Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 Quarter-final 1 - Lancashire v Essex
The first quarter-final of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Lancashire and Essex at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Lancashire ended at the top of the points table after the group stage with eight wins and two losses from 14 games. Despite four of their matches being washed out, they earned 20 points and qualified for the playoffs before anyone else in the north group.
They will now take on Essex who were at the fourth place in the south group points table with five wins and four losses. The team had one tied match and four rained-off games and were with 15 points.
Lancashire's last match was against Leicestershire which they won comfortably by five wickets on the back of the bowling performance from Matthew Parkinson and substantial contributions from Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone and Glenn Maxwell.
Essex met Kent in their last league match and won the game by 10 runs, courtesy of a half-century from Cameron Delport and an all-round display from Ravi Bopara, who scored 47 runs and picked up two wickets. Adam Zampa and Mohammad Aamir also took two wickets each while James Porter bagged three wickets.
Glenn Maxwell is is the top run-scorer for Lancashire with 291 runs from 10 matches while Matthew Parkinson has picked the most wickets with 21 scalps from 11 games.
For Essex, Daniel Lawrence has scored the most runs - 345 from 11 games. Adam Zampa has picked the most wickets for the team.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Lancashire- Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Keaton Jennings, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas, James Faulkner, Josh Bohannon, Saqib Mahmood, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
Essex- Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Mohammad Amir, James Porter, Adam Zampa
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Lancashire
Who will win? – Lancashire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Maxwell (Lancashire), Tom Westley (Essex)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Mohammad Amir (Essex)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Lancashire), Cameron Delport (Essex)
Man of the Match – Glenn Maxwell
Team Scores Batting first – Lancashire 170+, Essex 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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