Lancashire vs Essex, Vitality Blast T20 2019 – Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI and Live Stream
The first quarter-final of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Lancashire Lightning and Essex Eagles at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.
Lancashire finished at the top of the points table after the group stage with eight successes and two misfortunes from 14 games. Regardless of four of their matches being washed out, they earned 20 points and qualified for the playoffs before any other person in the north group.
They will currently take on Essex who were at the fourth place in the south group points table with five successes and four misfortunes. 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 serenely by five wickets on the back of the bowling performance from Matthew Parkinson and generous contributions from Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone, and Glenn Maxwell.
Essex met Kent in their last league match and won by 10 runs, cordiality of a half-century from Cameron Delport and an all-round display from Ravi Bopara, who scored 47 runs and got two wickets. Adam Zampa and Mohammad Aamir additionally took two wickets each while James Porter sacked three wickets.
Glenn Maxwell 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.
Lancashire vs Essex Team News
Lancashire Lightning finished with the most points of any team in the whole T20 Blast and lost the least number of matches (2) so they will be quick to carry that momentum into this quarter-final conflict in Durham.
In spite of procuring home advantage, they are compelled to play this match somewhere else because of the Ashes Test match being played at Old Trafford so they have selected The Riverside in Durham where they have a magnificent record in this format of the game.
Coach Glen Chapple has named an unchanged 15-man squad for this game and has all his key men available to him like Vilas, Livingstone, Croft, Parkinson, Mahmood and abroad duo Faulkner and Maxwell so they have the majority of their regular starters accessible.
Essex Eagles sneaked into the fourth spot on the last match of the group stage and they carry some great form into this knockout match having won three of their last four matches and producing a strong second half of the group stage.
Their batting was a key purpose behind their strong end to the group stage as they hit 186/4 against Surrey and 189/6 against Kent Spitfires and they will require any semblance of Dan Lawrence and Cameron Delport to be at their best here.
They will be without Mohammad Amir for this whose time with the club finished toward the end of the group stage so will debilitate what was at that point a questionable bowling unit however they otherwise have their regulars accessible for this long excursion up North.
Lancashire vs Essex Head-to-Head (h2h)
Essex and Lancashire team have confronted each other once in the T20 Blast Series. Furthermore, Essex won that match. Notwithstanding, taking a gander at both team’s performances, Lancashire is the clear favorite going into the quarter-final.
Lancashire vs Essex Match Details
Date: Wednesday 4th September
Time: 19:00 (UK)/ 23:30 (IST)/18:00 (GMT)
Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
TV Channel/Live Stream: Sky Sports Cricket, SkyGo app
Lancashire vs Essex Predicted Playing XI
Steven Croft, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Dane Vilas (c & wk), Alex Davies, Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Parkinson, Liam Hurt, Richard Gleeson, Josh Bohannon
Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Adam Wheater (WK), Simon Harmer (C), Adam Zampa, Shane Snater, Matt Quinn.
Lancashire vs Essex Dream XI Prediction Team
Batters: Liam Livingstone, Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, Tom Westley
All-rounders: Steven Croft, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bopara
Bowlers: Matt Parkinson, Simon Harmer, Jamie Porter
Wicket-keeper: Adam Wheater
Lancashire vs Essex Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain options – Liam Livingstone, Ravi Bopara, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Delport
Vice-captain options – Dan Lawrence, Alex Davies, Tom Westley, Steven Croft
Lancashire vs Essex Match Prediction
There is little question that Lancashire Lightning were the better of the two teams in the group stage, yet Essex Eagles do carry some momentum into this quarter-final conflict. They finished the group stage in fine form and completed ahead of the more liked teams like Kent Spitfires to complete fourth. All things considered, losing Mohammad Amir will be a noteworthy blow to them and they face what is seemingly the best team regarding quality and balance in the competition. Lightning have a brilliant bowling unit and a quality batting line-up that is both ground-breaking and profound, and in spite of not having the option to play on home turf because of the Test match, they must be supported here.