Lancashire are favorites to win
Lancashire Lightning will take on Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the 2022 Vitality Blast. The game will be played at The Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester starting at 18:30 local time on Friday June 3rd.
Lancashire Lightning were held to a tie by local rivals Yorkshire Vikings in their opening match of the campaign but have since beaten Worcestershire Rapids, Notts Outlaws and Derbyshire Falcons. They maintained their unbeaten start with a 17 run win over the Falcons at home on Wednesday in a high scoring match. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Liam Livingstone shone with 75 runs from 40 balls and was well supported by all of the top six. Livingstone then delivered with the ball and finished with figures of 1-28 from 4 overs.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks looked set for a tough 2022 T20 Blast when they were thrashed by 125 runs (DLS) by Birmingham Bears in their first game of the competition. However, since then, they have beaten Durham by 31 runs, had a no result with Notts Outlaws, and added a 42 run win over Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday evening. Australian opener Chris Lynn hit 106 not-out from 66 balls and was backed up by Jimmy Neesham’s 75 not out from 30 balls. Ben Snaderson and Freddie Heldreich then took 3 wickets each as they won by a comfortable margin.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
The match will be played at The Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. 421 runs were scored and only 11 wickets fell on this pitch on Wednesday evening. We expect to see another heavy run scoring game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Lancashire vs Northamptonshire, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Keaton Jennings, Philip Salt (wk), Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, Tim David, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Matthew Kelly, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich
Lancashire Lightning hit 219-6 on Wednesday in Manchester whilst Northamptonshire posted 227-1 from their 20 overs in Northampton. We are predicting two high scoring totals in this game also on a batter friendly pitch. We expect the game to go the last over and are backing Lancashire Lightning to get the victory.
Lancashire are favorites to beat Northamptonshire