The Grace Road in Leicestershire will play host to the upcoming T20 Blast 2019 game between Leicestershire and Durham. Thus far in the tournament, it has been a difficult path for both these sides. They are placed in the second half of the points table at the moment and will look to advance forward when they play the next few matches.
The 72-run loss to Lancashire in the last encounter would have hurt Durham’s confidence. They need to reconsider their strategies and come back strong for the next game. Leicestershire, on the other hand, played three games out of which one was washed out. The team lost the remaining two games and is still searching for its first victory in this edition of the tournament.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Leicestershire and Durham at the Grace Road in Leicestershire.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
The Grace Road in Leicester witnessed scores between 140 and 160 during the last five T20 Blast in 2018. However, Yorkshire posted a record 255/2 earlier this week which changes the expectations over the track. The home team also crossed the 200-run mark in that game and a record total of 31 maximums were hit by both the sides.
Average first innings score: 166 (Last six T20 Blast matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XIs:
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden, Neil Dexter, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (WK), Ben Mike, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths/Aadil Ali, Chris Wright.
D’Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Stuart Poynter (WK), Liam Trevaskis, Alex Lees, Jack Burnham, Matthew Potts, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington.
Bench: Ryan Pringle, Chris Rushworth.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
D’Arcy Short in last 20 matches in the T20 format:
With bat – 798 in 20 innings at an average of 46.94 with help of 14 scores of 30+ including six fifties
With ball – 14 wickets from 19 innings at an average of 28.14
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – D’Arcy Short, Colin Ackermann, Ben Raine, Mark Cosgrove
Vice-captain options – Neil Dexter, Graham Clark, Callum Parkinson, Alex Lees
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Lewis Hill
Batsmen – Graham Clark, Mark Cosgrove, Scott Steel
All-Rounders – D’Arcy Short (VC), Callum Parkinson, Ben Raine, Colin Ackermann (VC)
Bowlers – Aaron Lilley, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Potts
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Lewis Hill
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove (VC), Graham Clark, Scott Steel (C), Harry Dearden
All-Rounders – Ben Raine, Colin Ackermann, D’Arcy Short
Bowlers – Aaron Lilley, Dieter Klein, Nathan Rimmington
Leicestershire dropped Gavin Griffiths for Aadil Ali in the previous match for an extra batsman. In the absence of an extra bowler, the home side ended up conceding 255/2 to Yorkshire. They are expected to swap the change in the game against Durham.
Leicestershire is expected to come out safe in a tough battle between them and Durham.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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