In the T20 Blast 2020 (North Group), Derbyshire Falcons will face Lancashire Lightning at Headingley (Leeds) on Monday (31st August) evening.
Both teams have already played two matches in this tournament. While one of their matches had no result due to raining, Falcons suffered a 99-run defeat and Lightning claimed one comfortable victory.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Match Details
In the North Group of T20 Blast 2020, Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning match will be played at Headingley (Leeds) on Monday (31st August) evening. This match will begin at 18:35 local time (23:05 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Pitch Report
Headingley (Leeds) will host this match. Before this match, the venue also hosted the afternoon T20 match of the same day between Leicestershire Foxes and Durham. As both the matches have been scheduled at the same pitch, the track is likely to be slower during the match between Falcons and Lightning. Spinners are likely to play crucial role in this upcoming match. Like the recent T20 matches at this venue, the first batting side will have the advantage.
- Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 182.40
- Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 4; 2nd Batting team won – 1.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Full Squad
Derbyshire Falcons: Billy Godleman (C), Luis Reece, Tom Wood, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Anuj Dal, Harvey Hosein, Mattie McKiernan, Brooke Guest, Michael Cohen, Ed Barnes, Sam Conners, Dustin Melton
Lancashire Lightning: Dane Vilas (C), Tom Bailey, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Alex Davies, Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt, Keaton Jennings, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, George Lavelle, Toby Lester, Matt Parkinson, Stephen Parry
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Injury & Availability Update
Derbyshire Falcons: Due to loan restrictions with his parent club Lancashire, Brooke Guest will miss this match.
Lancashire Lightning: No injury and unavailability news in this side.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Predicted Playing XI
Derbyshire Falcons: Billy Godleman (C), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matt Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Alex Hughes, Harvey Hosein (wk), Mattie McKiernan, Michael Cohen and Sam Conners
Lancashire Lightning: Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies (wk), Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt and Matt Parkinson
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
While Falcons have played two matches in this season, one was abandoned and they lost the other one. Matt Critchley (26) was the only batsman for the side to score 20+ run in their losing match. Meanwhile, Mattie McKiernan (2/21) and Luis Reece (2/31) got two wickets each in that game.
They have the consistent top-order batsmen like skipper Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen and Leus du Plooy.
On the other hand, Critchley (17 wickets) was the second most wicket-taker for the team in the T20 Blast 2019.
While Lightning’s one match had no result, they won the other match comfortably. In their first victorious game of this tournament, openers Alex Davies and Keaton Jennings set up the 170 runs partnership for the first wicket. While Davies scored 65 runs off 50 balls (7 fours and only six), Jennings scored 108 runs off 63 balls (10 fours and 3 sixes).
Captain Dane Vilas and Steven Croft are also crucial names in their batting line-up.
In their rain-affected game, the right-arm pacer Tom Bailey claimed a five-wicket haul (5/17). Leg-spinner Matt Parkinson is the other big name in the bowling line-up, who was the third most wicket-taker (21 wickets) in the T20 Blast 2019.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Keaton Jennings, Luis Reece, Tom Bailey
Vice-captain – Alex Davies, Steven Croft
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Alex Davies
Batsmen – Keaton Jennings (C), Wayne Madsen, Billy Godleman
All-Rounder(s) – Steven Croft, Luis Reece (vc), Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matt Critchley
Bowlers – Matt Parkinson, Tom Bailey, Sam Conners