T20 Blast 2022 Quarter-Final 3: LAN vs ESS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Lancashire and Essex?

Both teams look strong on paper and will want to win their next match and qualify for the semi-finals.

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Lancashire will take on Essex in their quarter-final encounter of the 2022 T20 Blast to be played at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on July 8 (Friday). Both teams did well during the group stage encounters as Lancashire finished in the second position in the North Group, while Essex was placed at the third spot in the South Group points table after the league stage matches.

Lancashire managed to beat Warwickshire by just two wickets during their last match. Meanwhile, Essex won by a huge margin of 69 runs after scoring a massive 254 runs against Glamorgan during their last group stage match. Both teams look strong on paper and will want to win their next match and qualify for the semi-finals.

Match details

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Date and Time: July 8, 2022, 11:00 PM IST

Live Streaming: FanCode 

Pitch Report

The wicket at Manchester usually provides a good batting track and a score of 170+ can be expected to be above par. The pitch usually provides some assistance to tweakers during the middle overs. Skipper winning the toss might be looking to chase.

Probable playing XI

Lancashire

Rob Jones, Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c and wk), Tim David, Luke Wells, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Josh Bohannon, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey

Essex

Adam Rossington (wk), Robin Das, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aaron Beard, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Daniel Lawrence 

Essex senior batter Daniel Lawrence played beautifully for his 71 off just 37 balls and stroked eight fours and three sixes in the last match. He contributed the highest in his team’s total of 254 in their allotted 20 overs. Lawrence will be looking to emulate his batting antics in the next match as well.

Probable best bowler of the match

Simon Harmer

Essex skipper Simon Harmer will be looking to dry the flow of runs during the middle overs for his side. The right-arm spinner holds a lot of experience in domestic cricket and will be looking to give a match-winning performance with the ball against Lancashire as well.

Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.