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Toss Winner - Nottinghamshire won the toss and chose to bowl first
Lancashire beat Nottinghamshire by 87 runs
Nottinghamshire to battle out Lancashire to strengthen its grip on the second place.
We predict that Nottinghamshire will defeat Lancashire.
Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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Nottinghamshire will lock its horns against the Lancashire Lightning in their respective third game of the season of the Vitality Blast. The match will be played at the Trent Bridge stadium on 31st May from 11:00 pm. Nottinghamshire have three points in 2 matches and currently place in second place on the North Group's points table. On the other hand, Lancashire also have 3 points in two games with one win and a tie. They are currently third in the points table with low NRR compared to Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire started their campaign with a victory over Worcestershire. Bowling first, Notts restricted Worcestershire on 164 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Luke Fletcher came out with the best bowling figures taking 5 for 32 in his three overs spell. Chasing 165, Notts opener Joe Clarke scored 52 in 34 balls. Nottinghamshire won the game by 4 wickets with two balls to spare. Nott’s second game against Northamptonshire got interrupted by the rain. Both teams shared a point each.
After tying the first game by getting the wicket of Harry Brooks (72 runs off 48 deliveries) on the final ball against Yorkshire, Lancashire beat Worcestershire by 12 runs. In form batter, Tim David smashed 60 runs off just 25 balls to take the team score to 183 runs. After a threat from the Worcestershire’s top order, Richard Gleeson took 5 wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs to restrict Worcestershire to 171 to win the game by 12 runs.
With the win, Lancashire has now remained unbeaten four times in their last five outings. But their record against Nottinghamshire is poor in the recent history. They have not registered a single victory in the last five games against the Notts. While Notts have three wins and a tie in these five games. In the last season when these two sides met, Alex Hales scored a century for Nottinghamshire. Chasing 174 runs, Lancashire fell short of 7 runs after resistance from Steven Croft (41 in 30) and Luke Wood (33 in 25) at the end. Notts are bookies' favorites to win this game.
An abandoned game against Northants has come as a blessing for Nottinghamshire. Otherwise, it would have been a back-to-back game for them. Joe Clarke and Alex Hales will open for Notts. Clarke has continued his form from the last season and already scored a half-century in the last two games. Alex Hales, on the other hand, hasn’t shown a glimpse of his power-hitting yet. But it's on the corner. Hales scored 482 runs last season at a strike rate of 178.51 including a century against Lancashire. Ben Duckett and Samit Patel will play the role of the anchors in the top order. Patel, who is playing his 20th season, scored 63 off 44 balls in the rain-interrupted game.
Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, and skipper Daniel Christien will comprise the middle order. Moores played a crucial knock of 47 runs in just 31 deliveries with help of 3 sixes in Notts' win against Worcestershire. Patel’s spin can come in handy against Lancashire as their openers are not effective against the spin attack.
Except for Patel, Nottinghamshire has built their bowling attack over Pace. Luke Fletcher’s five wickets for 32 were the key attraction of Notts' first win of this season. Matthew Carter finished his last season as the leading wicket-taker for the Notts with 18 wickets. He took 3 against Lancashire for just 17 runs. Well, coach Peter Moores will be looking forward from Moores to continuing his dominance over Lancashire.
Key Players: Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Joe Clarke.
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian (c), Steven Mullaney, Calvin Harrison, Matthew Carter, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
Alex Hales, Matthew Carter, Steven Mullaney, Dane Paterson, Samit Patel, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores, Jake Ball, DT Christian, Luke Fletcher
The road of this season’s Vitality Blast has not been easier for Lancashire. Though they have remained unbeaten, both games have been tight. They will keep sending Phillip salt and Keaton Jennings to open the innings. Salt has scored 88 runs in the first two games at a strike rate of 166.03. Steven Croft and skipper Dane Vilas will be the next in the order. The problem with Vilas is that he is not in form since the last season. This puts an extra pressure on the Lancashire middle-order if the top four stumbles up in the beginning.
But who cares!!! When you have Liam Livingstone and Tim David in the middle order, the pressure is always on the other side. The recent IPL stint for both players has been terrific with their respective teams. And they have rightly picked from where they have left. Livingstone has 49 runs in two games at a strike rate of 132. 43. It’s Tim David who has been absolutely fantastic in both games. David has scored 95 runs so far at a strike rate of 220.93 with 7 gigantic sixes.
Lancashire's bowling attack will be dependent on Luke Wood, Matthew Parkinson, and Tom Hartley. The trio was the joint leading wicket-takers for the Lancashire side last season with 13 wickets each. Besides this Richard Gleeson has been terrific with the ball in the first two games. His fifer against Worcestershire changed the dimension of the game and helped Lancashire win their first game by 12 runs. Livingstone gives a spin dimension to the pace attack.
Key Players: Liam Livingstone, Tim David, Philip Salt
Philip Salt (wk), Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Tim David, Luke Wood, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
Matthew Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Timothy David, Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas, Danny Lamb, Phil Salt, Richard Gleeson, Liam Livingstone
Looks like a rain interruption is on the line. The showers are expected in the later stages of the day. The temperature will range between 7°C and 15°C. The wind will be flowing from the west at 14-15 kmh. The pitch favors batters more than the pacers. The ball comes easily on the bat as the match proceeds. Hence lots of runs can be expected in this game.
The match between Nottinghamshire and Lancashire will be played at The Trent Bridge Stadium. The venue holds a capacity of 15350 spectators and has hosted 64 tests, 49 ODIs & 12 T20Is so far. It’s been a regular host since 1899 when the first Test was played.
In 129 T20Is, the Team batting first has won the game 7 times. The average batting score for the first innings is 160 compared to 143 for the second innings. But domestic cricket has a different scenario. The team chasing the target has 6 victories in the last 10 domestic T20s. The team winning the toss should bat second to chase the target.
Nottinghamshire are currently riding on the top gear against Lancashire if you compare the recent history. In the last 14 matches, they have lost just a game against Lancashire while winning 10 of them and tying a single game. But the recent addition of Tim David in the middle order can cause a serious problem for Nottinghamshire as the Singapore international is playing ferociously wherever he is going. Even after this addition, we think Nottinghamshire will have an upper hand against Lancashire.
We predict that Nottinghamshire will defeat Lancashire.
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