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Lancashire vs Leicestershire, free match prediction 20 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2020 | 17:30 | Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
134/5 in 20.0 6.70
154/5 in 20.0 7.70

Lancashire Vs Leicestershire betting odds

LANCS

1.54

LEIC

2.35

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

winner Leicestershire beat Lancashire by 20 runs

Vitality T20 Blast: Leicestershire look to minimise quarterfinal uncertainty against confident Lancs

  • Lancashire have already qualified for the quarterfinals
  • To qualify, Leicestershire need to win this game and hope that Durham loses their match
  • Leicestershire have only won one game outside Grace Road

In-from Lancashire favourites to win.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 9 6 1 0 2 14 1.413
Lancashire 8 5 1 0 1 12 0.497
Leicestershire 9 3 3 0 2 9 -0.413
Durham 8 3 4 0 1 7 0.136
Yorkshire 9 2 5 0 2 6 0.311
Derbyshire 9 1 6 0 2 4 -1.786
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 1.413 9 6 1 0 2
12 0.497 8 5 1 0 1
9 -0.413 9 3 3 0 2
7 0.136 8 3 4 0 1
6 0.311 9 2 5 0 2
4 -1.786 9 1 6 0 2
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Match Preview

Every game is a massive one in the context of the quarterfinal race and this fixture is no different. Lancashire have already booked their spot but their opponents, Leicestershire find themselves on slippery ground. They need to win this game but even that wouldn’t guarantee qualification as they would want Durham to lose their last game of the season.

Not a good spot to be in but for starters, Leicestershire will have to spot on with their execution as Lancashire have been a well-rounded side this season. Their batting has been a bit top-heavy but has got the job done more often than not. Like Durham, the Lancs too have enjoyed two-paced decks although the surfaces they have played on haven’t been as tough.

The sluggish nature of the pitches have brought their smart bowling attack into play. Leicestershire also have a similar-looking bowling unit and both teams should relish the conditions on offer at Old Trafford with the surfaces being weary and slow. Batting won’t be as straightforward and the smarter side will emerge on top.

Teams Preview

Lancashire Preview

The heavy defeat to Durham came out of syllabus for the Lancs but given that they have already qualified, they can afford to brush it aside as a one-off. The conditions in the second half of that game were extremely tough to bat on and Lancs’ chase never really took off at all. With a similar surface expected, the Lancs would want to be better prepared, especially if they end up having chase one more time.

The middle order is a soft underbelly for the team and it will be up to the likes of Alex Davies and the rest of the top order to do the bulk of the scoring. Liam Livingstone hasn’t played much games and is definitely due for some big scores. The bowling is in assured hands and with Saqib Mahmood in the side now, the stocks are bit more bolstered with the genuine wicket-taking option that he provides. Matthew Parkinson is another trump card with the kind of decks that will be on view at this stage of the tournament. If the Lancs’ batting can do their bit without fuss, the bowling should take care of the rest, at least on these two-paced pitches.

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

A Davies, L Livingstone, S Croft, D Vilas(c), R Jones, G Lavelle, D Lamb, L Wood, T Hartley, S Mahmood, M Parkinson

Lancashire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Lamb 29 31 2 0 93.55
L Livingstone 15 12 0 2 125
G Lavelle 12 12 2 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Wood 2.0 0 16 2 8
S Mahmood 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
D Lamb 3.0 0 15 1 5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Wood 2.0 0 16 2 8
S Mahmood 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
D Lamb 3.0 0 15 1 5

Lancashire Actual Playing XI:

Matt Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Saqib Mahmood, Alex Davies, Dane Vilas, Danny Lamb, Rob Jones, Josh Bohannon, Liam Livingstone

Leicestershire Preview

Their win against the Notts has definitely fuelled the mood in the Leics camp but there is a lot more to do for them to get into the quarterfinals. Winning is a must, preferrably by a big margin but unless Durham lose their game, nothing will matter. Still, Leicestershire will want to focus on their own tasks. Skipper Colin Ackermann will be the key once again and after that incredible knock against the Notts, he will be full of beans.

The top order also will need to compliment their captain for them to stand a chance against an in-form opponent at their den. The bowling was outstanding against a formidable Notts batting line-up and more of the same will be required once again. If they can strike early against the Lancs, it will go a long way in strengthening their grip over the game because the middle order hasn’t been that great. Ideally, batting first would be Leicestershire’s go-to tactic on a potentially used Old Trafford deck. Their bowling can then get into the act later on. They do have a reasonably balanced side but will be under a lot of stress heading into this fixture.

 

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

N Welch, G Delany, A Lilley, C Ackermann(c), H Dearden, G Rhodes, L Hill(wk), C Parkinson, D Klein, W Davis, G Griffiths

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Ackermann 67 53 5 1 126.42
A Lilley 34 23 3 2 147.83
C Parkinson 13 8 2 0 162.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Davis 4.0 0 38 3 9.5
C Parkinson 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
D Klein 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Davis 4.0 0 38 3 9.5
C Parkinson 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
D Klein 3.0 0 23 1 7.67

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Gavin Griffiths, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Nick Welch, Dieter Klein, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, William Davis, Callum Parkinson, Harry Dearden, Gareth Delany

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 13 0 mm. 4.09 k/h From: ENE 0%
03h 12 0 mm. 4.53 k/h From: NE 30%
06h 12 0 mm. 3.08 k/h From: ENE 37%
09h 14 0 mm. 3.81 k/h From: ENE 27%
12h 17 0 mm. 3.72 k/h From: ENE 13%
15h 19 0 mm. 3.61 k/h From: ENE 0%
18h 15 0 mm. 2.72 k/h From: E 0%
21h 13 0 mm. 1.39 k/h From: E 0%

Weather Conditions

Forecast is for a clear cold day with no forecast of rain. The pitch should be on the slower side and drier with help for bowlers who use variations and spinners.

Venue Details

Old Trafford has been one of England’s iconic venues across formats. Pitches have been extremely sporting with a good balance between bat and ball.

Toss: To Bowl

Teams would want to bat first at Old Trafford as the pitches have been used a lot in this English summer during the international games. The deck could slow down considerably in the second half.

Winning Prediction

Lancashire look the form side and are favourites to win this game, more so due to the extreme pressure that Leicestershire have on their plate.

In-from Lancashire favourites to win.

Author: S.Shinghe