Squad named for Northamptonshire T20
A fifteen man squad has been named for Lancashire Lightning's NatWest T20 Blast clash against Northamptonshire Steelbacks this evening at Emirates Old Trafford.
Lightning won their last NatWest T20 Blast clash against Leicestershire Foxes by 9 wickets (D/L) but were heavily beaten in yesterday's Royal London One-Day Cup clash against Yorkshire.
Lancashire Lightning - Steven Croft (C), Jos Buttler, Karl Brown, Nathan Buck, Jordan Clark, George Edwards, Martin Guptill, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Alviro Petersen, Luke Procter, Neil Wagner
Northamptonshire Steelbacks - Josh Cobb, Adam Rossington+, Ben Duckett, Alex Wakely*, Rob Keogh, Steven Crook, Rob Newton, Graeme White, Richard Gleeson, Mohammad Azharullah, Ben Sanderson, Moin Ashraf, Saif Zaib.
Lancashire Lightning v Northamptonshire Steelbacks
- This match is re-run of the 2015 Blast Final; Lancashire Lightning lifted the trophy after securing a 13 run win.
- Lancashire Lightning have won all three previous home games played against Northamptonshire Steelbacks.
- All seven previous encounters between these sides have been won by the side to have batted first; five wins for Lancashire Lightning and two for the Steelbacks.
- Jos Buttler was the difference when the sides last met in Manchester (June 2014); he smashed 58* off just 26 balls as he helped Lancashire Lightning seal a 53 run win.
How to follow:
A report of the game will be available on the website shortly following the close of play.
There will be full ball-by-ball commentary for this fixture provided by BBC Lancashire - click here to view all county cricket commentaries.