Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Lancashire Lightning v Durham Jets
Another north group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Lancashire Lightning and Durham Jets at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
Durham and Lancashire ended at the second and third place respectively in the north group points table last year. Durham were at the second spot with nine wins and four losses from 14 matches, while Lancashire were just one notch below them with eight wins and five losses from as many matches.
Durham won their first match of this year against Northamptonshire by seven runs. Batting first, the team was a bit slow to get off the blocks but the opening partnership of D Arcy Short and Scott Steel took them close to 150, which was a par score.
Some tight bowling from Matty Potts and D Arcy Short then kept Northampton's chase under control.
Lancashire's first match of the season was scheduled against Leicestershire but unfortunately that could not transpire because of rain and the match had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Alex Davies was the highest run-scorer for Lancashire Lightning last year with a tally of 534 runs. On the bowling front, Matt Parkinson snaffled 25 wickets to not only become Lancashire's highest wicket-taker but to end as the tournament's second highest wicket-taker.
For Durham Jets, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham found some sensational form last year and piled up 420 runs, while Australian pacer Nathan Rimmington took the most wickets for the team with 22 scalps.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Durham Jets- D'Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Alex Lees, Jack Burnham, Stuart Poynter(c)(wk), Liam Trevaskis, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, Nathan Rimmington
Lancashire Lightning- Rob Jones, Liam Livingstone, Haseeb Hameed, Karl Brown, Luke Procter, Steven Croft, Ryan McLaren, Danny Lamb, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Brooke Guest, Toby Lester, Stephen Parry, , Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Saqib Mahmood, James Faulkner, Matt Parkinson, Junaid Khan, Glenn Maxwell
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Durham Jets
Who will win? – Durham Jets
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D'Arcy Short (Durham Jets), Glenn Maxwell (Lancashire Lightning)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nathan Rimmington (Durham Jets), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire Lightning)
Most Sixes – D'Arcy Short (Durham Jets), Glenn Maxwell (Lancashire Lightning)
Man of the Match – Nathan Rimmington
Team Scores Batting first – Durham Jets 170+, Lancashire Lightning 160+
Match Handicap Durham Jets
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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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