LAN VS LEI, 7TH MATCH – NORTH GROUP PREDICTION, Vitality BlastSouth group

In the eighth match of the 2023 Vitality T20 Blast, Lancashire and Leicestershire, LAN VS LEI square off. The match is slated to take place at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford stadium on May 25. At 16:00 IST, the match between the playoff hopefuls from the previous season would begin.

LAN vs LEI Match Details:

Lancashire  vs Leicestershire, Vitality Blast 2023

Date: 25/05/2023

Time: 16.00 PM IST

Venue:  Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford stadium, Manchester

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

Lancashire’s Successful Campaign Launched with Outstanding Performances:

Lancashire, who reached the final in 2022, began their current campaign on a positive note by securing a victory against Derbyshire Falcons over the weekend. Luke Wells stood out as the top performer for Lancashire in their triumph against Derbyshire Falcons. The opener showcased his batting prowess, smashing nine boundaries and three sixes in his 35-ball innings of 66. Fans can anticipate another exciting display from Daryl Mitchell and Colin de Grandhomme, both of whom played aggressive innings and will be worth watching closely in this game.

Luke Wood enters this match in excellent form, having delivered an outstanding T20 bowling performance against Derbyshire Falcons. He swiftly dismissed Haider Ali with the first ball and went on to claim two more wickets among the top five batters. The pitch is expected to provide some turn, which will work in favor of Matt Parkinson.

Leicestershire’s Bold Old Trafford Challenge to Lancashire:

With a roster full of talented individuals, Leicestershire will travel to Old Trafford with the hope of defeating the visiting squad. The Foxes, who placed sixth in the previous year’s tournament, just one point below fourth place, will play their first game of the 2023 Vitality Blast in this contest. With three half-centuries, captain Colin Ackermann was Leicestershire’s most productive batsman last season, but the squad will need more runs from every member of their lineup to finish in the top four this year. However, we predict that the powerful Lancashire assault will present challenges for the Foxes. With their outstanding bowling, Leicestershire might be a threat to Lancashire.

Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq claimed 24 wickets in the previous season, only second to Richard Gleason in the entire tournament. The spinners Rehan Ahmed and Callum Parkinson are both highly skilled and could create problems for the Lancashire batsmen.

 Toss & Pitch Report

Three times in the five games played at Old Trafford, the team batting second has prevailed. It’s a difficult call, but I believe whoever wins the toss will want to chase so they might chose to bowl first. Lancashire easily chased down 179 last time the two faced off.

WEATHER FORECAST

It is set to have partly sunny with little clouds during the entire match

Temperature 18°C Real Feel Shade™ 18°
Wind       NNW 9km/h Cloud cover 46%
Wind Gusts 22km/h Humidity    58%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  10°C Time   16.00 PM INST

LAN VS LEI Head-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 30

Won by LAN: 20

Won by LEI:10

No Result: 0

Lancashire vs Leicestershire, LAN VS LEI  recent forms

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LAN Predicted Playing XI:

Luke Wells, Steven Croft (C), Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, George Bell, Tom Hartley, Rob Jones, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Danny Lamb, Matthew Parkinson

LEI Predicted Playing XI:

Lewis Hill, Wiaan Mulder, Aaron Lilley, Tom Scriven, Louis Kimber, Rishi Patel, Nick Welch, Colin Ackermann, Naveen-ul-Haq, Callum Parkinson, Rehan Ahmed

LAN VS LEI Prediction: KENT to Triumph:

It is difficult to support Leicestershire’s prospects of winning the match based on the teams’ strengths. Although Leicestershire has talented spinners who could be able to contain Lancashire’s batsmen, we think they will have trouble scoring enough runs to remain competitive. So, based on our projection, Lancashire is more likely to win. The odds also show Lancashire as the favourites to win, which makes sense given their outstanding achievement in making it to the finals the previous season.

On a wicket that is favorable to spin bowling, Leicestershire does boast talented spinners who might wreak havoc. However, their pace bowling unit is at best suspect, and Ben Mike’s absence has left a batting lineup vacuum that hasn’t been well filled.

On the other hand, Lancashire boasts a strong top-order batting lineup featuring Salt, Vilas, and the reliable Croft, who remains one of the league’s most dependable batsmen. Additionally, they have talented spin bowlers like Hartley, and their pace bowlers have consistently delivered solid performances.

Therefore, it would be wise to place a bet on Lancashire to secure the victory.

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