Date & Time: Friday, September 04, 19:00 IST
Venue: Aigburth, Liverpool, England
Derbyshire, Lancashire Lock Horns For The Second Time In A Week
Within a span of one week, the fans are set to watch Derbyshire, Lancashire locking horns for the second time. However, they wouldn’t complain, as the previous game between the duo is a last-ball thriller and once again, a similar contest is upcoming, with both teams likely to go with similar lineups.
Alex Davies played a brilliant knock in that game for Lancashire while Wayne Madsen and Critchley contributed for Derbyshire to spice things up during the chase. When it went to 6 runs off 1 ball, bowler held his nerves to see Lancashire seal the victory by 4 runs.
As far as troubles are concerned, Derbyshire is having a tough time with the lack of experience in the fast bowling department. They have lost the services of Ravi Rampaul for this season, which made a massive impact on the lineup. On the other hand, Lancashire is eagerly waiting for the return of Liam Livingstone to get stability to the batting lineup. All in all, one can expect a thrilling clash tonight with both teams having superb players.
All-rounder Luke Wood could return to Lancashire’s line-up after injury. If selected, this would mark his Blast debut for the Lightning. On the other hand, the fitness of Wayne Madsen will be tested before the start of the game.
Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Matt McKiernan, Anuj Dal, Harvey Hosein (wk), Edward Barnes, Samuel Conners
Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies (wk), Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt, Matthew Parkinson
This is the first game to be played at this venue this season. There are no previous stats for this venue as well. However, it is expected that venue would be helpful for the batsmen with shorter boundaries. As far as bowling section is concerned, fast bowlers might get assistance with new turf on offer.
Alex Davies has been sensational in this season so far. He is carrying PPM of 96 in this tournament and 70 in the last five games. Stats indicate that he is a must-have player and one of the first players to be picked on your side. Alex also got brilliant stats against this opposition.
One can’t ignore Tom Bailey for this contest. He has been sensational and the second leading wicket-taker of this season so far. He picked 8 wickets in the tournament so far and has PPM of 42.
Croft will fetch you points in both sections of the game. He bats at number 3 and also bowls four overs of his spell. Steven has got PPM of 68 in the tournament so far with an MDTA of 1.
The all-rounder is our big bet for this contest. He has the ability to turn matches in the favour of his side with his all-round skills. Besides that, Critchley carries good stats against this opposition, which makes him a big bet for this game.
We are going with top three batsmen of Lancashire for this contest and then comes all-rounders as the back-up. In this strategy, Dane Vilas cannot be included to bring balance. Thus, we had to leave him out.