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Lancashire vs Derbyshire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction 09 June 2021

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

171/4 in 19.3


168/7 in 20.0


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

Lancashire beat Derbyshire by 6 wickets

Vitality T20 Blast kick off for the 19th season

  • Lancashire won the T20 blast in 2015 while Derbyshire are yet to enter the finals of T20 Blast so far.   
  • Lancashire beat Derbyshire twice in the last season comfortably.
  • Derbyshire ended up as the least place team in terms of points last season while Lancashire lost against Champions Nottinghamshire in semi-finals.

LANCASHIRE LIGHTING will win the match

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Vitality T20 Blast is the oldest t20 league in the cricketing arena and is all set to start for the 19th time this season. It was first started in 2003 and was the pioneer for the T20 revolution in cricket. Northern Group teams Lancashire and Derbyshire will kick off the season with their opening game. Lancashire last won the T20 Blast season in 2015 and have failed to reach the finals in the next 5 seasons. Their campaign ended in the semi-finals last season. Derbyshire is yet to win the T20 Blast and in fact they have never qualified for the finals so far. Both teams will look to start with a victory and set the tone for the season.

Lancashire Preview

Lancashire batting will rely heavily on the likes of Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, and Steven Croft. They will play in the top-3 positions and were the top run scorers for the Lancashire last year.  Dane Vilas, Rob Jones, and Danny Lamb will be expected provide the much needed support in the batting line-up in the absence of Liam Livingstone.

The trio of Liam Hurt, Tom Bailey, and Danny Lamb are expected to form the pace bowling lien-up of the team. Spin duo of Mathew Parkinson and Tom Hartley are their biggest strength in the bowling department. Steve Croft will also roll over his arm to give vital overs for the team.

Top players to bet on:

Keaton Jennings – Jennings had a brilliant season last year with 233 runs at an average of 58 & strike arte of nearly 135. He is expected to play all matches this season and will look to set the tone of their batting at the top.

Mathew Parkinson – Parkinson picked up 15 wickets at an economy rate of just 7.7 RPO last year. Leggie will be their trump card in the middle overs to break the partnerships and stumble the opposition.   

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies ((wk), Stevan Croft, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Matthew Parkinson.

Lancashire Actual Playing XI:

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

Derbyshire Preview

Skipper Billy Godleman as a big responsibility of leading his team from front this season after a debacle last year. Derbyshire batting unit comprises of experienced players in the form of Luis Reece, Alex Hughes, Du Ploy, Mathew Critchley, and Wayne Madsen. All top 6 players have played 50+ T20 matches so far.

They have a host of pace bowlers with Alex Hughes, Luis Reece, Mathew Cohen, and Samuel Connors. They lack a little of bit of experience in their pace department. Mathew Critchley, McKiernan, and Wayne Madsen will be their spin bowlers in the team. They have a variety of options to choose from in the bowling department.

Top players to bet on:

Mathew Critchley – Critchey is one of the important all-rounders who can contribute with both bat and ball effectively. He scored 154 runs and took 4 wickets last season.

Billy Godleman – Godleman had an average season last year but he is one of the veterans of the English circuit and we expect him to make a brilliant comeback this year.  He will inspire his tema with his performances with the bat in opening slot.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:

Billy Godleman (C), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest (wk), Michael Cohen, Samuel Conners.

Derbyshire Actual Playing XI:

Matthew JJ Critchley, Alex Thomson, Michael Cohen, Wayne Madsen, Fynn Hudson Prentice, Alex Hughes, Brooke Guest, Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, A Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek

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1.73 k/h
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1.99 k/h
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2.6 k/h
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4.07 k/h
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4.71 k/h
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2.37 mm.
5.12 k/h
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0.42 mm.
4.21 k/h
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0.11 mm.
3.32 k/h
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Weather Conditions

Manchester will have dark, cloudy, and overcast conditions on the match day. We expect rain to make an appearance in the match and can make an impact in the total overs.

Venue Details

Manchester is one of the true pitches where we can expect good pace and bounce effectively. Bowlers will enjoy the movement with the new ball on this wicket with overcast conditions for their aid. We expect average scores around 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams have better win-loss record in the T20s off late and with rain threat around batting second is the best option taking DLS equation into consideration.  

Lancashire and Derbyshire will be short of match practice this season owing to the pandemic and will be looking forward to the T20 blast season. Lancashire have a very well balanced squad with good mix and youth and experience. Derbyshire have experienced players in the batting line-up but lack experience in pace department especially. They have a host of all-rounders but lack the X-factor in bowling department. We expect Lancashire to win this match.

LANCASHIRE LIGHTING will win the match


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar