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Lancs seek to bounce back

Lancashire Lightning will look to respond from their NatWest T20 Blast Roses defeat to Yorkshire Vikings last week when they face Leicestershire Foxes tomorrow at Emirates Old Trafford.

The Lightning lost to their great rivals by five wickets in an incident-packed encounter which saw them deducted six runs due to a slow over-rate.

And the Red Rose will still be unable to call on Andrew Flintoff, who is still not ready to make his comeback from retirement, so will continue to rely on the scorching form of all-rounder Tom Smith.

Lancashire’s Alex Davies said: “We do enjoy playing at Emirates Old Trafford. We know the pitch and our game plan, and we are hard to beat at home. I'm pretty sure we'll bounce back against Leicester and do the business."

Leicestershire have problems in the bowling department.

Charlie Shreck and Nathan Buck are on the way back from injuries which kept them out of their LV= County Championship Division Two defeat to Derbyshire and may not be risked.

Alex Wyatt picked up an ankle injury in that game and is unlikely to play.

The Foxes will be relying on Josh Cobb at the top of the order to add to his 144 runs in the competition so far.

* Lancashire’s defeat against Yorkshire ended a run of seven consecutive Twenty20 games involving the Red Rose being won by the team that batted first.

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