The 2023 Blast T20 tournament continues with Lancashire against Leicestershire. Of course, Lancashire haven’t forgotten their loss to Hampshire in the final by one run in 2022, and are sure to be fired up about the new season. Lancashire already had a great start by defeating Derbyshire by four wickets (with four balls remaining) thanks to Luke Wells’ 66 runs.
LAN vs LEI Match Details
Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast 2023
Match: Lancashire vs Leicestershire
Date: May 25, 2023
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom
Lancashire vs Leicestershire Live Streaming
The 7th Match of Vitality Blast T20 between Leicestershire and Lancashire will be played on 25th May 2023 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom at 11:30 Local Time.
The live telecast of the match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket in the United Kingdom. Fox Sports Cricket provides live coverage in Australia while the Live Score and Match updates will be available on FanCode App in India.
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Leicestershire will certainly feel like they can get better in 2023, as their 8-6 record was not good enough for them to earn a spot in the Finals for last season. Leading scorers Colin Ackermann (367 runs) and Arron Lilley (316) will both return, although decent batter, Ben Mike (213 runs) has switched to Yorkshire this season. When available, the team will use international players like Wiaan Mulder (South Africa), Ajinkya Rahane (India), and Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan).
Naveen-ul-Haq (24 wickets) and Callum Parkinson (20) led the team in bowling last season, but we’re especially excited to see what a young star like Naveen-ul-Haq can do in the T20 Blast again. He’s averaging 23.38 in T20 games and he’s going to be the key to victory in any match for Leicestershire.
Lancashire had a decent 8-4 record last year (with one tie and one NR), and apart from losing in the final game to Hampshire, you’ve got to be happy with the season overall if you’re a Lancashire fan.
Aussie batter Tim David (405 runs last season) won’t return, but Steven Croft (548), Dane Vilas (444), Phil Salt (390), and Keaton Jennings (325) are all returning. There’s also the addition of internationals like Daryl Mitchell and Colin de Grandhomme from New Zealand. Croft is quite the veteran player at 38 years old, but if he can keep averaging 30.72 runs in T20 games, then Lancashire has another shot at the title.
For bowling, Lancashire will again put their hopes into Richard Gleeson (25 wickets) and Tom Hartley (17), with fast bowler Gleeson especially performing well in Dubai recently. His 24.27 bowling average in T20 games can certainly be improved and we’re excited to see what he’s capable of doing.