Lancashire vs Derbyshire 34th Match - North Group Prediction

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Lancashire
157/8 in 20.0
7.85
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Derbyshire
145/7 in 20.0
7.25
Jul 14, 201813:30
Old Trafford - Manchester, England
Finished
Lancashire won by 12 runs

Our Match Prediction

Lancashire To Win the Match, 1.54
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  • Lancashire's batting has been in excellent form this season
  • Derbyshire has put all its eggs in the pace bowling basket and that bet appears to not be paying off
  • Lancashire is playing at home, is in better form, and is a better balanced side
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LAN
100.0%
DER
0.0%
  • Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast 2018
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester,England
  • Time: 13:30

LAN vs DER Live Score

  • Toss: Lancashire (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Toby Lester

Lancashire

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Steven Croft 0 5 0 0 0.00
Toby Lester 0 3 0 0 0.00
Jordan Clark 20 15 1 1 133.33
James Faulkner 0 3 0 0 0.00
Alex Davies 31 24 3 0 129.17
Arron Lilley 11 12 1 0 91.67
DJ Vilas 11 12 1 0 91.67
KK Jennings 24 23 1 0 104.35
SD Parry 7 4 1 0 175.00
Liam Livingstone 44 21 5 2 209.52
BowlerOMRWECO
MJJ Critchley 2.0 0 15 2 7.50
WL Madsen 1.0 0 9 0 9.00
AL Hughes 4.0 0 32 2 8.00
Wahab Riaz 4.0 0 20 2 5.00
Ravi Rampaul 2.0 0 25 0 12.50
Matt McKiernan 4.0 0 27 0 6.75
Lockie Ferguson 3.0 0 26 1 8.67

Derbyshire

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
MJJ Critchley 19 13 2 0 146.15
GC Wilson 6 11 0 0 54.55
WL Madsen 34 25 6 0 136.00
D Smit 28 24 3 0 116.67
AL Hughes 3 2 0 0 150.00
Wahab Riaz 16 11 3 0 145.45
Calum MacLeod 30 29 3 0 103.45
Matt McKiernan 1 1 0 0 100.00
BT Slater 5 4 1 0 125.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Matt Parkinson 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
Toby Lester 4.0 0 25 4 6.25
Jordan Clark 2.0 0 21 0 10.50
James Faulkner 4.0 0 27 0 6.75
KK Jennings 1.0 0 8 1 8.00
SD Parry 4.0 0 30 0 7.50
Liam Livingstone 1.0 0 12 0 12.00

About the Match

Things have been going pretty well for Lancashire in the Vitality Blast 2018 so far. They have won two out of their three matches and are firmly in the top half of the table at this early stage in the competition. Their opponents, Derbyshire, cannot say the same thing. They have lost all the three games they have played this season and need to start shaking things up to get out of this rut. The Vitality T2Blast is long and allows for comebacks but the close nature of the teams means that the margin of error is quite small.

Match Preview

Lancashire

Lancashire Lightning is showing quite a few good signs at the start of the season. Their last two matches have seen them chase down totals with plenty of deliveries to spare and with quite a few wickets in hand. This suggests that their batting is firing and chasing down big totals should not be a problem for Lancashire either.

Even the one match that they lost to Worcestershire saw them make 188 after batting first.

The men at the front of this batting revival have been Liam Livingstone, Keaton Jennings, and Alex Davies. While it is these three batsmen that have gotten the big scores up until now, Clark, Vilas, Lilley, and Faulkner are all capable of playing the big innings as well.

Lancashire’s batting is shaping up nicely and although they will be tested by the international quality pace attack from Derbyshire, they should be able to give a good account of themselves. The one change that we would like to see is Jennings bat above Lilley in every match but Lancashire is unlikely to tinker with a winning combination.

The bowling has been coming together nicely as well. James Faulkner, Parkinson, and Parry all went for less than 6 runs an over in the last match. Joe Mennie has not found a place in the side, although, we suspect Lancashire will look to give him another go sooner rather than later.

Lancashire Starting Lineup

Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley, KK Jennings, DJ Vilas, Steven Croft, Jordan Clark, James Faulkner, SD Parry, Matt Parkinson, Toby Lester.


Derbyshire

All the other teams were a little surprised to Derbyshire stack its team with fast bowlers when everyone else was running after wrist spinners. With Lockie Ferguson, Wahab Riaz, and Ravi Rampaul in the side, Derbyshire had three world-class fast bowlers to call upon.

Derbyshire also has Hardus Viljoen on Kolpak and Alex Hughes to bowl a bit of medium pace. Maden and Critchley are the two spinners for Derbyshire this season and so clearly it was pace that was expected to win them games.

Things have not quite panned out that way. Ferguson has been excellent in the tournament so far, picking wickets and keeping a tight leash on run scoring. All the other bowlers have struggled to have anywhere near the same impact and that has been evident in the results.

Derbyshire could pick up only one wicket against Lancashire in their first encounter, four against Worcestershire, and Nottinghamshire smashed them for a score close to 180 as well. Can Derbyshire expect different results against the same team using the same methods?

It is also unfair to blame the bowling alone. The Derbyshire batsmen have struggled massively as well. Will Madsen is the only one to have scored a fifty so far and even though Callum MacLeod has played a few attractive innings, he is yet to go on and play the big inning.

The reliance on these two players for runs means that others like Dal, Wilson, and Slater are put under pressure when the top-2 don’t perform.

Derbyshire Starting Lineup

BT Slater, MJJ Critchley, Calum MacLeod, WL Madsen, AL Hughes, GC Wilson, Matt McKiernan, D Smit, Wahab Riaz, Lockie Ferguson, Ravi Rampaul.

Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss is likely to field first

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The glorious English summer that we have been witnessing promises to continue for just a little bit longer. A clear day with plenty of sun has been forecast for this match. The pitch in Old Trafford is expected to take a little bit of spin owing to the dry weather but there will still be plenty of runs to be had.

A score of around 180 can be expected to be par.

Match Prediction

Derbyshire has won three out of the last five matches between the two sides. They are the underdogs in this match but they do have some match winners in their ranks. The overall strength of the Lancashire side and the current form that the players are in leads us to believe they are going to add one more victory to their list.

Back Lancashire to win.

Betting Tips

Lancashire To Win the Match, 1.54

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Which team will win?

Lancashire 81.8% (63)
Derbyshire 18.2% (14)
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Comments

Abrar Faisal
pls add accurate result.
2018-07-14 09:15:44
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