Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – 31/08/2020

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Derbyshire v Lancashire – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 31/08/2020

The Derbyshire Falcons and Lancashire Lightning will meet for a key North Group clash in the T20 Blast at Headingley on Monday.

Our team of experts have free cricket betting tips and predictions for this match. This includes information about the best betting sites in India.

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning Betting Tips
Best Bet Leus du Plooy to be Derbyshire’s top batsman at 6.0 with 22Bet
Value Bet More than 26.5 fours to be hit in the match at 1.75 with Bodog India
Next Best Bet Matthew Parkinson to be Lancashire’s top bowler at 3.5 with 22Bet

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – Match Preview

Lancashire won the English domestic T20 title in 2015. Derbyshire are still chasing a maiden title in the shortest format.

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Where: Headingley, Leeds

When: Monday, 31 August 2020

Start time: 17:35 GMT (23:05 IST)

Pitch conditions: Headingley produced plenty of high totals during the 2019 T20 Blast. The average score was around 170. Derbyshire went has high as 207 against Yorkshire here last year. This is a good ground for setting or chasing a total.

Weather conditions: Monday’s weather in Leeds is looking significantly drier than what was experienced earlier in the tournament. We should get a full fixture in, despite a forecast of slight rain. Temperatures will hang in the mid-teens degrees celsius.

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – Latest Odds

Bet on Derbyshire to win the match at 2.37 with Betway. Lancashire are priced as favourites at 1.55 by the same cricket betting website.

You can also place a bet on the Falcons or Lightning to win the toss at 1.90.

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Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – Team News

Lancashire already have a 2020 T20 Blast centurion in Keaton Jennings, who starred in victory over Durham recently.

He’ll likely open the batting alongside Alex Davies again. Captain Dane Vilas is there to galvanise the middle-order.

Bowling-wise, Lancashire have spin trio Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkison and Steven Croft to centre their approach around. Croft could take the new ball again. Parkinson has played for England.

The Falcons have an astute captain in Billy Godleman, who will bat inside a stronger order that includes the experienced Wayne Madsen and talented Leus du Plooy.

Du Plooy has been in fine form in the Bob Willis Trophy – and can transfer that solid stretch into the shorter format.

If Derbyshire have a weakness, it’s in their bowling department, which is without the veteran Ravi Rampaul. Michael Cohen could be the one to perform well in Rampaul’ absence.

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – Squads

Derbyshire Lancashire
Billy Godleman (captain) Dane Vilas (captain)
Luis Reece Rob Jones
Wayne Madsen Josh Bohannon
Leus du Plooy Steven Croft
Alex Hughes Stephen Parry
Matthew Critchley Keaton Jennings
Fynn Hudson-Prentice Alex Davies
Ed Barnes George Lavelle
Anuj Dal Tom Bailey
Tom Wood Tom Hartley
Michael Cohen Liam Hurt
Sam Conners Danny Lamb
Brooke Guest Toby Lester
Mattie McKiernan Matthew Parkinson

Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning – Betting Tips and Prediction

Here are a few more free cricket betting tips and predictions. These could help you make more informed decisions, as the Falcons and Lightning clash in the T20 Blast in Leeds.

Bet on du Plooy to be Derbyshire’s Top Batsman

Leus du Plooy has been in superb form for his county in the Bob Willis Trophy. He is the type of batsman that quickly adjust his game plan from first-class to T20 cricket.

Whether he opens the batting or comes at the fall of the first wicket, du Plooy is well-positioned to get Derbyshire off to a flyer.

He is priced at 6.0 with 22BetΒ to be his team’s top run-scorer.

Choose the Total Number of Fours to Be More than 26.5

Whether the bulk of the fours and sixes come from du Plooy or other batsman, Derbyshire and Lancashire are nicely poised to hit more than 26.5 fours in this match.

There are great stroke makers in Wayne Madsen and Billy Godleman, in particular, to help with the job as well.

Headingley is a reasonably good wicket for batting – and offers good value for solid stroke play. Bodog India have 26.5+ fours to be hit priced at 1.75.

Pick Parkinson to be Lancashire’s Top Bowler

Leg-spinners can be a bit hit or miss, especially in T20 cricket. Matthew Parkinson isn’t nearly as good as, say, Imran Tahir, but he is a promising talent.

He has already been recognised at international level. He might prove expensive, but he’ll likely take wickets as well, as batsmen look to capitalise but fail. He is priced at 3.5 with 22Bet to be the top bowler for his team.

Read our round-up of best bets for this match to feel fully equipped for your choices.

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Derbyshire will play Lancashire in the T20 Blast for the first time on 31 August 2020. The match will start at 17:35 GMT (23:05 IST).

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