Sussex are expected to advance to semi-finals by getting the better of Lancashire.
The fourth quarterfinal match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Sussex and Lancashire at County Ground, Hove on Thursday.
This match is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM Local Time (5:30 PM IST).
After finishing second in their respective groups, Sussex and Lancashire will lock horns in the T20 Blast quarterfinals to stay alive in the competition. Sussex finished runner-up to Surrey in the South Group with 13 points in 10 matches. Their opponents, Lancashire, ended the group stage with 12 points in 10 games.
Both counties lost only three matches in the first round. It is interesting to note that Surrey and Lancashire have not crossed paths in the T20 format since 2011. In their previous meeting, Sussex lost to Lancashire by 20 runs.
SUS vs LAN Weather Report for Quarterfinal 4:
There are predictions for light rain during the match time. The temperature will loom around 14 degrees Celsius in Hove.
The pitch in Hove has been good for batting. Teams batting first have crossed the 150-runs mark in all matches played at the County Ground in Hove during the 2020 T20 Blast. The fast bowlers should get assistance from the rainy weather during the match.
Average first innings score:
181 (All the games played at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
SUS vs LAN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Philip Salt (wk), Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Calum MacLeod, Aaron Thomason.
Ben Brown, Mitchell Claydon, Tymal Mills, Stuart Meaker, Henry Crocombe.
Alex Davies (wk), Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Matthew Parkinson.
Saqib Mahmood, Rob Jones, Stephen Parry.
SUS vs LAN Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Keaton Jennings has scored 219 runs in four innings for Lancashire. His average has been 73 in T20 Blast 2020.
Liam Livingstone has been a top all-rounder for Lancashire, with five wickets and 154 runs to his name in five games.
Luke Wright is the leading run-scorer for Sussex in T20 Blast 2020. The skipper has led his side from the front with 375 runs in 10 innings, scoring two fifties.
Delray Rawlins has looked in splendid touch in this competition. The all-rounder has amassed 202 runs and scalped seven wickets in 10 matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Keaton Jennings, Luke Wright
Vice-Captain Options – Liam Livingstone, Delray Rawlins
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SUS vs LAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Davies
Batters – Keaton Jennings (c), Luke Wright, Calum MacLeod, Delray Rawlins (vc)
All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, David Wiese
Bowlers – Matthew Parkinson, George Garton, Danny Briggs
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SUS vs LAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Phil Salt
Batters – Keaton Jennings, Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins
All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone (vc), Steven Croft, David Wiese, Danny Lamb
Bowlers – Tom Bailey, George Garton, Danny Briggs
Sussex played four matches at Hove during the T20 Blast 2020 season. Danny Briggs impressed in almost all matches with his spin bowling skills. He picked up a three-wicket haul in the game against Hampshire. Besides, he returned with figures of 1/18 in his last appearance on this ground. Even though the conditions favour the batsmen and the quick bowlers, it is advisable to pick Briggs in the team.
Today’s SUS vs LAN Probable Winners:
Sussex are predicted to win this match.