Leicestershire has had a disastrous outing in the 2019 T20 Blast. The Colin Ackermann-captained team is the current cellar dwellers in the points table of the North Ground. Their Net Run Rate of -2.741 also suggests their everlasting travails in the T20 championship. After ceasing their three-match losing streak, the team defeated Nottinghamshire by 21 runs in a rain-curtailed encounter.
However, the eight-wicket loss to Durham meant that Leicestershire couldn’t make their way up from the bottom. Their next contest is versus Worcestershire, who has the chance of toppling Lancashire to the top. Barring their 21-run defeat to Lancashire, Callum Ferguson & Co haven’t faced much trouble. Having won their last three games, Worcestershire is looking in good shape.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Worcestershire and Leicestershire at the New Road in Worcester.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and on the Fan Code app in India.
The toss is expected to be a crucial factor in the game as all the three games in the tournament were won by the chasing teams. In all the three instances, the home team, Worcestershire, came out trumps. Winning the toss and electing to field first should be the way forward.
Average first innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Probable Playing XIs:
Riki Wessels, Martin Guptill, Callum Ferguson (C), Wayne Parnell, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, George Rhodes, Dillon Pennington, Pat Brown
Bench- Jack Haynes, Brett DOliviera, Ben Twohig, Thomas Charles Fell, Adam Finch, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, George Scrimshaw, Olly Westbury, Joshua Dell
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill, Harry Dearden, Aadil Ali, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis
Bench- Neil Dexter, Ben Mike, Chris Wright
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Riki Wessels, Martin Guptill, Mark Cosgrove
Vice-captain Options – Wayne Parnell, Colin Ackermann, Callum Parkinson
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Lewis Hill
Batsmen – Riki Wessels (C), Martin Guptill, Mark Cosgrove, Callum Ferguson
All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell (VC), Colin Ackermann, Callum Parkinson
Bowlers – Pat Brown, Dillon Pennington, Arron Lilley
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Harry Swindells, Ben Cox
Batsmen – Ross Whiteley, Martin Guptill (C), Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden
All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell, Colin Ackermann (VC)
Bowlers – George Rhodes, Dillon Pennington, Arron Lilley
One can make a Worcestershire batter captain or vice-captain since the Leicestershire bowling isn’t into the greatest of form.
Worcestershire is most likely to win the encounter.
*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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