Vitality Blast 2019, Lancashire vs Northamptonshire, Essex vs Middlesex, Kent vs Glamorgan: Preview, predictions

Vitality Blast

August 14 will feature three Vitality Blast matches- Lancashire vs Northamptonshire, Essex vs Middlesex, and Kent vs Glamorgan.

Lancashire vs Northamptonshire, Northampton

The undefeated journey of Lightning got a reality check in their last encounter against Birmingham Bears. They lost the match by 15 runs but fortunately didn’t harm their rankings on the table. Northamptonshire Steelbacks, on the other hand, are also at the same position after their last match against Worcestershire was washed out.

Last season: Lancashire 124/2 (16.1) beat Northamptonshire 123/9 (20) by 8 wickets

Players to watch: Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Josh Cobb (Northamptonshire)

Prediction: Lancashire to win.

Essex vs Middlesex, Chelmsford

Essex completely surrendered to Somerset in their last encounter. Now with only two win and four defeats, they are to set to face second ranked team of South Group, Middlesex. Middlesex will obviously have the advantage and will focus to make their position stronger by winning the fixture. These two have already met once in this season and Middlesex won that match by seven wickets.

Last season: Essex 181/7 (19.5) beat Middlesex 179/6  (20) by 3 wickets

Players to watch: Cameron Delport (Essex), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Middlesex)

Prediction: Middlesex to win.

Kent vs Glamorgan, Canterbury

Kent began their season with five wins on the trot but then they faced three defeats. Their last two outings saw the opponents clinching convincing wins over them. On the other hand, Glamorgan are still searching for at least one win this season.

Last season: Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

Players to watch: Mohammad Nabi (Kent) , Graham Wagg (Glamorgan)

Prediction: Kent to win.