Yorkshire go up against Lancashire in the first Semi-Final of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Saturday, July 16, at Edgbaston, Birmingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Yorkshire finished fourth in the North Group points table of the T20 Blast this season with 15 points. They beat Surrey by one run in the Quarter-Final thanks to Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s 48-ball 62 and Shadab Khan’s all-round performance. However, they were beaten by Surrey in the latest County Championship match earlier this week. 

Lancashire won their last group stage match against Warwickshire and beat Essex by seven wickets in the Quarter-Final. Steven Croft scored 76 runs off 48 balls and Dane Vilas’ blitz helped the Manchester-based team to reach the Semi-Final of T20 Blast 2022. Lancashire have conceded the least number of runs in the North Group of this competition this season.

Jos Buttler will miss the match for Lancashire and David Willey will miss out for Yorkshire as they are involved with the England cricket team for the ODI series against India.

Yorkshire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Yorkshire: 2.01, Lancashire: 1.75 

Bet365 odds: Yorkshire: 2.00, Lancashire: 1.80

Betwinner odds: Yorkshire: 2.01, Lancashire: 1.80

10CRIC odds: Yorkshire: 1.98, Lancashire: 1.80

Betway odds: Yorkshire: 1.95, Lancashire: 1.80 

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

Yorkshire vs Lancashire head-to-head

Lancashire have been the superior side in this head-to-head, winning 18 of the 34 matches played against Yorkshire in the T20 Blast. Yorkshire have won 13 while three matches have finished as a tie. 

Lancashire beat Yorkshire by four runs in the last match between these two sides in this tournament. 

Yorkshire vs Lancashire probable playing XI

Yorkshire: Jonathan Tattersall (wicket-keeper), Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (captain), Will Fraine, Harry Brook, Shadab Khan, Jordan Thompson, Dom Bess, George Hill, Matthew Revis, Matthew Waitee.

Lancashire: Phil Salt (wicket-keeper), Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (captain), Rob Jones, Tim David, Luke Wells, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley.

Yorkshire vs Lancashire top picks

Yorkshire: Adam Lyth will be the one to watch out for in this match. The opening batter has scored 518 runs at an average of 37 and a strike-rate of 177.39 in the T20 Blast this season. He has three fifties and averages 27 with the bat in 19 matches against Lancashire in this format.  

Lancashire: Tim David will be the top pick in this encounter. The Singaporean all-rounder has scored 387 runs at an average of 32.25 and a strike rate of 180 in T20 Blast 2022. He has also picked up four wickets in this tournament. He also scored 186 for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 at a strike-rate of 216.27.

Yorkshire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction 

Lancashire have won three of the last four completed matches against Yorkshire in this competition. The Manchester-based team are likelier to win this encounter based on their current form and the head-to-head record.

However, Yorkshire have also been in good form in this tournament and their batters have scored heavily in this competition. They will trouble the Lancashire bowlers at this batter-friendly venue.

Yorkshire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 27°C

Precipitation: 2%

Humidity: 54%

Wind: 6 km/h