LAN vs NOR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 121
Both have secured almost equal amount of victories, However Lancashire has the upper hand, considering their recent form.
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Match 121 of the Vitality Blast 2023 will take place at the Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, between the Lancashire and Northamptonshire on July 2, 2023. Despite the huge difference in the points table as Lancashire stands at the third place and Northamptonshire is positioned at the 7th spot, both have secured 7 wins and 6 wins, respectively. However Lancashire has the upper hand, considering their recent form.
Lancashire batted first in 4 out of 5 of their recent games, and they defeated the opponents convincingly by posting an average total of over 170 on three occasions and a score of above 160. Credit goes to Butler for his recent form, smashing a couple of half centuries and missing a well-deserving Hundred. They have lost an average of nearly 7 wickets per game, and their top-order batters have consistently performed well despite losing one or two early wickets. The area of concern is their average wicket-taking per game, which their opponent may view as an advantage going into this game. Lancashire will try to replicate their strategy by putting runs on the board to defend it through their bowlers.
Northamptonshire has performed almost equally to Lancashire in their recent games, securing three wins in their last five games. Their openers combined to score over 250 runs in their previous five encounters this season, which has been one of the reasons for their recent victories. The Northamptonshire bowlers have consistently performed well in restricting the opposition to low scores in their chases, which has been their winning strategy this season. Northamptonshire is one step ahead in wicket-taking average, where they made the opponent lose all 10 Wickets in their recent three games.
Vitality Blast, 2 Jul 2023, Sun, 7:00 PM IST, Old Trafford, Manchester
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Bench : George Bell, Colin de Grandhomme, DJ Lamb, Matt Parkinson, GID Lavelle, Matthew Hurst, KK Jennings, JJ Bohannon, Harry Singh, GP Balderson, Tom Aspinwall, RJ Gleeson, S Mahmood, JP Morley, JM Blatherwick, Joshua Boyden, WSA Williams, D Houghton, Tim David, James Anderson
Bench : JJ Cobb, James Sales, GG White, Harry Gouldstone, Gus Miller, Hasan Azad, SM Whiteman, Arush Buchake, LA Procter, GK Berg, Aadi Sharma, Alex Russell, CP Tremain, J White, Jordan Buckingham, SC Kerrigan, George Weldon, George Gowler, ORT Sale
Injury and availability news
Jos Buttler LAN | WK
His consistency has been crucial to his team's success. He has scored a total of 188 runs in his last four innings, which includes a couple of half centuries. Importantly, maintaining an impressive average of 35 and a strike rate of 151 in the last eight innings.
Ben Sanderson NOR | BOWL
This bowler bowls in the powerplay, and his performance has been outstanding. He has proven to be a valuable wicket-taking asset for his team by collecting ten wickets in just five innings. His ability to consistently pick up wickets while maintaining an excellent economy rate makes him a potent force in the bowling department.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
LAN | WK
He is batting in the lower middle order and has scored one run in the last five games his team has played. He is not getting enough opportunities to bat as well. Therefore, it's safe to avoid him on your fantasy team.
LAN | BAT
Considering his batting position and the nature of the pitch, it's safe to avoid him as they have solid top-order batting and he may not get the opportunity to bat to generate enough fantasy points for your team.