Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes taking place? Friday 30th August, 18:30 (UK)

Where is Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes taking place? Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

What is the expected weather for Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes? 20c with plenty of clouds above but there is only a slight chance of rain

What television channel is Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes on? Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Lancashire Lightning W17, Leicestershire Foxes W9, No Result 3
Last meeting: Leicestershire Foxes vs Lancashire Lightning – no result

THE TEAM NEWS

LANCASHIRE LIGHTNING

  • Lancashire Lightning lost just their second game of this year’s t20 Blast and although a home quarter-final is assured, they have not sealed the top spot in the North Group just yet after they were beaten by Derbyshire Falcons.
  • Lightning struggled to take wickets and allowed the Falcons to post 162/3 and whilst Liam Livingstone scored 58 off just 36 balls, he was offered very little support as his side slipped to an 11-run loss.
  • Lancashire have named an unchanged 15-man squad from the game against Derbyshire which will see Stephen Parry, Rob Jones, Richard Gleeson and Saqib Mahmood all come into contention the latter hoping to return after he was rested against the Falcons.

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES

  • Leicestershire Foxes will be hoping to end their 2019 t20 Blast campaign on a high after they suffered a second consecutive loss with the defeat against Derbyshire Falcons meaning that they cannot progress to the knockout stages.
  • After a strong start, Leicestershire collapsed from 54/1 to 124/9 which proved to be nowhere near enough as the Falcons chased their total down at a modest pace but still had nine wickets in hand when they surpassed the Foxes’ score.
  • Leicestershire have named an unchanged 13-man squad for their final game as they attempt to end round off with a win with captain Colin Ackermann aiming to lead from the front as he has throughout this tournament with both bat and ball.

THE PREDICTION

Lancashire have topped the North Group for the vast majority of this year’s t20 Blast and will want to advance to the quarter-finals in that spot. They need a win in this final game of the group stage to ensure they do that but a home tie in the last eight is already assured, even though they will be taking that game in Durham due to a clash with the fourth Ashes Test. With just two defeats all tournament and Leicestershire having nothing to play for, Lancashire should head into the quarter-finals on the back of a win.

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