Leicestershire will host the Warwickshire in the return fixture of the ongoing T20 Blast in England on Wednesday. The defending champions had won the previous encounter between the two teams by seven wickets and will be hoping to win the away fixture as well. Warwickshire are the fourth position in the North Group after six matches with as many points and will need to keep winning to make it to the knockouts of the competition.
An improved performance is expected from the Jeetan Patel-led side after a tied previous game. Leicestershire, on the other hand, are completely struggling this season. They have won only two matches out of seven so far and are languishing at the second from bottom position. They defeated Worcestershire comfortably in their erstwhile game and will be keen to string a few wins together now.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Leicestershire and Warwickshire at the Grace Road in Leicester.
The match starts at 06:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and on the Fan Code app in India. Home counties might also show on their respective Youtube channel.
The forecast is not so promising for this match. It is expected to rain the whole day in Leicester and there is also prediction of thunderstorm. Interestingly, the things might get clear though after 7 PM. The chances of rain dramatically come down to 1% from 50% and we might get a curtailed game.
Only two matches have been played at the venue this season and the surface has been good for batting. Yorkshire pumelled 255 runs against the home team and big scores in the first innings meant chasing hasn’t been easy. Another flat surface should be on offer for this game as well.
Average first innings score: 206 (In two matches this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 2
Probable Playing XIs
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Swindels, Harry Dearden, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (WK), Aadil Ali, Callum Perkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis.
Bench: Chris Wright, Neil Dexter, Ben Mike.
Dominic Sibley, Michael Burgess (WK), Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Alex Thomson, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel (C), James Wainman, Fidel Edwards.
Bench: Tim Ambrose, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Craig Miles, Ashton Agar, Alex Mellor, Matthew Lamb, Ed Pollock.
Will be updated if there is any injury or if a player is unavailable.
Aaron Lilley has been batting at three or four this season and has bowled maximum two overs in almost every match. He has also picked up a wicket in two or three matches out of those and should be a definite pick in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
His contribution to the team in the last three matches:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Arron Lilley, Sam Hain, Colin Ackermann
Vice-Captain Options: Harry Dearden, Adam Hose, Harry Swindells
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Harry Swindells, Michael Burgess
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove, Dominic Sibley, Sam Hain (VC), Adam Hose
All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann, Callum Perkinson
Bowlers – Arron Lilley (C), Fidel Edwards, Jeetan Patel.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lewis Hill, Michael Burgess (C)
Batsmen – Aadil Ali, Harry Dearden (VC), Sam Hain, Adam Hose
All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann, Calum Perkinson
Bowlers – D Klein, Fidel Edwards, H Brookes.
Harry Swindells and Burgess both open the innings for their respective teams. Having both of them in your team would be beneficial.
Warwickshire are expected to win the game on current form.
*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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