Vitality t20 Blast 2020 – Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning taking place? Thursday 27th August, 14:30 (UK)

Where is Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning taking place? Emirates Riverside

What is the expected weather for Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning? Light rain showers and light winds are expected throughout the course of this match

What channel is Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning on? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing this match

Where can I stream Durham Cricket vs Lancashire Lightning? You can stream this via the SkyGo app if the match is being televised by Sky Sports

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

THE TEAM NEWS

DURHAM CRICKET

  • Durham failed to qualify for the knockout stages in last year’s Vitality Blast and are not having a good 2020 thus far, having failed a win a single one of their four Bob Willis Trophy matches played.
  • The North East side are boosted by the return of England fast bowler Mark Wood to their ranks and he is joined by new signings Sean Dickson and David Bedingham, with both expected to make their white ball debuts for the club here.
  • This year also sees a new T20 captain for Durham with Nathan Rimmington set to skipper the side for the first time in the Vitality Blast.

LANCASHIRE LIGHTNING

  • Despite topping the North Group last season, Lancashire Lightning were beaten in the quarter final stages of last year’s Vitality Blast by Essex Eagles
  • The Lightning will have leg-spin bowler Matt Parkinson available for the first time this season following his recovery from an ankle sprain.
  • They will however, be without Richard Gleeson, Luke Wood and Graham Onions through injury, whilst Saqib Mahmood, Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler are on England duty.

THE PREDICTION

Lancashire Lightning will go into this year’s Vitality Blast as one of the favourites to win the tournament like last season. It’s vital they get off to a good start and although they lack of number of players due to injuries and international commitments, they should have more than enough fire power to overcome a Durham side short on form and confidence, providing the weather doesn’t spoil their plans.

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