Lancashire will play Essex in the first quarter-final of the Vitality Blast T20 2019. Lancashire finished on the top of the points table in the group stage with 20 points. out of 14 matches in the group stage, Lancashire won 8 matches and lost 2. Lancashire’s opponent will be Essex who ended at the fourth place on the points table for the south group with 15 points. Essex won 5 matches and lost 4 in the group stage.
The match between Lancashire and Essex in the first quarter-final of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at the Emirates Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street at 1.30 PM GMT on September 4.
For Lancashire, Glenn Maxwell has been the star of the show with 291 runs from 10 outings. While Mathew Parkinson shines in the bowling department with 21 wickets. Essex will expect Ravi Bopara and Daniel Lawrence to put on a good performance with their bats. While Adam Zampa will play a crucial role in bowling.
Injury and Availability News:
There are no fresh injury concerns for either of the teams as of now.
Weather and Pitch Report:
It ‘s expected to be a sunny day in the Riverside on 4th September. However, a few showers have also been forecasted.
Essex and Lancashire team have faced each other once in the T20 Blast Series. And Essex won that match. However, looking at both team’s performances, Lancashire is the clear favorite going into the quarter-final.
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.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Batters: L Livingstone, Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, T Westley
All-rounders: S Croft , Glenn Maxwell , Ravi Bopara
Bowlers: M Parkinson, M Amir, S harmer
Wicketkeeper: A Wheater
Captain & Vice-captain: L Livingstone, Daniel Lawrence