Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles – Quarter-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 T20 Blast
When is Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles on and what time does it start? Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles will take place on Friday 8th July, 2022 – 18:30 (UK)
Where is Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles taking place? Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles will take place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, England
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What channel is Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles
Where can I stream Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles in the UK? If televised on Sky Sports, Lancashire Lightning vs Essex Eagles can be streamed live on Sky Go. If not televised on Sky, this match can be streamed live on the official websites and YouTube channels of each competing team
Lancashire Lightning’s 14-match unbeaten run at Emirates Old Trafford in T20 cricket faces its most significant challenge yet as they host Essex Eagles for a place at finals-day. Had the hosts been able to choose from a full-strength squad then they would have been clear favourites to triumph. However, the expected absence of up to five key players through England limited overs duty has decimated their first-choice team with players such as Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Matt Parkinson and Richard Gleeson all likely to be missing. The loss of Gleeson would be particularly galling as it has been his wonderful form in this year’s T20 Blast which has earned the fast bowler his maidan England call-up. Essex Eagles meanwhile, have no such worries with none of their players called up for international duty. The only doubt regarding the Eagles line-up involves all-rounder Matt Critchley, who remains an injury doubt after missing their last few matches through a knee problem.
Unlike the last time these two counties clashed at this stage of the T20 Blast back in 2019 when Essex beat Lancashire up in Durham, the Red Rose have that all-important home advantage in place which serves as somewhat of a leveller when taking into account their depleted squad. Most importantly, Lancashire can still call upon Tim David, the most destructive batter on show in this quarter-final and a player who could win this game single-handedly if he’s on form. Realistically though, this match could go either way with Essex Eagles the team in form, but Lancashire Lightning are so strong at home. The value however, leads us to edge towards backing Essex should those Lancashire players called up for England duty be missing as expected.