Essex had defeated Lancashire three times in the last four games, and it will make the hosts confident and strong. Essex has a good record at home, and they lost only once at Chelmsford in the last seven games. Lancashire’s bowling attack struggled in the last game, and this will be a challenge for the side. LANCS vs ESSEX is going to be an interesting match.
LANCS vs ESSEX team and composition
We are in the second round of games at the County Championship Division One 2023, and Essex will take on Lancashire in the 7th game. Essex plays at home, and they made a good start to the season, defeating Middlesex. Lancashire made a powerful comeback in the last game and held Surrey to a draw.
Essex has dominated Lancashire in the last few seasons, winning three out of the four games between them. They play at home, and the team has enjoyed a good record at this surface in the previous few years. Lancashire won the last game between the two teams here, and it will be fun to see if they can repeat the performance from previous year.
11 playing for essex
Tom Westley (c), Nick Browne, Alastair Cook, Daniel Lawrence, Matthew Critchley, Simon Harmer, Adam Rossington (WK), Shane Snater, Ben Allison, Sam Cook, Jamie Porter.
squad for lancs
Keaton Jennings (c), Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Tom Bailey, George Bell (wk), Will Williams, Matt Parkinson, Dane Vilas, Luke Wood, Colin de Grandhomme.
preview for essex in LANCS vs ESSEX
Tom Westley will feel proud heading into this home game. They began the season well, defeating Middlesex in the last game by 97 runs. It was a great effort from their bowling team in the last game. Westley will expect a better show from his batsmen, as they stumbled in the last game and didn’t build partnerships.
Nick Browne and Alastair Cook got starts in the last game, and the side would like to see them turn them into a big score. Daniel Lawrence scored a hundred and will look to build partnerships in this game with Westley and Matthew Critchley. The side bats deep, and they shall expect runs from Adam Rossington and Simon Harmer.
The bowlers will be strong after their uses in the last game. New ball bowlers Jamie Porter and Sam Cook had a great game, and they must strike early for the side to feel confident. Shane Snater, Ben Allison, and Harmer also did well and must deliver a strong performance in the supporting side.
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