GMT. 

Leaderboards will be available on the 1st of July at 5.15 pm GMT at end of play and will incude the results of Division 1 & 2.

Usual Cricket World Competition Rules apply