Lancashire vs Essex: August 12, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Match: Lancashire vs Essex.
Date: 12 August 2021.
Place (venue): Old Trafford, Manchester.
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup 2021.
Format: One-Day match.
Caption: Will Essex continue to dominate this season by winning their next game against Lancashire?
- S Snater will lead Essex’s bowling attack who is also the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and has taken 13 wickets from 5 matches, whereas Tom Westley is 4th on the list of the best run-getters of the tournament and has scored 310 runs in his last 5 matches at an average of 103.33 for Essex, with 5 fifties.
- Danny Lamb has the 2nd joint-most number of wickets in the tournament as he has taken 10 wickets in his last 6 matches for Lancashire.
- In the last five matches between these two teams, Essex have a 3-2 advantage over Lancashire.
Lancashire will face table-toppers of the Group 2, Essex, in their upcoming fixture of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021. This match will be played on 12 August at Old Trafford in Manchester, the home ground of Lancashire. Enjoying home advantage, Lancashire will try to continue their winning streak against the table-toppers.
Lancashire are 3rd in Group 2 with 7 points. They have won 3 matches from 6 played and lost 2 games so far, whereas Essex are at the top of the same group as they have won 4 games from the 6 played so far this season. At the moment, they have 8 points.
Both teams have shown superb cricketing skills so far this season. Essex have dominated in the last few matches, whereas Lancashire have the strength to show their calibre to the Group 2 table-toppers. They will try to win this game and move ahead in the points table.
With 3 wins from 6 matches played, Lancashire are 3rd in the points table. They lost 2 games and their one match went resultless. They will face table-toppers Essex in the upcoming match at their home ground on 12 August.
Danny Lamb showed his all-around skills in the first match against Sussex. He took 2 wickets for 65 runs with the ball and scored 86 runs not out from 69 balls in the lower order while chasing the target. Again with the help of Danny Lam’s fifer for just 30 runs, they defeated Gloucestershire by 6 wickets in the next match.
Lancashire have lost momentum in the last two matches in the league played against Middlesex and Durham. The team’s batting unit failed to chase down the target of 257 runs against Middlesex despite Rob Jones’s 72 runs from 98 balls. The team’s batting failed again while chasing the target of 328 runs against Durham in the next match.
The overall squad look strong in both batting as well as bowling departments but their batting unit have lost the momentum in the last couple of matches. They will now try to execute their plans well against the table-toppers on 12 August by making the most of their home advantage.
Top players for Lancashire:
Lancashire’s Playing XI:
Keaton Jennings, Josh Bohannon, Luke Wells, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, George Lavelle (wk), Danny Lamb, Liam Hurt, Tom Bailey, Jack Morley.
Essex seem to be in good touch this season. They have lost just 1 game from the 5 played so far. With 8 points in hand, they are at the top of Group 2. They will face Lancashire in their next game at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Essex registered their first victory of the season against Hampshire with the help of an all-round performance from Simon Harmer who took 3 wickets for 42 runs and scored 32 runs from 40 balls. They continued their good form in the next match against Middlesex. They managed to restrict their opponents to just 212 runs by bowling attacking spells from Shane Snater (3 wickets for 45 runs) and Simon Harmer (2 wickets for 39 runs).
Essex chased down that target easily with Alastair Cook (92 runs from 111 balls) and Tom Westley (87 runs from 97 balls) shining for their team. The team has lost only one game so far this season which was against Worcestershire. They failed to chase down the target of 339 runs against them and got bowled out on just 156.
Again they made a strong comeback in the last 2 matches against Kent and Gloucestershire with a brilliant performance in bowling. Shane Snater is currently the leading wicket-taker of the season and has taken 13 wickets in the last 5 matches. They will now try to continue their winning momentum against Lancashire in this next match at Old Trafford.
Top players for Essex:
Essex’s Probable Playing XI:
William Buttleman, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (c), Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Shane Snater, Jack Plom.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host this match. This ground has a capacity of 19000 spectators and has conducted a few international as well as domestic games so far. This ground is the home ground for Lancashire in this Cup.
This ground has witnessed 55 ODIs matches so far and has offered an advantage to bowlers in previous international and domestic matches. The team who has opted to bat first here has delivered better results as reflected in the last 5 ODI matches – the team who has opted to bat first won 4 games out of 5. At this location, whichever team wins the toss should choose to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather will be partly cloudy on the match day, with a 40-50% chance of raining. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 22°C – 13°C range.
Essex have strong batting and bowling units. The key batsmen and bowlers of the team are currently on the list of the top 10 run-getters and wicket-takers of the season. They have shown their skills in the last few team’s victories. On the other side, Lancashire also have a good bowling attack but their batting unit has failed to score runs in the last few matches. Essex’s bowlers will try to put pressure on their opponent’s batsmen to continue their winning streak.
We predict that Essex will defeat Lancashire.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.