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by Cricket World Thursday 23 April 2020
Cricket World Dice Cricket Virtual County Championship 2020: All you need to know
Both Worcestershire and Sussex have played one match each in the virtual County Championship till now. Worcestershire faced Middlesex in the opening encounter of the division 2 County Championship and Sussex came up against Durham in round 1. While Worcestershire won their fixture and are with 23 points, Sussex suffered a defeat and have only five points to show for.
The biggest chance for Worcestershire to post a big total is if their openers Daryl Mitchell and Tom Fell get them off to a solid start. At number four, Riki Wessels is closing in on a big score as well. Even if one of them click, combined with the all-round prowess of Moeen Ali, the team should be on a good footing against Sussex.
While Ali will obviously be a big threat, particularly on the last two days of the match, with the pitch offering him more to work with, Charlie Morris and Josh Tongue will relish the opportunity of bowling on the morning of day 1 at the Blackfinch New Road.
South African all-rounder David Wiese will be a big player for Sussex. He is a genuine all-rounder and has the potential to affect the match in each of the four innings. Sussex would expect openers Philip Salt and Tom Haines to contribute well and give an opportunity to the likes of Harry Finch and Ben Brown to come out to bat when things have settled down.
Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan obviously are the big names in the Sussex attack but do not forget Ollie Robinson for what he brings to the table.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Worcestershire - Daryl Mitchell, Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali, Ben Cox, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris
Sussex - Philip Salt, Tom Haines, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Ben Brown, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Ollie Robinson, George Garton
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Worcestershire
Who will win? – Worcestershire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Riki Wessels (Worcestershire), Stiaan van Zyl (Sussex)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Charlie Morris (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex)
Most Sixes – Riki Wessels (Worcestershire), Stiaan van Zyl (Sussex)
Man of the Match – Charlie Morris
Team Scores Batting first – Worcestershire 320+, Sussex 300+
Match Handicap Worcestershire
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