Warwickshire may not appear to be one of the most intimidating teams in the T20 Blast, but they have players who know how to win. They are currently unbeaten in the competition and will look to maintain that form for the remainder of the season.
After losing the toss, the bowlers did an outstanding job of limiting the opponent to a total of 166. Despite a shaky start, they were able to bring the score down from what appeared to be 210 runs. They took wickets at regular intervals, derailing the innings. Danny Briggs took three wickets for 15 runs.
With a modest total to chase, the batting team completed the task in 18 overs. Sam Hain and Glenn Maxwell’s 90-run partnership ensured they arrived without incident. They demonstrated their ability to go all the way by winning the game by 5 wickets. Sam Hain led the way with 65 runs off 43 balls.
The North Group Match between Warwickshire vs Lancashire will take place on May 29th, 2023 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Match Details to Note
Match: Warwickshire vs Lancashire, North Group Match, T20 Blast 2023
Date: May 29, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
The new T20 Blast season has begun, and all teams are eager to begin their quest to be crowned champions. With batting becoming more evolved and bowlers becoming more intelligent, the battle between bat and ball in the T20 Blast’s shortest format will be one to watch.
Birmingham Bears has had an excellent start to the season, winning their first two games with a dominant performance. They are second on the points table with 4 points thanks to the return of Glenn Maxwell and the good form of the top order and bowling department.
Lancashire has won three of their three games this season, putting on dominant performances in each of them. Their openers are batting well and putting up big totals, which the bowling staff is defending. They’ll want to go 4 for 4 and take home the lead-up top.
Will Rhodes, Henry Brookes, Michael Burgess, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Sam Hain, Liam Norwell, Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Jacob Bethell, Manraj Johal, Moeen Ali, Ed Barnard, Chris Rushworth, Hassan Ali (Pakistan), Glenn Maxwell
Possible Playing XI:
Paul Stirling, Alex Davies(w/c), Sam Hain, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Mousley, Chris Benjamin, Chris Woakes, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott
Lancashire has also gotten to a brilliant start in the T20 Blast. Winning 3 out of the 3 games so far, they will want to capitalise on the start and seal the top spot in the group as soon as possible. They are the team to beat in the competition and will hope to keep up this form for the rest of the tournament.
Lancashire scored 208 runs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The openers got them off to a great start, but Daryl Mitchel’s innings pushed them over the top. He scored 85 runs off 41 balls, including four boundaries and six sixes.
With such a large total to defend, the bowling staff ensured the victory was secured without allowing many runs. By dismissing both openers within the first three overs, they ensured they would not lose this game. Luke Wood was the standout bowler, taking two wickets for 29 runs.
Keaton Jennings, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Danny Lamb, Phil Salt, James Anderson, Dane Vilas (South Africa), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)
Possible Playing XI:
Philip Salt(w), Luke Wells, Steven Croft, Daryl Mitchell, Liam Livingstone(c), Colin de Grandhomme, George Bell, Tom Hartley, Luke Wood, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Batsmen Worth Watching
Glenn Maxwell would improve any T20 team anywhere in the world, and the Bears certainly benefited from his 47 runs from 27 balls against the Leicestershire Foxes on Friday. Before this game, Sam Hain has been the standout batter, with scores of 83 not out and 65 not out.
Lancashire Lightning had three scores in the 30s (Phil Salt, Luke Wells, and Liam Livingstone) against Notts Outlaws on Saturday, but New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell produced the biggest knock of 85 not out from 41 balls in a team total of 208-4.
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Bowlers Worth Watching
So far in the competition, the wickets have been evenly distributed among the Birmingham Bears team, and it was Danny Briggs’ turn to step up in the most recent match, returning very impressive figures of 3-15 from four overs. Craig Miles has already taken two wickets in both games.
Luke Wood is not only a T20 specialist bowler, but he is also in excellent form, as evidenced by his wickets of Notts Outlaws’ strong openers Alex Hales and Joe Clarke in his first two overs on Saturday. Saqib Mahmood has also been performing admirably.
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss will prefer to bowl first. With the pitch remaining true for both innings and the weather being far too pleasant to play cricket, the team that wins the toss will seek to bowl first.
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Pitch Report
This meeting will take place at the Edgbaston stadium in Birmingham, England. The stadium has a capacity of 21,000 people. This is a high-scoring ground that will remain so throughout both innings. As a result, teams prefer to chase because the ground is excellent for batting.
The weather will be ideal for cricket. Maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 19°C – 6°C range, with no rain forecast.
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Prediction
We anticipate this to be a very entertaining and close contest between two of the tournament’s strongest teams. Warwickshire has a strong team, but we believe Lancashire has more match-winners. We believe Lancashire Lightning will win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Lancashire is the favourite to beat Warwickshire at the odds of 1.80.
Warwickshire vs Lancashire Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Daryl Mitchell is a consistent performer across all formats and appears to be at home in the T20 Blast. As Lancashire’s leading run scorer in this match, he is well worth backing.