2019 Royal London One-Day Cup – Lancashire vs Northamptonshire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Lancashire vs Northamptonshire taking place? Wednesday 24th April, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Lancashire vs Northamptonshire taking place? Emirates Old Trafford

What is the expected weather for Lancashire vs Northamptonshire? 17-19c with cloudy spells and a small chance of rain later in the afternoon

What channel is Lancashire vs Northamptonshire in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Lancashire vs Northamptonshire? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Lancashire vs Northamptonshire? https://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/domestic

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Northamptonshire beat Lancashire by 2 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

LANCASHIRE

Coach: Glen Chapple

Captain: Dane Vilas

  • After being hammered in their opening two matches, Lancs bounced back in the Roses match at Headingley where they scraped past Yorkshire by one run and that just keeps their hopes of a top three place alive if they can put a run together now.

  • Some late big hitting by Josh Bohannon who scored an unbeaten 55 from 32 balls gave them some real impetus to take them over the 300 mark which proved vital and they will need more of that against Northants here.

  • Liam Hurt made his debut in that match and bowled well while under pressure going for just 5.25 runs per over and the youngster could keep his place in what could easily be an unchanged team here.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Coach: David Ripley

Captain: Alex Wakely

  • Northants' start to the Royal London One-Day Cup has not been that dissimilar to their opponents here as they suffered two heavy defeats in their opening two matches but bounced back to win at the third attempt as they hammered Warwickshire by 194 runs.

  • Jason Holder produced another strong performance as he smashed an unbeaten 60 and took 3/26 as he continues to grow and improve with every game, so he will look to produce the goods yet again here.

  • Similar to their opponents, Northants are likely to field the same eleven players for this match as that which dominated against Warwickshire last time out in what is essentially a must-win game for both teams even at this early stage.

THE PREDICTION

Given that all the teams that reached the knockout round last season in either group won at least five games, that means that this is something of a must-win for both teams after they lost their first two matches. Northants have arguably produced the best performance of either side in their win last time out, but Lancs' win over a quality Yorkshire side should not be underestimated. That will give them a major boost in confidence and with home advantage, they will hope to edge this and get back-to-back wins.