LAN vs ESS Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Quarter Final T20 Blast 2022
Lancashire Lightning and Essex Eagles meet in the penultimate quarter final of the 2022 T20 Blast at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on Friday evening. The hosts won eight of 14 games in the North Group and finished in second place. The Eagles posted 19 points in the South Group, three points behind top of the table Surrey. Read on as we preview this knockout game. The match begins in Birmingham at 18:30 local time.
Lancashire Lightning have been very exciting in this year’s tournament and beat Birmingham Bears by 2 wickets in their final group stage game. Their squad will be tested in this game but they have plenty of depth and quality.
Essex Eagles have beaten Glamorgan, Sussex Sharks, Surrey and Middlesex in their last four T20 Blast games. They have plenty of momentum and will fancy their chances at Old Trafford.
Lancashire vs Essex T20 Match Live streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
LAN vs ESS Match Toss Prediction
Every captain has chosen to bat first after winning the toss at Old Trafford in the T20 Blast this season. We expect both skippers to want to bat first and post a big total in this quarter final.
LAN vs ESS Match Pitch Report
The surface in Manchester often leads to high scoring exciting games. The pitch will be hard and will favour the pace bowlers. Expect a par score of 185-190.
Cloudy but humid at Old Trafford from start to finish. Temperatures in the high teens throughout the fixture.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Lancashire vs Essex Quarter Final, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Lancashire Team News & Playing 11
LAN Team News
Dane Vilas’ side have shown the strength of their squad and have managed various international call-ups across the campaign. However, they will be without Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Richard Gleeson and Matt Parkinson for this game and that could be crucial.
LAN Key Players
- Steven Croft - the 37 year old right handed middle-order batter has scored three half-centuries in the tournament. He often goes under the radar but is a very consistent performer.
- Tim David - The Singapore born finisher has hit 27 sixes and 23 fours across the tournament. He is expected to receive an international call up from Australia over the coming months.
- Tom Hartley - The left-arm spinner has bowled well in tandem with Matt Parkinson but has also outperformed him at times. The 26 year old has taken 15 wickets in the competition.
LAN Team Form
Lightning were superb in the early two-thirds of the competition but they have found winning game a lot harder of late. Their win over Birmingham Bears was their first in four games.
Lancashire Predicted Playing 11
Keaton Jennings, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c) (wk), Tim David, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey
Essex Team News & Playing 11
ESS Team News
The Eagles posted their highest Vitality Blast score ever as they beat Glamorgan by 69 runs on Saturday at Chelmsford. Their total of 254-5 included contributions from all of the top seven who all hit scores in double figures. There are no international call ups or injuries to worry the Essex supporters.
ESS Key Players
- Dan Lawrence - The England international is not getting selected by his country at the moment and that is excellent news for the Eagles. He hit eight fours and three sixes on Saturday.
- Michael Pepper - The 24 year old keeper-batter has enjoyed concentrating purely on his batting in this campaign. He has scored 403 runs across the competition so far.
- Daniel Sams - The left-arm pace bowler took 3-20 and dismissed Colin Ingram, Andrew Salter and Dan Douthwaite in the big win over Glamorgan.
ESS Team Form
Essex Eagles are playing an exceptional level of T20 cricket at the moment. They are targeting their fifth successive win in this match.
Essex Predicted Playing 11
Adam Rossington (wk), Robin Das, Michael Pepper, Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aaron Beard, Ben Allison, Sam Cook
Lancashire vs Essex Head to Head
The teams have met only twice in the T20 Vitality Blast. First in the quarter finals in 2010 when Essex Eagles won by 8 wickets, and most recently in 2019 at the same stage when the Eagles won by 6 wickets.
LAN vs ESS Head to Head Stats in T20
Lancashire vs Essex Betting Odds
Any team who qualifies for the quarter final stage will have performed well in the tournament but it is fair to say that both Lancashire and Essex have been very impressive in the Blast this year. The bookies expect a close game with Lancashire Lightning getting the victory.
Who will win LAN vs ESS T20 Blast Match?
Even with some of the big name absentees in the Lancashire line-up, there will still be some impressive big hitting players on show at the Emirates Old Trafford.
Lancashire vs Essex Betting Rate
Lancashire vs Essex Prediction
These two sides are very well matched and there was only one point between them in their group stage performance. If Lancashire Lightning had all of their international players available then they would be far stronger favourites. We are predicting a very close game but are backing Lancashire Lighting to win and progress to Final’s Day.