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Lancashire vs Essex, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

Old Trafford Cricket Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Match Abandoned Due to Rain

Host Lancashire eye a strong show against Essex

  • Last year. Lancashire failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
  • Essex suffered defeat at the hands of Glamorgan in the semifinals of the 2021 Royal London ODI Cup.
  • Alastair Cook, Tom Westley and Simon Harmer were standout performers for Essex last season.

Expect Essex to beat Lancashire by a comfortable margin.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ODI | Venue: Old Trafford Cricket Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bat

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Lancashire and Essex will lock horns in the third match of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup on Tuesday.

Lancashire will be looking to start their campaign on a positive note. Skipper Dane Vilas will be hoping that the side can put up a strong show in their opening fixture.

Last season, Essex performed exceedingly well in the round-robin stages of the competition. In the semifinals, Essex suffered five-wicket defeat against Glamorgan. Skipper Tom Westley will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show in this opening encounter.

Last year, the match played between Lancashire and Essex in a tie.

Lancashire Preview

The county side will be keen to field their strongest XI for this opening clash.  In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Rob Jones, and Dane Vilas to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last season, middle-order batsman Rob Jones topped the batting charts for Lancashire. In seven matches played, Jones has scored 220 runs at an average of 44.00 with two half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Richard Gleeson, Tom Bailey, Jack Morley and Liam Hurt to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Last season, medium-pacer Tom Bailey has topped the bowling charts for Lancashire with 10 wickets at an economy rate of 3.69.

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Steven Croft, George Lavelle/Dane Vilas , Danny Lamb, George Balderson, Taylor Corrall/Richard Gleeson, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Jack Morley.

Essex Preview

The team management will be hoping that county side can show discipline in all three departments. Simon Harmer and Shane Snater might not be available for this opening fixture due to international duties for their respective countries.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Alastair Cook, Josh Rymell, Tom Westley and Feroze Khushi to deliver the bulk of then runs.

Last year, opener Alastair Cook showcased excellent form with the bat for Essex and was the leading run-scorer with 455 runs at an average of 56.87. Besides Cook, Captain Tom Westley showed consistency with the bat and accumulated 415 runs at an average of 51.87 with four half-centuries.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Ryan Ten Doeschate and Ben Allison to make crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Westley (captain), Alastair Cook, Josh Rymell, Feroze Khushi, Paul Walker, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Luc Benkenstein, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Ben Allison.

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
17
0 mm.
4.93 k/h
From: SSW
100%
03h
18
0.76 mm.
5.09 k/h
From: SSW
75%
06h
18
2.77 mm.
4.78 k/h
From: SW
83%
09h
19
2.69 mm.
4.7 k/h
From: SW
92%
12h
20
0.42 mm.
5.84 k/h
From: SW
100%
15h
23
0.13 mm.
6.08 k/h
From: WSW
94%
18h
22
0 mm.
5.45 k/h
From: SW
94%
21h
20
0 mm.
4.9 k/h
From: SW
99%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide an exciting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast is predicted to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester is going to host the 3rd match of 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup between Lancashire and Essex.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 265 runs. The average first inning score at Manchester is around 260 runs.

Based on past performances, Essex will be slight favorites to win their game against Lancashire. With likes of Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, and Feroze Khushi in their ranks, Essex will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Lancashire will need to bat exceedingly well in a bid to upstage Essex in this contest.

Expect Essex to beat Lancashire by a comfortable margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.