DER vs LAN Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 20, 2023

DER vs LAN Match Prediction - May 20, 2023

Tournament: T20 Blast, 2023.

Date: May 20, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England.

Time: 13:30

The Vitality T20 Blast for the 2023 season starts on Saturday with a cracker of a game between Lancashire and Derbyshire. The two sides will clash on 20th May at the famous venue of Edgbaston, Birmingham. Let's look at the match prediction, betting tips, and pitch report for this game.

Derbyshire vs Lancashire Head-To-Head

Lancashire holds the edge against Derbyshire in the head-to-head between the two counties. These teams have played 35 matches against each other and Lancashire has won 22 matches out of them. Derbyshire has won 13 matches. These teams met each other a couple of times in the 2022 version of the T20 Blast and shared the spoils.

Derbyshire vs Lancashire Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live broadcast of the Vitality T20 Blast for the 2023 season will be available on the TV channels of Sony Sports Network. You can watch the live streaming of the competition on the SonyLiv website and app.

DER vs LAN Team Previews


Derbyshire made a good start to their Vitality Blast campaign last year registering a couple of wins and a single loss from their first 3 matches. But they lost their next 3 games to find themselves short of their target of reaching the last four stages of the competition. But unlike their opponents in this game, Derbyshire succeeded in winning 7 out of their remaining fixtures in the league stages. This meant they set a quarterfinal clash with Somerset. They lost this by a massive margin of 191 runs.

However, the Derbyshire team is entering this game on the back of a decent season last year. They ended the group stages of the competition on level points with the Lancashire outfit. During the season, they went on an impressive run of 7 victories from 8 matches that confirmed their position in the knockout stages. After a heavy defeat against Somerset in the quarterfinals their season was over and done with. They had to chase a massive total of 265 runs in this game. This pressure was too much as they crashed to 74 all out.

One of the top batters in the competition for Derbyshire is likely to be Wayne Madsen. Although their season ended on a low note, Wayne Madsen played well even in that game. He was one of the more consistent batters for Derbyshire during the last season as he ended the year scoring 498 runs with an average of 38.31. He hit one hundred and 2 fifties during the season and scored runs at an average of 164.90. the top bowler for Derbyshire last year was George Scrimshaw who picked up 23 scalps. He did pick up 4 wickets against Lancashire in the couple of games against them although he was a bit expensive in the process.

Derbyshire Playing 11

Haider Ali, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Anuj Dal, Aneurin Donald, Matt McKiernan, Zak Chappell, Mark Watt, George Scrimshaw, Zaman Khan.


Lancashire made a great start to their campaign last year by winning 6 out of their last 7 games. The opening match they played against Yorkshire was one of the better games played in the competition and it ended in a tie. After this wonderful start to their campaign, they were expected to move on with the momentum and provide a great finish to their campaign. But they managed just a couple of wins in their last 7 games. This allowed them to finish in a second spot on the points table together with Derbyshire.

Although they had to endure a disappointing end to their campaign in the league stages, they succeeded in putting behind the series of losses to beat Essex first and Yorkshire next en route to the final of the competition. Hawks set a target of 152 runs in the finals. Lancashire required 11 runs from the last over and they had a couple of new batters to the crease. The Hawks bowler Nathan Ellis managed to hold onto his nerves to bowl an excellent last over and the Hawks registered a famous win. The loss was nerve-wracking for Lancashire as this match was well within their reach but they fell short by a whisker.

Lancashire had a terrific campaign last year as they ended up in 2nd position on the points table with 8 victories from 14 matches. They entered the finals by registering back-to-back wins over Essex and Yorkshire. However, they lost the final to Hampshire when they could chase a modest total of 152 runs. Steven Croft had a terrific campaign last year. He takes a bit of time for settling down and it was observed that he failed to convert the starts into big scores. He also did well against Derbyshire last season.

Lancashire Playing 11

George Bell, Luke Wells, Steven Croft, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Rob Jones, Tom Hartley, Luke Wood, Tom Bailey, Danny Lamb, Matthew Parkinson.

DER vs LAN Toss Prediction

The venue for this game is Edgbaston. We have seen eleven games being played at this venue. The team batting first has managed to win 7 out of these 11 games. This might be a significant stat in favor of batting first on this ground. During a couple of matches played between the two sides, both matches were won by the team batting first. So, all-in-all the skipper that wins the toss will opt to bat first on this surface.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

It is expected that we will get a clear sky for the game and there are no chances of any showers during the match. This makes it a perfect opportunity to enjoy a great day out watching cricket for the enthusiasts. The maximum temperature during the game is expected to be close to 19 degrees in Edgbaston and this temperature might get as low as 8 degrees.

The surface on offer at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham is famous for being batting-friendly. The wicket will offer a lot of assistance to the batters. However, it is a neutral surface with excellent pace and bounce. This is helpful not only for fast bowlers but also for stroke players. In general, the wicket is a flat one and batsmen can play big shots. 

DER vs LAN Betting Tips

Both these teams did well in the previous version of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022. They finished in second and third position in the North Group and succeeded in making it to the knockout stage of the competition. Both these sides will be keen to make a good start to their campaign this year and record a win. This is likely to be a cracker of a match but we reckon Lancashire is more likely to win the game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Steven Croft to score more than 23 runs in the fixture.



Steven Croft had a good T20 blast in 2022. You can bet on him to do well again this year as he is in good nick.

  1. 10CRIC


    Lancashire to score more than 79 runs from their first over.



Lancashire has a strong top-order batting line-up. You can expect them to score more than 79 runs in their first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Derbyshire to score more than 5 runs in their first over of the innings.



Derbyshire opening batters are quite capable of scoring more than 5 runs in the first over itself. They did a fair job last year and can get off to a flyer again.

Today Match Prediction

Lancashire To Win the Match, 1.65

Bet Tip Here

Who will win DER vs LAN

Derbyshire 54.76% (46)
Lancashire 45.24% (38)
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