2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Surrey vs Middlesex Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Surrey vs Middlesex taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Surrey vs Middlesex taking place? The Kia Oval, London

What is the expected weather for Surrey vs Middlesex? Sunny intervals with a gentle breeze throughout the four days with temperatures reaching highs of 25c on Day One.

What channel is Surrey vs Middlesex on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Surrey vs Middlesex? Matches can be streamed live on the official websites of the First-Class Counties

Where can I get tickets for Surrey vs Middlesex? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE LOWDOWN

This London derby is amongst the highlights of the opening round of matches in the Bob Willis trophy as Surrey and Middlesex face off at the Kia Oval. Surrey however, will be without a number of their England players such as captain Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Sam Curran. Middlesex are coming off the back of a drawn warm up game against Northamptonshire, where opening batsman Max Holden top scored with a stylish 59 not out.

THE PREDICTION

Even with a depleted first team, Surrey have plenty of talent in their reserves. One of two counties not to place their players on furloughed leave during the lockdown period, they should be in a sharper physical condition than their rivals and with the likes of Rikki Clarke, Mark Stoneman and Will Jacks within their ranks, Surrey should come out on top here against a Middlesex side without Dawid Malan after the top order batsman signed for Yorkshire in the offseason.

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