The Warwickshire and Lancashire team will lock horns in the Final of English County Championship 2021. The Warwickshire team have the presence of players like Dominic Sibley and Sam Hain. While, the Lancashire team have Josh Bohannon and Alex Davies in their ranks. The leader of the Warwickshire team is Will Rhodes, and Lancashire have Dane Vilas as their captain.
Both the team secured a confidence boosting victory in their last league match to qualify for the finals of the tournament. The Warwickshire team secured 2 wins in 4 matches of Division 1, and Lancashire too had same win but with a lower net run-rate. It will be a test of patience and skills in the most crucial match of the tournament.
This will be the Final of the English Test County Championship 2021, and the match is set to be played at Lord’s, London. In their last meeting in the league matches, the match between both the teams were drawn and we have an amazing match on our hands. The both teams have quality players with a mix of youngsters and experienced players in their ranks.
Fixture Name: Final
Competition: English Test County Championship 2021
Date: 28 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
WAS(recent last): W W L
LAN(recent last): W W L
Venue: Lord’s, London
Pitch Report: The match between WAS and LAN will be played at Lord’s, London. In this season, the pitch has been favourable for the pace bowlers throughout the duration of the match. There have been minor cases, when the batters had an edge over the bowlers with new red-cherry. The average score in the 1st innings is 200, and it is expected that the batters will have a hard time scoring runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Worcestershire 171/10 & 119/10 won by 101 runs against Middlesex 144 & 247 in English Test County Championship 2021.
The both teams have been impressive in the tournament and will be upbeat to perform well in this fixture. The 6 players from Warwickshire, and 5 players from Lancashire are chosen in the team. The captain pick will be Sam Hain who has been one of the most consistent run-scorers, while the vice-captain can be Josh Bohannon who has been quite impressive with the bat as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Alex Davies
BATSMEN:Josh Bohannon, Sam Hain, Keaton Jennings, Dominic Sibley
ALL-ROUNDERS: Will Rhodes, Matthew Lamb
BOWLERS: Tom Bailey, Matthew Parkinson, Danny Briggs, Liam Norwell
The Warwickshire team is expected to win this fixture due to the better batting talent in the team. Along with the experienced batters, they have a bowling attack which has been successful to dismiss the opposition for quite low scores in this season. While, the Lancashire team will look to perform well as a whole unit to secure a crucial victory in the finals of the tournament.
The Warwickshire team won their last match by 118 runs to secure their place in the finals of the tournament. The team produced impressive performances in the batting department, and the bowlers did it in the second half to bundle out the opposition for a low score. The top picks for this match will be batter Sam Hain and captain Will Rhodes.
The most talented batsman of the Warwickshire team has been consistent in scoring runs across all the formats. He has the ability to play responsible innings in crucial situations and has a proven track record of winning the matches for the team. In the last match, Hain scored 83 runs and helped the team to give the team an edge which ultimately won the match. In 14 matches, Sam has accumulated 826 runs and is the best pick.
The captain of the Warwickshire team will look to provide valuable contributions in both the departments of the game. In both the innings of the last test match, Will Rhodes was terrific with a half century and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. In this season, Will has scored 633 runs and has scalped 26 wickets and will be the most vital player for Warwickshire.
Captain: Will Rhodes
Wicket-keeper: Michael Burgess
Possible Top Four: Robert Yates, Dominic Sibley, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes
Pace Bowlers:Liam Norwell, Tim Bresnan, Craig Miles
Spin Bowlers: Danny Briggs
WAS Playing 11 (likely)
The Lancashire secured a thrilling victory in their last match against Hampshire by 1 wicket. It was a very good effort from the bowlers in both the innings, and the batters pulled off a good victory. The best performers for the team were Tom Bailey and George Balderson. While, the top picks from the team for this match will be Josh and Tom.
One of the most experienced players in the County Cricket, Josh has been quite terrific in this season with his contribution in the middle-order. In 14 matches, he has scored 853 runs at a fantastic average of 53.31 and will play a main role in shaping the success story of the Lancashire team by securing victory in the most crucial match of this season.
The prolific bowler will be one of the best picks for this match due to his ability to use the conditions well and take wickets in a consistent manner. In the last match, he took a total of 9 wickets to dent the opposition and will be critical to the team in this fixture. In 12 matches, Tom has scalped a total of 50 wickets with an average of 16.86.
Captain: Dane Vilas
Wicket-keeper: Alex Davies
Possible Top Four: Alex Davies, George Balderson, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon
Possible Opening Bowlers: Tom Bailey, Luke Wood, Jack Blatherwick
Spin Bowlers: Matthew Parkinson
The X-factors for LAN team would be Matthew Parkinson who has been an impressive player in the white-ball cricket and his performance in the last game would keep him confident.
LAN Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Warwickshire vs Lancashire English County Championship 2021 Live score and streaming on Fancode and YouTube. All the news updates related to the English County Championship2021 will be available on the England Cricket Board website. While, the English County Championship 2021 stats can be viewed on the third-party websites. The photo updates of the practice session and Playing 11 can be viewed on each team’s respective official Twitter account.
The WAS vs LAN match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as none of the channels have television rights to telecast English County Championship 2021. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode and YouTube app. The crowd will be allowed in the stadium due to the easing restrictions of the UK Government.