About the Match
This is a match expected to be between two giants and will prove to be worth watching. Lancashire with 8 points from 5 matches, after losing to Nottinghamshire, is facing the formidable Yorkshire which has 3 points from 3 matches at Manchester on 6th June. Having lost to Northamptonshire but winning against Derbyshire, the Yorks shared the points with Warwickshire; both teams have bowlers and batsmen of reputation and if they put in their hundred percent, it will be good contest to watch, the result going down to the wire.
They have the confidence of setting a target and winning the match, as they proved against Warwickshire which they won by 15 runs, bundling the opponents with their fire power. After winning the toss they batted first, with TC Smith, who is good as opener and can hold one end intact, combined with Davis. With the top order falling regularly against a hostile attack by Rankin, Barker, Javid and Patel, Smith built small partnerships, the side getting bowled out in 19.5 overs with an attainable target of 126. They had the required fire power to bowl out the Warwickshire team in 20 overs limiting them to 111; Kabir Ali, Junaid Khan and Parry with full control on the ball and with no mood to allow the other batsmen to settle, claimed wickets regularly to bowl out the opponents in 20 overs. Yorkshire is no easy meat; they have in the last match defeated their opponent with a loss of only 2 wickets, reaching the target of 127 with 6 overs to spare. Hence the Lancashire team should have a plan for each bowler and batsman of the opposing team and execute them meticulously. If put into bat first they must put up a healthy score and attack the opponent with venom; if chasing a target, they must gradually build the innings, and increase the run rate after 10 overs to win the match.
Yorkshire has a formidable batting line up and an equally supporting bowling attack; in their last match against Derbyshire, they did not allow the opponent to settle down and after the fall of the 1st wicket at 33 runs on board, the bowlers dominated the opponent and wickets kept falling regularly, with the Derbyshire team being restricted to just 127 as Plunkett, Rashid and Pyrah bowled with good line and length. The Yorkshire team opened with Finch and Gale, made 22 for 1st wicket, and then Lees Joined Finch in the middle to make a mockery of the bowling attack and reached the target in just 14 overs, with loss of 2 wickets. The Lancashire team has a potential of putting up a strong fight and they can surprise the Yorkshire side in all departments of the game; hence the Yorkshire team will do good to plan their strategy thoroughly and execute the plan to finish.
Both teams are well equipped to deal with the other effectively and will not succumb to pitfalls; ultimately the team which can hold the nerve will win, and we feel that team would be Lancashire.
Lancashire, 2.00 @ TitanBet