LNS vs WEF: A team that’s second on the table takes on a team that is at the bottom and most likely out of contention for the next round. WEF still haven’t got a win after five games and are looking straight down the barrel. They’ve had their share of struggles but with a lot of promising youngsters in their squad they will be confident of doing well in the future games. Tom Banton remains a doubtful starter. The team though is full of young players, who could be real match-winners in a couple seasons. The loss of Jonny Bairstow has hurt but WEF will hope to finish with a blast as they move try gaining confidence for upcoming seasons.
LNS are in a commanding position. They have a settled unit but will have to battle with the absence of Kieron Pollard. Pollard will be on his way to the CPL, leaving a small hole in what is a monstrous middle-order. The team still has some nice backups and they should be able to cover for him pretty well.
Played- 1 | WEF- 1 | LNS- 0 | No Result- 0
Match: LNS vs WEF
Date: 24th August 2022
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Lords, London
The evening is nice warm and clear for the LNS vs WEF fixture.
The conditions at Lords are pretty well known to most. The slope gives some uneven bounce and batting their can be challenging at times. Batting first will be a better option with big boundaries and uneven bounce.
Tom Banton, Joe Clarke, Sam Hain, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Josh Cobb, Jacob Bethell, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Noor Ahmed, Adam Zampa
Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Ben McDermott, Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Riley Meredith, Jordan Thompson, Brad Wheal, Chris Wood.
Joe Clarke has not had the greatest of seasons both here and in the other domestic competitions. He is a talented wicket-keeper and opener who has decent credentials from previous seasons. This season though, his side is missing him and now with Tom Banton out they will need Joe Clarke to provide them momentum at the top badly.
Kieron Pollard has been in decent touch this year. He is batting with his explosive flair and is doing a decent job when he gets a chance to bowl as well. He will not be around for long though in the Hundred and with a game or two left, LNS will want to make the most of his presence.
LNS are clear favorites for the upcoming game. With WEF missing players and short on experience, LNS are way ahead and should consolidate their position in the top two.