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County Championship 2019 Div 2 Odds

Who wins the County Championship 2019 Div 2?

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1.00
2.25
4.50
5.50
9.00
21.00
21.00
26.00
26.00
34.00
34.00

2019 County Championship - Division Two

As the current County Championship draws to a close, there are already speculations about next summer’s Division Two season. While there are chances of fixtures colliding with the 50-over World Cup next year, ECB might change the venues or dates of the County fixtures. This, however, does not stop us from predicting next County Championship - Division Two’s favourites.

This season, Kent and Warwickshire have already been promoted to Division One with Worcestershire being relegated to Division Two. This means for 2019 Division Two, the teams will be Worcestershire, Sussex, Middlesex, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Durham, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan.

Next season promises to be a closely fought encounter, much like this season where Kent and Warwickshire share the same points, while the 5th and 7th placed teams separated by a meagre eight points. Sussex and Middlesex will be aiming to go one better than this season after missing the promotion. While Sussex have lost just three matches this term, winning 183 points in 13 matches; Middlesex have 160 points with four loses.

Sussex will continue to rely on captain Ben Brown’s magic behind the stumps and with the bat, ollie Robinson and Ishant Sharma will also be expected to work their way with the ball. Middlesex will look to improve their batting form which has not been up to the par despite having the likes of Eoin Morgan and Nick Compton in their ranks. James Harris has been the saviour most of the times, raking up the most wickets among all the Middlesex players.

With Worcestershire being relegated after their defeat to Essex, they will aim to bounce back immediately next season and target promotion to Division One. The club has a record of traveling to and from between the divisions. In the past 14 years, Worcestershire have been promoted and relegated six times each between Division One and Two! Thus, it is no surprise that they are also one of the favourites to be promoted back to the top division. The team’s bowling attack is tepid with not a single internationally capped fast or medium paced bowler in their ranks. There is a heavy reliance on spinners in the form of R. Ashwin, Moeen Ali and Travis Head. It remains to be seen whether Wayne Parnell will extend his contract with the club. Having said that, Callum Ferguson, Martin Guptill and Jack Haynes will be relied to put up the runs on the board.

Apart from Sussex, Middlesex and Worcestershire, the likes of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Gloucestershire also have an outside shot at winning promotion next term.

Having said that, there are a lot of reports and talks recently about reorganising the format of the County Championship. From 2020, the County Championship may switch to a three conference format! According to a report in The Telegraph, the 18 counties will be divided into three conferences of six teams each. The teams would play each other twice each, home and away. The top two counties in each conference would go into the first division with each county playing the other five once. The third and fourth counties in each conference would go into the second division, fifth and six into the third. Each county therefore will have 15 games per season.

While the discussion is in the initial phases, it remains to be seen how this will affect the form of the teams in the next season.