Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Warwickshire vs Lancashire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Warwickshire vs Lancashire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sam Hain or Liam Livingstone? Who will be your captain?

Sam Hain
Sam Hain. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Gareth Copley)

Lancashire is currently placed on top of the points table with 13 points from eight matches. Their last game against Yorkshire in Manchester got washed away without a ball being bowled. For the time being, no other team seems like toppling them at the helm. Their Net Run Rate of +1.299 shows the level of domination the team has had. Their next match is against Warwickshire in Birmingham.

Warwickshire started with a couple of victories and looked ominous. However, as the tournament has progressed, they kept sliding down the barrel. They have lost four matches in a row and are currently placed eighth in the table. Keeping in mind the position they are in, Warwickshire may also see them right at the bottom provided Derbyshire manages to roll over a team or two.

Match Details:

The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Warwickshire/Birmingham Bears and Lancashire at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).

This game will be streamed live on Birmingham Bears’ YouTube channel.


Weather Condition/Report:

There are massive chances of rain throughout the day. The heavens could open up with thunderstorms. A washout won’t spring a surprise. The temperature will be around the 16 degrees Celsius with the humidity in the 70s. Only 45 per cent cloud cover will be there, something positive.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The team, batting first has got the advantage on the pitch in Birmingham. The track at the venue has gotten slower. Hence, chasing may not be a great idea at least for the time being. But with rain around, the tweakers may get neutralized. The pacers will look to take advantage of the conditions.

Average first innings score: 146 in T20 Blast 2019

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1


Probable Playing XIs:

Warwickshire / Birmingham Bears:

Dominic Sibley, Michael Burgess (WK), Sam Hain, Will Rhodes, Adam Hose, Chris Green, Alex Thompson, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel (C), Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Fidel Edwards

Bench- Liam Banks, James Wainman, Robert Yates, Ed Pollock

Lancashire

Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Keaton Jennings, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas (C & WK), James Faulkner, Josh Bohannon, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Richards Gleeson

Bench- Stephen Parry, Rob Jones, Toby Lester, Danny Lamb


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update).

Top Picks

Sam Hain has been Warwickshire’s standout batsman, having scored 315 runs in seven matches at an average of 45. He has given starts in every match with his lowest score being 29. His top score of 85 was against Derbyshire in Birmingham itself.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson, Dane Vilas

Vice-captain Options – Sam Hain, Glenn Maxwell, Dominic Sibley


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Dane Vilas, Michael Burgess

Batsmen – Liam Livingstone (C), Sam Hain (VC), Adam Hose

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner

Bowlers – Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson, Will Rhodes, Henry Brookes

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Michael Burgess

Batsmen – Alex Davies, Liam Livingstone, Dominic Sibley, Adam Hose

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (VC), James Faulkner, Steven Croft

Bowlers – Matt Parkinson (C), Jeetan Patel, Will Rhodes


Expert Advice:

Barring Sam Hain, the rest of the Warwickshire batting unit has been inconsistent. There may be a chance of the Lancashire bowlers making regular inroads. Matt Parkinson and Richard Gleeson are must in your lineup.

Probable Winners:

Lancashire is likely to win the contest.

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