Durham goes up against Middlesex in the County Championship Division Two 2022 on Monday, July 25, at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le Street from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Durham drew Derbyshire in its previous game in the County Championship. Derbyshire put on 283 in their first innings. Chris Rushworth picked seven wickets for Durham. The hosts then replied with 296 in their first innings thanks to a 100-ball 51 by Thomas Mackintosh.
Durham were chasing 386 in the fourth innings but could only manage 221/7 at the end of day four. The game ended in a draw while Durham added first innings lead points to their tally. Durham is sixth on the points table (Division two) having won only one out of their nine games so far.
Middlesex drew its last league match against Sussex. The visitors scored 485 in their first innings, falling short of Sussex's first innings score of 523. John Simpson scored a hundred with the bat whereas Tom Helm picked five wickets in the first innings for Middlesex.
Sussex then went on to score 181/9 in their second innings and took points for the first innings lead. Middlesex are third on the points table (Division two) with four wins in 10 games this season.
Durham vs Middlesex County Championship Division Two 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Durham: 2.00, Middlesex: 1.76
1xbet odds: Durham: 2.388, Middlesex: 1.58
MELBET odds: Durham: 2.375, Middlesex: 1.57
10CRIC odds:Durham: 1.94, Middlesex 1.72
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Durham vs Middlesex head-to-head
Middlesex has won three while Durham has won one in their last five head-to-head matches in the County Championship; one game was drawn. Middlesex beat Durham by six wickets in their previous head-to-head encounter in this year's County Championship.
Durham vs Middlesex probable playing XI
Durham: Matt Salisbury, Alex Lees, Michael Jones, Nic Maddinson, Scott Borthwick (captain), David Bedingham, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, Thomas Macintosh (wicket-keeper), Stanley McAlindon, Chris Rushworth.
Middlesex: Sam Robson, Mark Stoneman, Stephen Eskinazi, Pieter Malan, Max Holden, John Simpson (wicket-keeper), Luke Hollman, Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Umesh Yadav, Tim Murtagh (captain)
Durham vs Middlesex top picks
Durham: Mark Stoneman will be the top pick from the Durham side. The 35-year-old has scored 737 runs in 18 innings this season at an average of 46.13. The left-handed batter is also Durham’s leading run-scorer this season. Stoneman has the highest score of 235 this season
Middlesex: David Bedingham will be the player to watch out for from the Middlesex side. The right-handed batter has scored 526 runs in 12 innings this season. The 28-year-old batter has also scored two centuries this season.
Durham vs Middlesex County Championship Division Two 2022 prediction
Middlesex have an edge over Durham in the upcoming fixture. The visitors have had a consistent run in the tournament so far. Middlesex also have a better head-to-head record against Durham in recent times.
Durham have had a forgettable season so far. The hosts have struggled both with bat and ball. Durham will face an uphill task against a strong Middlesex batting line-up
Durham vs Middlesex County Championship Division Two 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 28°C
Wind: 20 km/h