Must win game for Lancashire Lightning to reach quarterfinal
Lancashire Lightning to win
We are seeing intense competition in the last round of league games in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 and this game between Yorkshire Vikings and Lancashire Lightning would be very important for the latter. Yorkshire lost badly to Birmingham Bears and having qualified for the quarterfinals would look to regain their form. Lancashire comes into this contest after a wonderful show against Worcestershire Rapids in the last game and need to win this game.
Lancashire Lightning would take confidence from the fact that they have had an impressive record against Yorkshire winning the last five games between the two sides. A win here would help them make it to the next round. The Yorkshire Vikings on the other hand shall look to regain their form playing at home in conditions they are familiar with.
Adam Lyth’s side is through to the next round but they come here after a disastrous show in the last game losing to the Birmingham Bears by 10 wickets. The side was bowled out for mere 81 runs and they would have to come out of this shock defeat. Lyth would be expecting a much better show from his batsmen in this game.
None of their batsmen held on to the crease in the last game and the side would need a better show from Lyth and Mark Stoneman opening the batting for the side. Jordan Thompson, Gary Ballance and Harry Brook have to score runs in the middle. In George Hill, Dominic Bess and Jonathan Tattersall the side has good depth in the batting and shall be expecting a better show from them.
Matthew Fisher and Lockie Ferguson will have to grab early wickets as Lancashire batsmen are looking strong at the top. Thompson and Matthew Waite have been expensive and the side would look for tighter spells from them in this game. Dominic Bess and Hill shall have to play good supporting acts bowling tight lines in the middle overs.
Adam Lyth (c), Mark Stoneman, Jordan Thompson, Gary Ballance, Harry Brook, Dominic Bess, George Hill, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Matthew Waite, Matthew Fisher, Lockie Ferguson
Mark Stoneman, Lockie Ferguson, Dom Bess, Harry Duke, Adam Lyth, Matthew Fisher, George Hill, Matthew Waite, Garry Ballance, Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson
Dane Vilas’ side kept its hopes alive for a berth in the next round with a convincing 34-run win against Worcestershire Rapids. It was a good show from their bowlers in the last game as they defended an average total successfully. They have done well against Yorkshire in the last few seasons and shall look to continue with the good record.
Finn Allen and Keaton Jennings provided a good start in the last game and they would need to carry their form forward. Vilas and Alex Davies had a bad outing and the side would have big expectations from them in this must-win game. Rob Jones comes here after a good show and adds strength to the lower middle order along with Luke Wood and Steven Croft.
Saqib Mahmood and Tom Hartley bowled the side to victory in the last game picking four wickets each and they would like to begin from where they left in the last game. Croft also bowled tight spells with the new ball. Luke Wood, Luke Wells and Matthew Parkinson must bowl tight spells here as Yorkshire Vikings have good hitters in their ranks.
Dane Vilas (c & wk), Finn Allen, Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Rob Jones, Steven Croft, Luke Wells, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson
Matt Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Luke Wells, Tom Hartley, Finn Allen, Saqib Mahmood, Alex Davies, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas, Keaton Jennings
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There would be overcast skies over Leeds on July 2 and we would be lucky to see a full game here. Batsmen would be able to play their strokes as the ball is expected to come on to the bat nicely. A score in excess of 170 runs would be a good one considering the weather would assist the bowlers.
Headingley, Leeds is s a good venue for T20 cricket as there is something for the batsmen and bowlers here. The ball comes onto the bat nicely allowing the batsmen to play on the up. Fast bowlers have done well at this venue in the past. Spinners who use their variations tend to do well at this venue.
Only once has a side won a game here chasing the score. The pitch has been a good one to bat on and we have seen big scores being put up by the batsmen here. Going by the record this season the side winning the toss would like to bat and put up a big score on the board.
Yorkshire Vikings come into this game with their worth performance for the season. Their batsmen failed to occupy the crease in the last game and this is something the side would have to work on here in this game. Lancashire Lightning on the other hand did well in the last game and has an impressive record against Yorkshire and this would make them favorites in this game.
Lancashire Lightning to win