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Virtual Cricket: County Championship Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Predictions - Yorkshire v Surrey

Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance in action
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Round three of the Virtual County Championship between Yorkshire and Surrey 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.

Yorkshire are placed at the fourth spot in the virtual County Championship division one with one win and one loss from two matches. The team suffered a 50-run defeat against Essex in their last match and are with 26 points.

They will face Surrey who are placed right at the bottom with a loss in their only match of the virtual County Championship till now. The team has only four points and suffered a 3-wicket defeat against Somerset in their last game.

With batsmen like Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, Yorkshire have plenty of international experience and that will surely be a big factor in determining the result of this game.

Joe Root is expected to be the top run-scorer for Yorkshire but Malan's role as an opener would be even more instrumental. If he is successful in getting off the team to a good start , it will make things a lot easy for stroke makers like Jonny Bairstow.

Ben Coad and Tim Bresnan are good pace options for Yorkshire while the spin of Ravichandran Ashwin will continue to trouble the opposition batsmen.

With Rory Burns and Mark Stoneman at the top and Hashim Amla, Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes in the middle order, Surrey have an impressive batting line-up.

Don't rule out the pocket-rocket Sam Curran who has shown what he can do in his short Test career. The Curran brothers, Liam Plunkett and Morne Morkel form a formidable pace quartet.

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

Yorkshire - Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Waite, Steven Patterson, Ben Coad, Ravichandran Ashwin

Surrey - Rory Burns, Mark Stoneman, Hashim Amla, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Clarke, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Yorkshire

Who will win? – Yorkshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ollie Pope (Surrey), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sam Curran (Surrey), Ravichandran Ashwin (Yorkshire)

Most Sixes – Sam Curran (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Man of the Match –  Jonny Bairstow

Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 150+, Yorkshire 230+

 Match Handicap Yorkshire

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