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After losing the top of the table position with their defeat to Nottinghamshire, Lancashire will be desperate to consolidate their position at the top, especially with a couple of other teams breathing right down their neck. Their upcoming match against Yorkshire is likely to have a telling impact on their campaign. A win will push them back to the top-spot separated from Nottinghamshire only by net run-rate whereas a loss will take them into the bottom half of the table, jeopardizing their chances to qualify. The match between the two teams is to be played on Sunday, 14th September, at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.
Although the points table suggests otherwise, Yorkshire have actually done pretty well in the competition thus far. They have been at the receiving end of the luck in multiple matches, losing matches by minuscule margins. Evidently, despite losing two matches, they have a supreme net run-rate of 1.429, which is second only to Nottinghamshire's. As it stands, they are placed at the fourth spot on the ladder and a win here would take them to the second.
Yorkshire's campaign so far has been pretty dramatic. Their wins have been massive and their losses have been narrow. Starting their campaign with a massive win over Derbyshire, Yorkshire failed to keep the momentum going and lost to Nottinghamshire in their subsequent completed match. They bounced back with a terrific win over Durham and then went onto suffer a heart-wrenching loss at the hands of Leicestershire.
At the halfway mark against Leicestershire, Yorkshire found themselves in a pretty good position, having a total of 188 runs to defend on a not-so-flat deck. Their bowlers kept things tight in the initial few overs in addition to Fisher getting rid of Harry Dearden. However, Dearden's dismissal brought Alex Lilley to the crease, who single-handedly provided Leicestershire's with much-needed momentum. The Vikings bowlers looked clueless against Delany, Lilley, and Ackermann who together got Foxes to the brink of the victory. Yorkshire bowlers tried to stage a comeback and bowled exceedingly well at the death, but remarkably good batting by Leicestershire's batsmen stole the game from the Vikings.
Vikings strength in the tournament so far has been their batting and it wasn't different in the match against Leicestershire as well. Yorkshire were without Joe Root and there were a few concerned faces due to Root's absence. However, his absence made no difference as Yorkshire Vikings posted a towering total of 188 batting first. Adam Lyth and David Willey added 70 off 41 for the second wicket after Lyth got Vikings to a terrific start. Their innings appeared to be losing way in the middle-overs, but some fantastic hitting by Jonny Tattersall and Jordan Thompson played excellent knocks each, helping Yorkshire post a challenging total.
Its been on and off kind of tournament for the Vikings so far. On paper, they have a terrific team that has almost everyone doing well. While the absence of Joe Root takes away a bit of balance, Yorkshire shouldn't be too worried about his absence as Root was never a regular player for them. If Yorkshire can bring out their 'A-game' in the upcoming contest, beating them is going to take a lot of effort even for the high-flying Lancashire Lightning.
Adam Lyth, Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, George Hill, James Wharton, Will Fraine, Jonathan Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, MW Pillans, Ben Coad, Jack Shutt.
Lancashire Lightning are arguably one of the most consistent sides in the tournament. They lost just a couple of matches last year and have only lost one up until now in this edition. As of now, they are placed comfortably at the second spot on the points table, winning three and losing one out of their four completed matches. A win here will push them back into the top-of-the-table contention and that is exactly what they will be aiming for in front of their home crowd.
It would not be wrong to say that Lancashire Lightning have been on the received end of the luck. They would have been at the top of the table had their game against Leicestershire Foxes not washed-out right after the first innings was over. They needed to chase a total of 151 on a flat deck before rain played spoil-sport and they had to settle for a point. Lancashire Lightning have come a long way since then. They looked in a rollicking mood up until their last match, in which they faced a deflating defeat at the hands of Nottinghamshire Outlaws.
Lancashire's bowlers had no answer to Joe Clarke's super-human hitting as Clarke single-handedly drove the match away from the Outlaws. While Lancashire bowlers looked clueless in the second innings, they never had a good enough total in the back to defend. Batting first on a beauty of a deck, their batsmen aimed too high ended up with a subpar score. Almost all of their batsmen perished in a bid to score too quickly, leaving Lancashire Lightning with a total of 167, which was at least about 25 runs short of the par score.
Even in the last game, Lancashire did not do much wrong. It was the sheer brilliance of Nottinghamshire Outlaws that won them the match. Lancashire would want to get back to the winning ways and if they can keep that loss behind and continue to do as they were doing, beating Lancashire would be tough.
Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Steven Croft, DJ Vilas, Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson.
ts an excellent batting venue and with dew likely to be a factor, defending a total will be difficult. Both teams struggled with the ball in the last match and may want to give their bowlers a chance in the first half of the match. Considering that as well as the fact that setting a safe total is a difficult task here, the skipper winning the toss is expected to field first.
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While Headingley Cricket Ground is known for its challenging surface to bat on in the longest version of the game, there are only a few decks in England that are as good as Headingley to bat on in the shortest version of the game. It is expected to be a perfect day for Cricket at Leeds with no rain expected and temperatures likely to hover around 22 degrees. With the surface expected to be true-paced, change of pace will be vital and spinners will hold the key with the ball. The team batting first should be looking to put a total of at least 185 runs on the board.
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While the two teams are two places apart in the points table, there is not much difference between the two sides. Both have terrific batting units that ooze class. They both are coming off losses in their previous respective matches and would want to turn things around. Lancashire Lightning are playing at home and that should be a good advantage to have. Besides, Yorkshire's bowling in the tournament has been a bit inconsistent and is prone to crack under pressure. Considering that as well as the other factors mentioned above, we think that Lancashire Lightning are better placed to emerge on top in the upcoming encounter.
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