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|Leus du Plooy||29||16||1||2||181.25|
|Billy Ashley Godleman||7||10||1||0||70.00|
Continuing to build on their brilliant T20 record, Lancashire got off to a terrific start in the Vitality Blast T20. However, much to their frustration, their second match was washed out due rain after Tom Bailey picked up five wickets to put his side in charge of things.
They are set to play a string of away matches and would like to fetch as many points as possible before moving to Old Trafford. Up next in the tournament, Lancashire lightning is set to travel to Leeds to play against Derbyshire at Headingley Cricket Ground. Derbyshire is yet to get off the mark in the tournament, as far as a win is concerned. The match between the two sides is to be played on 31st August 2020.
Derbyshire Falcons had a fantastic run last year. It was so good that they made their first finals-day appearance, which left many in the awe of the teamwork which helped Derbyshire get to the finals day. They haven't had a chance to showcase their skills in this tournament yet and it would be interesting to see how their campaign pans out this year.
On paper, Derbyshire didn't have a big name last year. It was all because of the fantastic team effort and strategy that they made it to the semi-final last year before Essex got better of them. With most of the overseas players out of the competition, Derbyshire's relative strength has only increased.
Derbyshire Falcons get their strength from their set of experienced players. Wayne Madsen, who finished fifth in the batting charts last year, has tons of experience of playing white-ball cricket. He smashed 464 runs last year, including four fifties, at a strike-rate of 146.83. Billy Godleman, with 453 runs to his name, was right behind Madsen as the pair played a crucial role in the Falcons' run last year. Apart from Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen, they have some decent players, who all can play the supporting role brilliantly. With Luis Reece, Leus du Plooy, and Alex Hughes available in the eleven, this Derbyshire batting unit looks as good as any.
Ravi Rampaul was instrumental in the Falcons' success last year and his absence certainly leaves the Falcons' bowling attack a bit high and dry. Rampaul picked up 23 wickets last year and finding a quick bowler with as much experience as him would be a challenge for the Falcons. With Matt Critchley at their disposal and other bowlers to assist, the Falcons have their spin department covered.
The only match that Derbyshire had prior to this match was washed out due to rain, which means that they are still out of match practice. This could be of important significance against Lancashire Lightning, who are coming off two good performances and have the momentum.
Derbyshire is a pretty good unit with an excellent batting unit having tons of experience. With Rampaul no longer there to lead the bowling attack, the Falcons appear to be a little thin with the ball. They'd need their bowlers to step up their game to complement their batting unit and if they manage to do that, this Falcons' side will be in business.
Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, AL Hughes, Matt Critchley, Matt McKiernan, Anuj Dal, HR Hosein, Edward Barnes, Sam Conners.
Lancashire Lightning was arguably the best team in the North Group last year, winning eight and losing two of their matches. With a win in the first match and a pretty good performance in the second before rain washed it out, they have started off in a terrific manner this year as well. Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner played vital roles in their brilliant run last year, but their absence hasn't really been felt in the two matches that Lancashire has played so far.
Lancashire Lightning was left frustrated in the second match as the rain kept them from winning the second match after a brilliant spell by Tom Bailey. After winning the toss and putting Foxes in, Lancashire exhibited fantastic athleticism and composure in the field. Vilas led from the front as he completed a hat-trick of catches, which included the one to get rid of the dangerous-looking Arron Lilley. Tom Bailey delivered an incredible spell to dismiss five batsmen and he returned with the figures of 5 for 17 from his 4 overs.
Before coming into this match, Lancashire had completed a stupendous win over Durham at Grace Road. Riding high on Keaton Jennings' maiden hundred, Lancashire racked up a tall total of 190, which Durham failed to even get close to. Batting first on a good surface but in murky conditions, the pair of Davies and Jennings pressed hard in the powerplay. The opening pair went on to put a century stand before Davies was dismissed with a total of 170 runs on the board. Although Lancashire Lightning lost a couple of quick wickets thereafter, Keaton Jennings and Davies had done enough to put their side in a position to dictate terms.
Chasing a total of 190 was never going to be easy for Durham and the Lightning bowlers ensured that it remains the case. Steven Croft and Tom Bailey were fantastic upfront as the duo bowled in tight channels, the bowling which resulted in two quick wickets. Just when Durham was looking to launch a counter-attack after a good partnership between Alex Lees and David Bedingham, Croft got rid of Bedingham and that started a flurry of dismissals. Even though a couple of Lightning bowlers struggled against Alex Lees in the middle overs, Lancashire won the match pretty easily - by a margin of 27 runs. Tom Bailey was their most successful bowler as he returned with 2 for 22 in his 3 overs.
Overall, Lancashire is one of the strongest units in the tournament and that is evident by its performance in the first two matches. With two fantastic performances behind them, they'll be a confident team, and beating them would take some effort.
KK Jennings, Alex Davies, Steven Croft, DJ Vilas, Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt, Matt Parkinson.
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These are the two sides that had fantastic respective runs last year. While Lancashire Lightning has started off on a similar note, Derbyshire is yet go get a game in. With Derbyshire without Ravi Rampaul, Lancashire Lightning appears to be a better-balanced team, at least on paper. They are coming off superb performances in their last two matches and would want to build on the momentum they have. For those reasons and the ones stated above, Lancashire Lightning is more likely to come out triumphant in the upcoming encounter.
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