T20 Blast 2024 – Durham vs Lancashire 5th T20 Match Prediction

Lancashire Lightning will take on Durham at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, in the North Group of the 2024 Vitality Blast. The match is scheduled to start at 18:30 local time on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

LAN vs DUR, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester Pitch Report

The Old Trafford surface, known for being hard and bouncy, is expected to be slightly slower than usual due to recent weather conditions. A competitive total on this pitch would range between 160-170 runs.

Lancashire Team News & Playing 11

LAN Team News

Lancashire Lightning will miss several key players who are participating in the T20 World Cup, including Phil Salt, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Tom Hartley, and Daryl Mitchell. Additionally, Dane Vilas is no longer with the county. Overseas players Tom Bruce and Chris Green will feature in this campaign.

LAN Team Batting

Despite the absence of some big names, Lancashire still boasts capable batters. Keaton Jennings, looking to establish himself in T20 cricket, will be a key player for them.

LAN Team Bowling

The team’s strength lies in its bowling attack, with England internationals Luke Wood and Saqib Mahmood expected to lead the pace department. Wood comes directly from the 2024 Indian Premier League.

LAN Team Form

Lancashire Lightning had a mixed record in their last five T20 Blast games, winning two, losing two, and facing one abandonment.

Lancashire Predicted Playing 11

Steven Croft (c), Keaton Jennings, Luke Wells (wk), Tom Bruce, Rob Jones, Josh Bohannon, Chris Green, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Saqib Mahmood, Jack Blatherwick

LANCS vs DUR Prediction

Lancashire vs Durham Match Prediction

Durham Team News & Playing 11

DUR Team News

Durham had a promising start in the 2023 campaign but faltered later, finishing in seventh place. Overseas players David Bedingham and Ashton Turner will bolster their squad in 2024.

DUR Team Batting

Captain Alex Lees and Graham Clark are expected to open, with Beddingham and Ashton Turner adding depth to the middle order. Brydon Carse and Turner will be crucial contributors down the order.

DUR Team Bowling

Brydon Carse will play a pivotal role in the middle overs with his length deliveries. Callum Parkinson’s spin is expected to trouble the batsmen at Old Trafford.

DUR Team Form

Durham struggled in the latter part of the 2023 Vitality Blast, failing to win any of their last eight games.

Durham Predicted Playing 11

Graham Clark, Alex Lees (c), David Bedingham, Michael Jones, Ashton Turner, Brydon Carse, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis, Brandon Glover, George Drissell, Callum Parkinson

Match Prediction

This match presents an interesting contest, with Lancashire Lightning weakened and Durham seeking to bounce back from a poor 2023 season. Despite Lancashire’s depleted lineup, their strong bowling attack gives them an edge. Therefore, we predict Lancashire Lightning to emerge victorious.

Prediction: Durham to beat Lancashire.

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