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Toss Winner - Lancashire won the toss and chose to bat first
Northamptonshire beat Lancashire by 7 wickets
Will Northamptonshire dethrone Lancashire from the top of the points table on Friday?
We predict that Lancashire will defeat Northamptonshire.
Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: County Ground, Northampton, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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Northamptonshire will host table-toppers of the north group; Lancashire in the 77th fixture of the Vitality Blast 2022 at County Ground, Northampton. It will be an important match for both the teams as far as the position of table-toppers is concerned.
With 6 wins from 8 matches and facing just 1 defeat so far this season, Lancashire are in 1st place in the points table of the north group with 13 points. On the other side, Northamptonshire have played some fine cricket so far and with 5 wins and 2 defeats in 8 matches, they are at the 2nd position in the same group with 11 points.
Northamptonshire have managed to register a hat-trick of wins in their last few matches whereas Lancashire have failed to continue their winning streak of 4 matches against Durham in the last match. It will be a huge task for both teams to tackle each other in the race for the top position.
After defeating Durham and Derbyshire, Northamptonshire have registered a comfortable victory over Worcestershire by 73 runs in the last match to win 3 consecutive games. Now they will face table-toppers of the group; Lancashire on 17th June at County Ground.
While batting first in the last match against Worcestershire, Chris Lynn smashed the opponents' bowlers to score his 2nd century of the season. He remained not out in the innings to score 113 runs from 57 balls only. Captain Josh Cobb has played a supportive role to score 50 runs from 30 balls. With the help of these brilliant knocks, they have managed to put 220 runs on the board.
Bowlers of the team have made it easy while defending the target. Jos Cobb, this time with the ball has managed to dismantle Worcestershire’s innings by taking 5 wickets for just 25 runs in his 4 overs. Tom Taylor has picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs in support. With a brilliant batting and bowling display, the team has registered a victory by 73 runs.
By looking at the current form of the layers, this team is looking more dangerous for the upcoming fixture against Lancashire. Batters and bowlers have understood their roles and they just have to execute their plans well on the ground while facing Lancashire on 17th June.
Chris Lynn, Josh Cobb, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich.
Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Saif Zaib, Josh Cobb (c), James Neesham, Rob Keogh, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich.
Rob Keogh, Tom Taylor, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich, Saif Zaib, Josh Cobb, Graeme White, Emilio Gay, Lewis McManus, Ben Curran, James Neesham
Derbyshire ended Lancashire’s winning streak of 4 matches and they lost their first game of the season. Now they will try to come back stronger to maintain their top spot on the table. They will face Northamptonshire on 17th June in this battle for the top position of the group.
The team’s batting unit that has been performing so well throughout this season, has failed to perform in the last match against Durham. Only 3 batters from the unit have managed to score a 2-digit number from which Steven Croft was the leading run-scorer with his 55 runs from 52 balls. The team got bowled out for just 130 runs.
While defending this low total, the team’s bowling unit has managed to put pressure on opponents at an initial stage. Richard Gleeson has been top class while bowling. With his spell of 4 wickets for 19 runs in his 4 overs, he tried to save the game. Unfortunately, the opponents have managed to register a win in the last over.
The team has managed to build a strong batting as well as a bowling unit. Although they failed to perform well with the bat in the last game, this team is famous for comebacks. They will try to back on a winning track on Friday when they face Northamptonshire.
Steven Croft, Tim David, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
Keaton Jennings, Phil Salt (wk), Dane Vilas(c), Steven Croft, Tim David, Luke Wells, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
Matthew Parkinson, Steven Croft, Tom Hartley, Luke Wells, Timothy David, Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas, Danny Lamb, Rob Jones, Josh Bohannon, Richard Gleeson
The weather will be partly cloudy on the match day, with a 4-5% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 33°C - 16°C range.
County Ground from Northamptonshire will host this match. This ground is a home ground for Northamptonshire and has a capacity of 6500 and has conducted just two international games so far.
This ground has conducted just 2 ODI matches so far but hasn’t conducted any T20Is. This ground is mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast and County Championship. The pitch is in favor of batsmen and it’s easy to chase down the targets on this ground. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to ball first.
Both the teams are neck to neck in this fixture and they have played fine cricket so far this season. By looking at the current form of both teams, both have t20 power hitters in their squad. It will be the bowling unit of a team which will change the result of the context on 17th June. As far as the bowling unit is concerned, Lancashire have an upper hand in this fixture. Their bowlers are performing well while defending the low totals also.
We predict that Lancashire will defeat Northamptonshire.
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