Home game for the Leicestershire so they have a big advantage in today’s match. The host is sitting in the fourth position in the North group. Leicestershire has consistently performed well in their last three matches as they managed to win all three games.
On the other hand, the visitors Nottingham team is currently at the third on the table. They have played ten matches so far in this tournament and bags four win and lost three matches whereas three matches ended in no result. Both the team has faced each other in this tournament and Leicestershire has won that game by 21 runs.
Leicestershire: Played: 11 Won: 4 Lost 4 NR 3
Nottingham: Played: 10 Won: 4 Lost: 3
There is always a chance of drizzle in today’s forecast just because of the cloudy condition. However, the rain is not expected to interrupt at any point of the game. The last game was called off due to rain on this ground.
The Grace Road in Leicester has witnessed come of high-scoring matches. Anything over 170 might not be easy to chase at this venue. The teams who win the toss would like to bat first
Average first innings score: 200 (T20 Blast matches in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Expected Playing XI:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Tom Moores (WK), Samit Patel, Dan Christian (C), Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter.
Bench: Chris Nash, Jake Ball, Liam P-White.
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Harry Dearden, Lewis Hill (WK), Aadil Ali, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Will Davies, Gavin Griffiths.
Bench: Chris Wright, Neil Dexter, Ben Mike.
Colin Ackermann, Arron Lilley and Daniel Christian are expected to be among the top performers in this game. These players will play vital role in today’s match as they can contribute with the bat as well as with the ball also.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Colin Ackermann, Joe Clarke, Arron Lilley, Alex Hales
Vice-captain Options – Mark Cosgrove, Daniel Christian, Tom Moores
Highest fantasy points getter Colin Ackermann is a safe option for vice-captain.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Joe Clarke (VC), Tom Moores, Lewis Hill
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden, Alex Hales
All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann (C), Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Luke Wood
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Joe Clarke, Harry Swindells
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Ben Duckett, Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden
All-Rounders – Samit Patel, Colin Ackermann
Bowlers – Arron Lilley (VC), Luke Wood, Harry Gurney