Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Leicestershire vs Lancashire - Round 1
The Round 1 match, of the Bob Willis Trophy, between Leicestershire and Lancashire will be played at the New Road ground, Worcester.
Leicestershire were the worst performing team in division 2 in the last season and finished at the bottom with 107 points after they were able to win just one and lost six of their 14 matches.
However, Hassan Azad did not let the team's display affect his game in the last season and he ended as the top scorer of division 2 with 1189 runs from 14 games at an average of almost 55 and will be expected to continue from where he left last year. He will have the support of his opening partner Paul Horton and Colin Ackermann.
Chris Wright will be their leading bowler who picked up 47 wickets in the last season.
Lancashire have reinvigorated opener Keaton Jennings as the opening partner of Liam Livingstone. The presence of Dane Vilas, their top scorer in the last season with over 1000 runs at an average of almost 80, makes the middle order formidable.
Their bowling load would be shared by Richard Gleeson and Graham Onions, both of whom are capable of winning a game on their own.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Lancashire - Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Josh Bohannon, Liam Livingstone, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas, Steven Croft, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Richard Gleeson, Graham Onions
Leicestershire - Hassan Azad, Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Mark Cosgrove, Colin Ackerman, Lewis Hill, Tom Taylor, Dieter Klein, Ben Mike, Chris Wright, Alex Evans
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Lancashire
Who will win? – Lancashire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Hassan Azad (Leicestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Chris Wright (Leicestershire)
Most Sixes – Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Harry Dearden (Leicestershire)
Man of the Match – Keaton Jennings
Team Scores Batting first – Lancashire 300+, Leicestershire 270+
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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