Lancashire Lightning vs Yorkshire Vikings Vitality T20 Blast 2020
As well as Roses glory, Lancashire Lightning can book their place in the 2020 Vitality T20 Blast quarter-finals if they once again overcome Roses rivals Yorkshire Vikings when they meet at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The match, on September 17, gets underway at 18:35 local time.
Lancashire’s win against Yorkshire last time out, chasing 146 to win in just 17.5 overs, was their fourth win in five completed games so far. Their only defeat has come against table-topping Nottinghamshire Outlaws and they will be bolstered by the return of Saqib Mahmood too.
Yorkshire Vikings have Dawid Malan back but have been frustrated by the unavailability of David Willey, Josh Poysden, Matt Fisher and Tom Kohler-Cadmore under medical guidelines. It was an unexpected blow and they have suffered back-to-back defeats without them. They do, however, welcome Joe Root and Adil Rashid back.
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Yorkshire Vikings won the toss and batted first last time out and may elect to do the same if they get the chance at Old Trafford.
A cool but sunny day makes way for a clear evening in Manchester.
Old Trafford has been used heavily by England this summer, but the pitch was excellent for batting in the final ODI most recently.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Lancashire Lightning vs Yorkshire Vikings Vitality T20 Blast 2020.
Lancashire Team News & Playing 11
Lancashire Lightning Team News
With Liam Livingstone already back, Lancashire will be handed another boost with Saqib Mahmood adding to the bowling attack. Jos Buttler remains unavailable as he is setting off straight from England duty for the IPL, while Keaton Jennings and Richard Gleeson are injured.
Lancashire Lightning Key Players
Liam Livingstone: Could have been a little rusty, having suffered a lack of match practice due to being on England’s reserve list, but he is capable of plenty up the order in T20 cricket.
Alex Davies: Scored 65, 82, 36 and 86 in his first four innings in this year’s tournament and the wicket-keeper-batsman will be keen to get straight back to that form.
Matt Parkinson: Claimed the man of the match award after his 3-25 last time out, he has 72 wickets in 43 T20 innings in his career – seven of which have arrived this season.
Lancashire Lightning Team Form
Lancashire Lightning’s only defeat so far came against high-flying Nottinghamshire when they failed to defend 167/5, but they bounced back by beating Yorkshire last time out. Luke Wood (3-21) and Matt Parkinson (3-25) helped restrict the Vikings to 145/9 and Lancashire stormed to a six-wicket win in just 17.5 overs.
Lancashire Predicted Playing 11
Alex Davies (wk), Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohanon, Rob Jones, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson
LANCS vs YORKS Dream11 Prediction
With Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler both jetting straight off to the IPL, you can rule those two out straight away. The stand-out choice is Alex Davies, who has been in excellent form up the order for Lancashire.
Batsmen: Dawid Malan’s return is big news for Yorkshire, while Joe Root is also back and was in top form earlier in the tournament. With Keaton Jennings injured and Tom Kohler-Cadmore out on medical grounds, there are few other choices though Will Fraine looks good value at 8.5 credits.
Lancashire’s top batsmen, alongside Davies, are among their all-rounders. Liam Livingstone has waited no time making an impression on this tournament, while Steven Croft remains a key batsman and is likely to open the bowling and turn his arm for an over or two. Adam Lyth is 9.5 credits and a key man up the order for Yorkshire as a well as another who can turn his arm to useful effect. Jordan Thompson is good value at 8.5 credits, meanwhile.
Matt Parkinson is a wicket-taker but may be too expensive at nine credits, especially as you can compensate by selecting the returning Saqib Mahmood, as well as in-form Tom Bailey. It leaves eight credits and Yorkshire have Ben Coad in that price bracket.
If he rediscovers the batting form he showed at the start of this tournament, Alex Davies could be a good pick for at least vice-captain. Liam Livingstone will bowl too, meanwhile, and Joe Root is in the same boat should he play for Yorkshire. As Lancashire are favourites, Livingstone may be the top pick.
LAN vs YOR Dream11 Team Prediction
Batsmen:Alex Davies (vc)
All Rounder:Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Will Fraine
Wicket Keeper:Liam Livingstone (c), Steven Croft, Adam Lyth, Jordan Thompson
Bowler:Saqib Mahmood, Tom Bailey, Ben Coad
Yorkshire Team News & Playing 11
Yorkshire Vikings Team News
Yorkshire Vikingswill be without David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Matt Fisher and Josh Poysden on medical grounds, but Dawid Malan has already returned to the team and Joe Root and Adil Rashid could join him for this game. Jonny Bairstow is jetting off to the IPL, however.
Yorkshire Vikings Key Players
Dawid Malan: Scored 27 from 24 balls last time out, but his excellent England form means he sits top of the world T20i rankings at the moment.
Adam Lyth: With no Kohler-Cadmore, the onus is on the stand-in captain to score the runs Yorkshire need at the top of the order.
Joe Root: Has something to the prove to the England selectors in T20 cricket, but has scored 64, 65 and 25 in his three innings in this competition so far and taken four wickets.
Yorkshire Vikings Team Form
Yorkshire Vikings have lost their last three matches in a row, including the Roses defeat when these teams last met. Since that game, they have also lost heavily to Durham, despite bowling them out for 147. They collapsed with the bat in reply, slumping to just 104.
Yorkshire Predicted Playing 11
Adam Lyth (c), Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jonathan Tattersall, Will Fraine, George Hill, Jordan Thompson, Adil Rashid, Ben Coad, Duanne Olivier, Jack Shutt
LANCS vs YORKS Team Form in Last Five Matches
LANCS : L L L W L
YORKS : W L W W NR
Lancashire vs Yorkshire Head to Head
Lancashire’s comfortable win last time, after Matt Parkinson and Luke Wood each took three wickets to set the tone with the ball, was their 15th in Roses T20 matches, while Yorkshire have won 12 and there have also been two thrilling ties.
LANCS vs YORKS Head to Head Stats
Lancashire vs Yorkshire Betting Odds
Having already beaten them once this week, Lancashire are big favourites to beat Yorkshire again in this game.
Lancashire Lightning Bet365 Odds
Lancashire Lightning to win: Lancashire Lightning can be backed at 1.57 to beat Yorkshire Vikings with Bet365.
Lancashire Lightning top team batsman: Liam Livingstone is back and, having had a couple of games to properly find his feet again, he is 3.50 to be their top team batsman in this game. With Keaton Jennings ruled out, Alex Davies is 3.75 to be Lancashire’s top team batsman with Bet365, while Steven Croft is 5.00 and Dane Vilas is 5.50.
Lancashire Lightning top team bowler: Matt Parkinson is 3.60 to be Lancashire’s top team bowler with Bet365, while Tom Bailey is 3.75 and Saqib Mahmood, on his return, is 4.00. Tom Hartley and Luke Wood are both 6.00 with Bet365. That is despite Wood’s excellent bowling last time out.
Yorkshire Vikings Bet365 Odds
Yorkshire Vikings to win: Yorkshire Vikings are 2.37 outsiders against Lancashire Lightning with Bet365.
Yorkshire Vikings top team batsman: Dawid Malan is 3.50 to be Yorkshire’s top team batsman with Bet365 and the world number one T20i batsman’s international team-mate, Joe Root, is 4.00 on his return to the team. Adam Lyth is 3.60 with Bet365, while Henry Brook is 5.00.
Yorkshire Vikings top team bowler: Adil Rashid is 3.25 to be Yorkshire Vikings’ top team bowler as he returns to the team, while Ben Coad is 4.50 and both Jordan Thompson and Jack Shutt are 5.00 with Bet365.
Lancashire Lightning Betway Odds
Lancashire Lightning to win: Lancashire Lightningare 1.50 with Betway to beat Yorkshire Vikings.
Lancashire Lightning top team batsman: Liam Livingstone is 3.00 to be Lancashire Lightning’s top team batsman, while Alex Davies is 3.25 with Betway. Dane Vilas top-scored last time out and he can be backed at 4.25, while Steven Croft is 4.75.
Lancashire Lightning top team bowler: Matt Parkinson is 3.75 with Betway to be Lancashire’s top team bowler. Tom Bailey is 4.00 and Luke Wood can be backed at 4.75. Saqib Mahmood has not been listed by Betway
Yorkshire Vikings Betway Odds
Yorkshire Vikings to win: Yorkshire Vikings are big 2.50 outsiders to beat Lancashire Lightning.
Yorkshire Vikings top team batsman: Dawid Malan is 2.87 to be Yorkshire’s top team batsman with Betway and Adam Lythis 3.25. Joe Root is not listed, but Harry Brook is 4.25 and George Hill can be backed at 9.00 with Betway.
Yorkshire Vikings top team bowler: Duanne Olivier starred with the ball last time out, despite Yorkshire’s defeat, and he is 4.00 to be their top team bowler in this game with Betway. Jack Shutt and Mathew Pillans are also 4.00 and Ben Coad is 4.33, but Adil Rashid is unlisted.
Lancashire vs Yorkshire Prediction
Lancashire Lightning won comfortably when these teams last met and, with Yorkshire still missing their quartet of key players on medical grounds, the hosts are favourites for this one. Lancashire can win again.
Lancashire Lightning to beat Yorkshire Vikings at 1.50 with Betway and 1.57 with Bet365.