2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Sussex vs Essex Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sussex vs Essex taking place? Saturday 15th August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Sussex vs Essex taking place? County Cricket Ground, Hove

What is the expected weather for Sussex vs Essex? A chance of rain throughout the four days, although temperatures are expected to be good, with highs of up to 22c.

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

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

Sussex will need to have picked themselves up for this game after being smashed by Kent last time out, with the home side beaten within three days. County Champions Essex made it two wins from two in the Bob Willis Trophy, beating Surrey by 169 runs. They have now won their last ten red ball matches at home, although this match sees them travel away for the first time this season.

THE PREDICTION

Essex will unsurprisingly be expected to win here against a youthful Sussex side missing Ollie Robinson to England duty, even if they are without Ryan ten Doeschate due to injury, the Dutchman having missed the game against Surrey. However, the South Group leaders will need to be weary that the weather doesn’t play a part here and considering Essex only won two of their seven County Championship matches away from home last season, it would not be a surprise if Sussex sneak away with a draw, following some assistance from the weather gods.

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