Match Preview : (By-Anuj)

Lancashire Vs Essex :

        Hello and Welcome to the preview & match prediction of the 3rd quarter final of the Vitality T20 blast 2022, which will be played between Lancashire Vs Essex in Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on 8th July.

        The two teams last met each other in Quarter final-2019, where Essex won by 6 wickets.

Lancashire :

        If we will look performance of Lancashire in current edition, then Lancashire finished at the 2nd position of North Group with 18 points. They have played 14 matches on league stage; in which they won 8 matches, 4 matches lost, 1 match no result and 1 tie. In their last match against Birmingham, they won by 2 wickets in close contest.

Credit : Elizabeth Botcherby

        Steven Croft is the top scorer batsman from Lancashire side. He made 422 runs in 14 innings with the average of 35.17. With the ball, Richard Gleeson is leading to Lancashire with the 23 wickets. Lancashire will miss the service of Liam Livingstone, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson & Jos Buttler due to International duty against India. If Lancashire wants to qualify for semi-final, then they will have performed together by every departments.

Essex :

        On the other side, Essex has finished on 3rd position of the points table in current edition with 19 points. They have played 14 matches on league stage; in which they won 9 matches, 4 lost and one match no result due to rain. In their last match against Glamorgan, they won by big margin of 69 runs in high scoring clash.

Simon Harmer (Credit : Twitter handle)

         Michael Pipper is the top scorer batsman from Essex side. He made 403 runs in 13 innings with the average of 36.64. With the ball, Skipper Simon Harmer is leading to Essex with the 16 wickets. In today’s match, For Essex is some relief that some big face will not available in opponents side, but they shouldn’t take easy is in his home ground.

Probable XI :

Lancashire : Rob Jones, Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c and wk), Tim David, Luke Wells, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Josh Bohannon, Tom Hartley and Tom Bailey

Essex : Adam Rossington (wk), Robin Das, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aaron Beard, Ben Allison and Samuel Cook

Weather Report :

       According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will be around 20°C. The speed of the wind will be around 16 km/h and the sky will be clear.

Pitch Report :

       The pitch at the Manchester is generally supports to batsmen. The bowlers will get some help from the pitch in middle over, The skipper winning the toss might prefer to bowl first and chase the target later on.

Broadcast Details:

Match Timings – 11:00 PM IST
Live Streaming – Fan Code apps

Match Prediction :

Essex will win

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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