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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Worcestershire v Middlesex

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Round six of the Virtual County Championship between Worcestershire and Middlesex 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.

Worcestershire are struggling to get going. With just 32 points, they are placed at the last spot in the virtual County Championship points table. They have played four matches but won just one of them, losing the other three.

The team came up against Leicestershire in their round five match but lost the game by 5 wickets. They have a decent bowling line-up with Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris and Moeen Ali but that could not prevent Leicestershire from declaring at 383 for 5 in the first innings.

In turn, Worcestershire were bowled out for just 181 and were always chasing their tail from there on. Although Moeen Ali tried his best with 3/56 in the the third innings and Brett D’Oliveira scored a century while Daryl Mitchell and Ben Cox contributed with half-centuries, the team ultimately lost the game.

They will lock horns with Middlesex who have done quite well with three wins and one loss from five matches. Middlesex have 74 points and will be the favourites to win this match.

With the opening pair of Sam Robson and Nick Gubbins and Eoin Morgan in the middle order, they are well placed to aim for the top of the division 2 Championship.

They are covered in the bowling department as well. In Steven Finn and Tim Murtagh, Middlesex have two experienced bowlers who have been doing the job well for them.

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

Worcestershire - Daryl Mitchell, Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Tom Fell, Moeen Ali, Ben Cox, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris

Middlesex - Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Stephen Eskinazi, Tom Lace, Max Holden, Eoin Morgan, John Simpson, James Harris, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn, Tim Murtagh

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Middlesex

Who will win? – Middlesex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Brett D’Oliveira (Worcestershire), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex)

Most Sixes – Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)

Man of the Match –  Tim Murtagh

Team Scores Batting first – Worcestershire 300+, Middlesex 350+

 Match Handicap Middlesex

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