Leicestershire Foxes will host Yorkshire Vikings at the Grace Road as part of the North Group in the T20 Blast 2019 on Tuesday. Both the teams had a similar beginning as their respective first match got washed out without a ball bowled and ended up on the losing side in the second game. Leicestershire were blown away by Fidel Edwards in the game against the Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire) on Sunday.
The Caribbean pacer came to the club on a loan of ten matches and his first over fetched three wickets which include the Leicester openers who bagged golden ducks. They recovered and finished with 115/9 which the hosts chased down with 31 balls to spare. Yorkshire went down in a similar fashion against Derbyshire. Despite a top-order collapse Yorks finished with 164/8 but lost by five wickets.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Leicestershire Foxes and Yorkshire Vikings at the Grace Road in Leicester.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
This match could be streamed live on Leicestershire County Cricket’s YouTube Channel.
The Grace Road in Leicester has recorded totals between 140 and 160 by the team batting first in the last five T20 Blast games. Chasing seems to be easy at this venue as four of those five were won by the teams chasing. The teams batting first won’t compromise for anything less than 170.
Average first innings score: 148 (Last five T20 Blast matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1
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, Chris Wright.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Nicholas Pooran, Harry Brook, Gary Ballance, Jonathan Tattersall (WK), Jordan Thompson, Dom Bess, Duanne Oliver, Josh Poysden.
Bench: Tim Bresnan, Matthew Pillans.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Colin Ackermann in T20 Blast 2018:
With bat – 343 runs from 14 innings at an average of 31.18 with 2 fifties.
With ball – 4 wickets from 5 innings at an average 20.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – David Willey, Colin Ackermann, Adam Lyth, Mark Cosgrove
Vice-captain options – Neil Dexter, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Callum Parkinson, Nicholas Pooran
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jonathan Tattersall
Batsmen – Adam Lyth, Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden
All-Rounders – Jordan Thompson (VC), David Willey, Ben Mike, Colin Ackermann (C)
Bowlers – Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Duanne Oliver
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (VC)
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove, Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-Rounders – David Willey (C), Dom Bess, Colin Ackermann, Jordan Thompson
Bowlers – Chris Wright, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths
Nicholas Pooran batted at No.7 in the previous game and scored only 12 runs. He might not succeed with the bat if his batting position remains the same. It is the reason why we have not picked him in our Suggested Playing XI No.1.
Yorkshire is expected to bounce back with a win against Leicestershire.
*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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