Durham v Lancashire predictions and cricket betting tips: Rely on home opener
Bedingham to take the fight to the Lightning
Free cricket tips, best bets and analysis for Durham v Lancashire Lightning in the T20 Blast on Thursday.
Where to watch
Sky Sports Cricket, 7pm Thursday
David Bedingham top Durham runscorer
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Durham have won two of their first three T20 Blast matches this season and hope to welcome back England all-rounder Ben Stokes from injury but they are 6-4 outsiders for a home win over Lancashire.
The Lightning have won three of their four games thanks to their imposing top order. Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies and New Zealand youngster Finn Allen have all won man-of-the-match awards, while Jos Buttler top-scored with 55 in their sole defeat to Worcestershire.
Lancashire look short enough in the match betting and Durham dangerman David Bedingham can continue his prolific runscoring form.
The South African is the leading batsman in the County Championship, averaging 71.54 this season, but he is also a threat in Twenty20 cricket, scoring 38 off 19 balls against Leicestershire and 65 off 42 against holders Nottinghamshire in his last two innings.
In the South Group, two teams with three wins out of three meet at The Oval where Surrey are 8-13 to defeat in-form Sussex.
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