Lancashire faces Essex in the third quarter-final match of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Friday, July 8, at the Old Trafford in Manchester at 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Lancashire finished second on the Vitality T20 Blast points table (North Group) this season having won eight of their 14 games. In their last League game, the hosts defeated Warwickshire by two wickets thanks to heroics from Dane Vilas and Richard Gleeson.

Essex come into the quarter-final after securing a 69-run win over Glamorgan. In that match, Essex scored 254 runs thanks to a 37-ball 71 by Dan Lawrence after batting first and Daniel Sams picked three wickets with the ball in the second innings. The visitors finished third on the points table (South Group) in T20 Blast 2022 with nine wins in 14 games.

Lancashire vs Essex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Lancashire: 1.81, Essex: 1.93

Betwinner odds: Lancashire: 1.81, Essex:2.01

10CRIC odds: Lancashire: 1.82, Essex: 1.96

Betway odds: Lancashire: 1.80, Essex: 1.95

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

Lancashire vs Essex head-to-head

Lancashire and Essex have played each other 10 times in the Vitality T20 Blast. The hosts have won six games while the visitors have three. One fixture was abandoned.

Lancashire has won both of its previous matches against Essex in the T20 Blast.

Lancashire vs Essex probable playing XI

Lancashire: Keaton Jennings, George Bell (wicket-keeper), Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (captain), Tim David, Luke Wells, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Tom Bailey

Essex: Adam Rossington (wicket-keeper), Robin Das, Michael Pepper, Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (captain), Tom Westley, Aaron Beard, Ben Allison, Sam Cook.

Lancashire vs Essex T20 Blast 2022 Top picks

Lancashire: Tim David will be the player to watch out for from the home side. David has scored 383 runs in 14 innings at an average of 31.92 in this year's Vitality T20 Blast. The Australian batter has scored two half-centuries and has a strike rate of 179 this season.

Essex: Michael Pepper will be the top pick from Essex. Pepper has scored 403 runs in 13 innings in the T20 Blast 2022. The right-handed batter has averaged 36.63 with the bat and has three half-centuries to his tally this season. The 24-year-old is the highest run-scorer for Essex in the tournament.

Lancashire vs Essex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction 

Lancashire have the edge going into the quarter-final against Essex. The hosts have a superior head-to-head record against the visitors.

Essex have also been good in this tournament and with the hosts missing Jos Buttler and Phil Salt, the visitors have a good chance to get a win.

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

Maximum Temperature: 21°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 81%

Wind: 15 km/h