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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Lancashire Lightning vs Derbyshire - June 9

Billy Godelman (Derbyshire)
Billy Godelman (Derbyshire)
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The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North Group match between Lancashire Lightning and Derbyshire will be played at Emirates Old Trafford.

LIVE - Lancashire Lightning vs Derbyshire

Derbyshire Falcons will be coached by Dominic Cork and led by Billy Godleman this year. The team finished Sixth (North Group) in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.

Wayne Madsen (192 @ 24.00) was the top run scorer for Derbyshire Falcons in 2020 while Dustin Melton (4 @ 31.00), Alex Hughes (4 @ 41.00), Matt Critchley (4 @ 58.75) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.

Ben McDermott (Australia – whole tournament), Logan van Beek (Netherlands – whole tournament) are their overseas players.

Ben McDermott is the player to watch out for Derbyshire Falcons. The 26-year-old has earned a reputation as a T20 destroyer, highlighted by a swag-bag of 21 sixes for Hobart Hurricanes in last season's Big Bash.

Lancashire Lightning will be coached by Glen Chapple and led by Dane Vilas this year. The team finished as semi-finalists in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.

Alex Davies (299 @ 29.9) was the top run scorer for Lancashire Lightning in 2020 while Matthew Parkinson (15 @ 20.66) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.

Dane Vilas (South Africa - whole tournament), Finn Allen (New Zealand - whole group stage, knockouts TBC) are their overseas players.

Matthew Parkinson is the player to watch out for Lancashire Lightning. The England leg-spinner is with 75 wickets in the last four Blast campaigns combined. He has been Lightning’s leading wicket taker in each of those anc loves bowling at difficult times, including at the death.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Derbyshire Falcons - Billy Godleman (C), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest (wk), Michael Cohen, Samuel Conners, Thomas Wood, Anuj Dal, Nils Priestley, Ben McDermott, Nick Hotslake

Lancashire Lightning - Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Luke Wells, Owais Shah, Danny Lamb, Shreyas Iyer, Alex Davies (wk), Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Finn Allen, Jos Buttler, George Balderson, George Lavelle, Edwin Moulton, George Burrows, Jack Blatherwick, Jack Morley, James Anderson, Jackson Bird, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson, Saqib Mahmood


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Lancashire

Who will win? – Lancashire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Billy Godleman (Derbyshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Matt Critchley (Derbyshire)

Most Sixes – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire)

Man of the Match –  Matthew Parkinson

Team Scores Batting first – Lancashire 180+, Derbyshire 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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