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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Leicestershire Foxes vs Lancashire Lightning

Leicestershire players celebrate
Leicestershire players celebrate
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The next North group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Leicestershire Foxes and Lancashire Lightning at The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester.

Leicestershire vs Lancashire, North Group

Keaton Jennings was the star for Lancashire in their first match of the Vitality Blast 2020. Jennings scored a 63-ball 108 to help Lancashire to a 27-run win. Alex Davies also looked in good rhythm with 65 off 50 balls. 

The two had a 170-run opening partnership and Lancashire looked set to pass 200, but quick dismissals of both towards the end of the innings meant that only 20 runs could be added off the last 15 balls of the innings.

Tom Bailey (2-22) and Matthew Parkinson (2-36) were the leading bowlers for Lancashire. Bailey was impressive with his control.

Leicestershire's opening round match of the North Group against Derbyshire was washed out. In 2019, Leicestershire finished at the bottom in their group after the league stage with 4 wins and 7 losses from 14 matches.

Captain Colin Ackermann was the highest run-scorer for Leicestershire Foxes last year with 342 runs from 13 matches at an average of 28 and a strike rate of 127. He scored two half-centuries with the best of 58.

Ackermann was their top wicket-taker as well and picked up 12 wickets from 13 matches with best figures of 7/18. He bowled at an average of 12 and an economy of 6.04.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Lancashire - Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies (wk), Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Matthew Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Toby Lester, George Lavelle

Leicestershire - Colin Ackermann (c), Lewis Hill (wk), Harry Dearden, Gareth Delany, Gavin Griffiths, George Rhodes, Dieter Klein, Will Davis, Arron Lilley, Ben Mike, Tom Taylor, Callum Parkinson, Harry Swindells


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Lancashire

Who will win? – Lancashire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tom Bailey (Lancashire), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire)

Most Sixes – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire)

Man of the Match –  Keaton Jennings

Team Scores Batting first – Lancashire 180+, Leicestershire 160+

Match Handicap Lancashire

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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