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Derbyshire vs Lancashire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

15 June 2021 | 23:00 | County Ground, Derby, England
196/5 in 20.0 9.80
197/3 in 18.2 10.75

Toss Winner - Derbyshire won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Lancashire beat Derbyshire by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Alex Davies

Battle against history for Derbyshire against Lancashire Lightning

  • Lancashire Lightning has won the last five out of six games they have played against the Derbyshire Falcons
  • Lancashire Lightning has big hitters of the ball in the side including Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler and Dave Vilas
  • Derbyshire Falcons’ bowling attack looks toothless at the moment and this adds to their weakness in the game

Lancashire Lightning to win

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Derby, England
  • Toss: To Bat


Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Worcestershire 3 2 0 1 0 5 0.914
Lancashire 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.012
Nottinghamshire 2 1 0 1 0 3 -0.067
Durham 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
Yorkshire 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.746
Warwickshire 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.196
Derbyshire 3 1 2 0 0 2 0.095
Leicestershire 3 0 3 0 0 0 0.012
Northamptonshire 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.15
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
5 0.914 3 2 0 1 0
4 0.012 3 2 1 0 0
3 -0.067 2 1 0 1 0
2 1 1 1 0 0 0
2 0.746 1 1 0 0 0
2 0.196 2 1 1 0 0
2 0.095 3 1 2 0 0
0 0.012 3 0 3 0 0
0 -1.15 2 0 2 0 0

derby vs lancs Match Prediction & Analysis

It is the 25th game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 and the Derbyshire Falcons would be up against the Lancashire Lightning. The Falcons lost to the Birmingham Bears in the last game and have managed just one win from their three games so far while the Lancashire Lightning too suffered their first loss of the season losing to the Worcestershire Rapids. 

Derbyshire Falcons’ record against Lancashire Lightning is uninspiring and they have managed to win just one game against them in the last four seasons. This would add to the pressure on their minds. The Lightning with their stronger batting line-up would be aiming for their third win of the season. 

Teams Preview

Derbyshire Preview

Billy Godleman’s side comes into this game after a 3-wicket loss against the Birmingham Bears. They batted poorly in the last game and their bowlers weren’t up to the mark. They have had a poor record against the Lancashire Lightning in the past and Godleman would want his side to change that with a win here. 

Openers Luis Reece and Harry Came need to convert their starts which they have failed to do so far in the tournament. Runs would also be expected from Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley and Godleman in the middle order. In Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Brooke Guest they have good hitters of the ball down the order and shall have to come up with their contributions. 

Logan van Beek and Michael Cohen were expensive in the last game and better show would be expected from them in this game. The side would also expect tight spells from the likes of George Scrimshaw and Prentice as they failed to keep the ball in the right areas. Critchley has to play the role of a fifth bowler well in this game.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:

Billy Godleman (c), Luis Reece, Harry Came, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Brooke Guest (wk), Matt McKiernan, Logan van Beek, Michael Cohen, George Scrimshaw

Derbyshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Hudson Prentice 41 22 6 1 186.36
A Leus du Plooy 28 25 2 1 112
B Guest 24 21 0 0 114.29
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L van Beek 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
M JJ Critchley 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
M Cohen 4.0 0 40 1 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L van Beek 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
M JJ Critchley 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
M Cohen 4.0 0 40 1 10

Derbyshire Actual Playing XI:

Alex Thomson, Conor McKerr, Matthew JJ Critchley, George Scrimshaw, Harry Came, Fynn Hudson Prentice, Brooke Guest, Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, A Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek

Lancashire Preview

It was a bad day at the office for Dane Vilas’ side in the last game against the Worcestershire Rapids. They batted poorly to put up only 132 runs on the board and lost the game by 8 wickets. The side has done well against Derbyshire in the past and Vilas would want his players to draw inspiration from those wins and bounce back in the tournament. 

Liam Livingstone and Finn Allen would need to put up a good show at the top especially Livingstone who is a specialist in this format. They have a good middle order with Alex Davies, Jos Buttler and Dane Vilas in the side.  Steven Croft and Luke Wood can hit the ball making this line-up formidable.  

Livingstone and Tom Bailey would need to strike early for the side and they have done well in previous games. The side would also need the likes of Luke Wood and Matthew Parkinson to bring their experience to good play here. With Croft, Danny Lamb and Tom Hartley in the side they have good options in the bowling department. 

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Dane Vilas (c), Liam Livingstone, Finn Allen, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkinson, Tom Bailey

Lancashire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Buttler 55 46 2 2 119.57
L Livingstone 25 26 2 1 96.15
D Vilas 20 20 1 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Parkinson 4.0 0 32 2 8
L Livingstone 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
T Bailey 1.0 0 7 0 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Parkinson 4.0 0 32 2 8
L Livingstone 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
T Bailey 1.0 0 7 0 7

Lancashire Actual Playing XI:

Matt Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Finn Allen, Tom Bailey, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Danny Lamb, Liam Livingstone

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 11 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: WNW 0%
03h 10 0 mm. 1.81 k/h From: WNW 32%
06h 11 0 mm. 1.21 k/h From: WNW 65%
09h 15 0 mm. 0.92 k/h From: W 92%
12h 18 0 mm. 2.36 k/h From: SSW 88%
15h 20 0 mm. 2.89 k/h From: SSW 62%
18h 19 0 mm. 2.98 k/h From: SW 64%
21h 14 0 mm. 2.31 k/h From: SSW 46%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Derbyshire would see odd clouds on June 15 and we expect it to be a nice game of cricket. The bounce on this surface would be true and this would allow the batsmen to play their strokes easily.  A score of 170 runs would be a good total for the side that bats first in this game.

Venue Details

County Ground, Derby does offer some assistance to the fast bowlers at the start of the game. The true bounce and pace on the surface does allow the batsmen to play their strokes and we have seen high scoring games here. There isn’t much turn on offer for the spinners and it is a tough challenge for them bowling here.

Toss: To Bat

The wicket looked good for batting in the last game at the start and slowed down a bit towards the end. The side that wins the toss here would like to take advantage of it and opt for batting first with the aim of putting up a big score.

DERBY vs LANCS Winning Prediction

Derbyshire Falcons have lost two out of their three games so far and their bowling attack is struggling at the moment. They can’t afford another bat performance as they would be up against a very strong batting line-up. Lancashire Lightning has a very strong batting line-up with good hitters of the ball they would fancy batting on this small ground. It will be a close game but Lightning would start favorites.

Lancashire Lightning to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee