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Leicestershire vs Derbyshire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

Grace Road, Leicester, England

89/10 in 15.3

5.74

159/5 in 20.0

7.95
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Leicestershire won the toss and chose to bowl first

Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by 70 runs

Leicestershire eye a strong comeback agaisnt Derbyshire

  • Leicestershire lost their opening game against Durham
  • Last season, Derbyshire failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
  • Leus Du Plooy was the standout performer with the bat for Derbyshire last season.

Expect Leicestershire to register a comfortable win over Derbyshire.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Grace Road, Leicester, England | Toss: To Bat

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WRW
YOR
DUR
NOT
NOR
LAN
DER
WOR
LEI
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
4.356
2
1
0
1
0
3
0.505
2
1
1
0
0
2
0.575
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.342
2
1
1
0
0
2
-3.483
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
-0.15
2
0
2
0
0
0
-0.666
1
0
1
0
0
0
-1.033

Leicestershire will be keen to get back to winning ways when they face Derbyshire in the North Group game of the 2022 T20 Blast competition at Grace Road in Leicester.

In the opening fixture, Leicestershire suffered defeat at the hands of Durham. Skipper Colin Ackermann will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Derbyshire will be keen to put on a decent fight in their opening game against Leicestershire.

There have been 36 meetings between the teams in the history of the competition where Leicestershire have registered nineteen victories. Derbyshire have managed to come out on top on twelve occasions. Five matches have been abandoned.

Leicestershire Preview

The county side will be keen to learn from their mistakes and put in a disciplined performance against Derbyshire.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Hamish Rutherford, Lewis Hill , Aron Lilley, Colin Ackermann, Rishi Patel and Louis Kimber to deliver crucial scores in this contest.

In the previous game, Rishi Patel was the lone warrior with the bat for Leicestershire and finished the innings with the top-score of 40 runs off 31 balls with the help of six fours.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Callum Parkinson, Rehan Ahmed, Naveen Ul Haq, Roman Walker and Ben Mike to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Legspinner Rehan Ahmed was the standout performer with the ball and claimed 2 for 22 in his four overs.

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Colin Ackermann (c), Rishi Patel, Hamish Rutherford, Lewis Hill (wk), Arron Lilley, Louis Kimber, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Roman Walker, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Patel
40
31
6
0
129.03
B Mike
24
16
3
0
150
R Ahmed
18
12
0
2
150
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
R Walker
4.0
0
52
2
13
R Ahmed
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
C Parkinson
4.0
0
28
1
7

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Naveen-ul-Haq, Callum Parkinson, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Hamish Rutherford, Scott Steel, Roman Walker, Ben Mike, Arron Lilley, Rishi Patel, Rehan Ahmed

Derbyshire Preview

The visitors will be keen to pick their full-strength side for their game against Leicestershire. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Leus Du Plooy, Harry Came, Luis Reece and captain Matt Critchley to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 395 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 131.22, Leus Du Plooy finished the competition as the leading run-scorer for Derbyshire last season. Besides du Plooy, Luis Reece accumulated 351 runs in 12 outings at a strike rate of 171.21.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Logan van Beek, Jade Dernbach, George Scrimshaw and Fynn Hudson-Prentice to make crucial breakthroughs.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:

Matt Critchley (captain), Luis Reece, Leus Du Plooy, Harry Came, Tom Wood, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Brooke Guest (wk), Alex Thomson, Logan van Beek, George Scrimshaw, Jade Dernbach.

Derbyshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Guest
54
34
4
3
158.82
M McKiernan
26
15
4
1
173.33
H Came
23
13
4
0
176.92
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Conners
3.0
0
33
3
11
M Watt
4.0
0
45
1
11.25
M McKiernan
4.0
0
21
1
5.25

Derbyshire Actual Playing XI:

Hayden Kerr, Leus du Plooy, Shan Masood, Luis Reece, Mark Watt, Sam Conners, Wayne Madsen, George Scrimshaw, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest, Harry Came

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
6
0 mm.
3.59 k/h
From: WNW
15%
03h
8
0 mm.
3.23 k/h
From: WNW
65%
06h
8
0 mm.
2.82 k/h
From: NW
69%
09h
11
0 mm.
3.02 k/h
From: N
43%
12h
13
0 mm.
2.12 k/h
From: N
63%
15h
13
0 mm.
2.82 k/h
From: NNE
100%
18h
11
0 mm.
2.21 k/h
From: NE
100%
21h
9
0 mm.
2.91 k/h
From: NNE
86%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast for Saturday’s game expected to be clear with no sign of rain, the wicket prepared for the game.

Venue Details

Grace Road in Leicester is going to host the North Group game between Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

Derbyshire will take heart from the fact that they won their last four matches out six played against Leicestershire.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 170 runs. The average first inning score at Grace Road is around 175 runs.

Despite losing their opening fixture, Leicestershire will be clear favorites to win their game against Derbyshire. The home side will be keen to bring their A-game to the table. On the other hand, Derbyshire will be hoping that premier player can come to the party in this contest.

Expect Leicestershire to register a comfortable win over Derbyshire.

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