Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Match Details
Match: Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles, Quarter Final 3 | Vitality T20 Blast 2022
Date: Friday, 08 July 2022
Time: 23:00 (GMT+5.5) / 23:30 (GMT+6)
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Preview
- Lancashire Lightning have won all their games at Manchester Arena this season, which gives them an advantage.
- Essex Eagles’ bowlers have been out of form, with no bowler ranking among the top 15 wicket-takers.
- Lancashire Lightning has batting depth, an advantage in a high-pressure game.
On Friday night, Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford will host the penultimate quarterfinal of the 2022 T20 Blast between Lancashire Lightning and Essex Eagles. In the North Group, the hosts took second place after winning eight of their 14 games. In the South Group, the Essex Eagles scored 19 points, three points fewer than Surrey CCC, who finished first. At 18:30 local time, the game gets underway in Emirates Old Trafford.
This year’s competition has been quite thrilling, and Lancashire Lightning defeated Birmingham Bears by two wickets in their final group stage match. Although their team will be tested in this match, they have a lot of depth and quality.
In their last four T20 Blast contests, Essex Eagles have defeated Glamorgan, Sussex Sharks, Surrey CCC, and Middlesex. They are moving along well and will be optimistic about their chances at Old Trafford.
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Weather Report
From start to finish, it was cloudy but humid at Old Trafford. Temperatures in the high teens were recorded throughout the fixture.
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Match Toss Prediction
In this season’s T20 Blast at Old Trafford, every captain who won the toss elected to bat first. In this round, we anticipate that both captains will want to bat first and put up a large total.
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Pitch Report
The playing surface in Manchester frequently produces intense games with high scoring. The pace bowlers will benefit because of the firm ground. A par score of 185–190 is typical.
Lancashire Lightning Team News & Probable Playing XIs
The team led by Dane Vilas has demonstrated the depth of their roster by earning numerous foreign calls throughout the campaign. Though it might be essential, they won’t have Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Richard Gleeson, or Matt Parkinson for this game.
Recent form – W L L NR W
Lancashire Lightning Probable Playing XI
Dane Vilas (c & wk), Tom Bailey, Keaton Jennings, Luke Wood, Steven Croft, Tom Hartley, Josh Bohannon, Tim David, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wells
Essex Eagles Team News & Probable Playing XIs
The Eagles defeated Glamorgan by 69 runs on Saturday at Chelmsford, posting their greatest Vitality Blast score ever. The top seven, who all hit double-digit scores, contributed to their final score of 254-5. There are no injuries or calls to the international team that should concern Essex fans.
Recent form – W W W W L
Essex Eagles Probable Playing XI
Simon Harmer (c), Adam Rossington (wk), Aaron Beard, Paul Walter, Sam Cook, Daniel Sams, Michael Pepper, Tom Westley, Robin Das, Ben Allison, Dan Lawrence
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles – Quarter Final 3, Dream 11
- Dane Vilas (c)
- Adam Rossington
- Tim David
- Steven Croft
- Paul Walter
- Dan Lawrence
- Daniel Sams (vc)
- Simon Harmer
- Richard Gleeson
- Samuel Cook
- Tom Hartley
Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles Prediction
Winning the toss
- Lancashire Lightning
- Lancashire Lightning – Dane Vilas
- Essex Eagles – Dan Lawrence
- Lancashire Lightning – Richard Gleeson
- Essex Eagles – Simon Harmer
- Lancashire Lightning – Tim David
- Essex Eagles – Michael Pepper
Player of the Match
- Lancashire Lightning – Tim David
Team Scores Batting First
- Lancashire Lightning – 190+
- Essex Eagles – 180+
Lancashire Lightning are the favourites to win this match.
The difference in points between these two teams throughout the group stage demonstrated how evenly matched they are. If all of Lancashire Lightning’s foreign players were available, they would be much stronger favourites. Although we expect the game to be very tight, we are betting on Lancashire Lighting to prevail and advance to the finals.