Northamptonshire go up against Lancashire in the County Championship Division One 2022 on Tuesday, July 19, at the County Ground, Northampton from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Lancashire are currently third with 137 points in the County Championship Division One points table this season. They scored 624 runs in the first innings of their last match against Somerset thanks to a triple-century from Keaton Jennings and a century from Luke Wells. The match ended in a draw but the Manchester-based team took the first innings lead. Lancashire also ended up as runners-up in the recently concluded Vitality T20 Blast 2022.

Northamptonshire beat Kent at home by 203 runs in their last match in this tournament. Emilio Gay and Ryan Rickelton scored a century in the first and second innings respectively for the Northants. Simon Kerrigan and Rob Keogh took five-fers in the final innings of the match which dismantled the Kent run chase. Their first win of the tournament took them to fifth place on the points table with 103 points.  

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire County Championship Division One 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Northamptonshire: 2.50, Lancashire: 1.49 

1xbet odds: Northamptonshire: 2.76, Lancashire: 1.44

Betwinner odds: Northamptonshire: 2.76, Lancashire: 1.44

10CRIC odds: Northamptonshire: 2.36, Lancashire: 1.48

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire head-to-head

Lancashire have been the superior side in this head-to-head, winning two of the last five head-to-head matches against Northamptonshire. The remaining three matches have ended as a draw. 

Steven Croft and Matt Parkinson were at their best when Lancashire beat Northamptonshire by 206 runs in the last completed match between these two sides in this tournament. 

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire probable playing XI

Northamptonshire: Ricardo Vasconcelos (captain), Emilio Gay, Ryan Rickelton, Luke Procter, Rob Keogh, James Neesham, Josh Cobb, Lewis McManus (wicket-keeper), Simon Kerrigan, Ben Sanderson, Jack White. 

Lancashire: Luke Wells, Keaton Jennings, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (captain & wicket-keeper), Rob Jones, George Balderson, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Will Williams, Jack Morley.

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire top picks

Northamptonshire: Ben Sanderson will be the player to watch out for from the hosts. The seamer has picked up 24 wickets in seven matches in the tournament at an average of 24.50 and an economy rate of 2.42. The 33-year-old has also scored 102 runs in nine innings in this tournament.

Lancashire: Keaton Jennings is the top pick in this match. The opening batter has scored 771 runs in six matches at an average of 96.37 in this tournament including three centuries and one half-century. His knock of 318 runs in the last match helped Lancashire post 624 runs on the scoreboard against Somerset.

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire County Championship Division One 2022 prediction 

Lancashire have a good head-to-head record and have been the better team compared to Northamptonshire in this tournament. The visitors have the edge to win this encounter.

Northamptonshire won their first match in the tournament last time out. They have found the Manchester-based team difficult to beat in recent seasons and face another challenge in this match.

Northamptonshire vs Lancashire County Championship Division One 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 39°C

Precipitation: 3%

Humidity: 40%

Wind: 20 km/h