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

Grace Road, Leicester, England

214/6 in 20.0

10.70

213/7 in 20.0

10.65
SCORECARD

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

Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire by 1 runs

Host Leicestershire aim to continue their excellent form against inconsistent Northamptonshire

  • Leicestershire registered a comprehensive win over Nottinghamshire in a game played at Nottingham.
  • Naveen Ul Haq, Ben Mike and Lewis Hill put in excellent performances for Leicestershire.
  • Northamptonshire lost their match against Yorkshire.

Expect Leicestershire to beat Northamptonshire by a close margin.

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

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Name
WRW
DER
LAN
YOR
NOR
LEI
NOT
DUR
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
12
8
4
0
0
16
1.316
13
8
5
0
0
16
0.022
12
7
3
1
1
16
0.623
12
7
4
1
0
15
1.162
13
6
5
0
1
14
-0.042
12
6
6
0
0
12
-0.192
12
5
6
0
1
11
-0.171
12
3
8
0
1
7
-0.583
12
1
10
0
0
3
-2.2

Host Leicestershire will be looking to continue their excellent form when they take on Northamptonshire in the North Group game of the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast competition played at Grace Road in Leicester.

In the previous match, Leicestershire registered a dominant 47-run win over Nottinghamshire, courtesy splendid performances from Lewis Hill, Naveen Ul Haq and Ben Mike. The county side have registered three victories on the trot and will be looking to extend their winning streak against Northamptonshire.

On the other hand, Northamptonshire were completely outclassed by Yorkshire in a game played at Northampton. With this result, Northamptonshire are lying in the bottom half of the table with 14 points to their name after 13 matches played in the competition.

In a game played earlier this season at Northampton, Northamptonshire registered a comprehensive 42-run win over Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Preview

With six wins and six losses, Leicestershire are lying in the bottom half of the league table. The team management will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this home fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be on the likes of Colin Ackermann, Lewis Hill, Nicky Welch, AM Lilley, Wiann Mulder and Rishi Patel to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Lewis Hill played well for Leicestershire and finished the innings with the top-score of 39 off 24 balls with the help of four fours and one six. Besides Lewis Hill, Ben Mike, Wiann Mulder and A Lilley produced scores of 29, 27 and 23 runs respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Naveen Ul Haq, Callum Parkinson, Ben Mike and Rehan Ahmed to deliver timely breakthroughs in this fixture.

In the previous match, pacer Naveen Ul Haq was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 4 for 24 in 3.4 overs. Besides Naveen, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed and Callum Parkinson bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Nick Welch, Harry Swindells (wk), Rishi Patel, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (c), Wiaan Mulder, Lewis Hill, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-Ul-Haq

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
L Hill
39
26
4
1
150
B Mike
29
12
1
3
241.67
W Mulder
27
19
1
1
142.11
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
N
3.4
0
24
4
6.55
C Parkinson
4.0
0
21
2
5.25
B Mike
4.0
0
26
2
6.5

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Callum Parkinson, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Wiaan Mulder, Nick Welch, Ben Mike, Naveen-ul-Haq, Louis Kimber, Arron Lilley, Rishi Patel, Rehan Ahmed

Northamptonshire Preview

The visitors will be looking to learn from their mistakes and put in an improved performance in this fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Saif Zaib, Joshua Cobb, Chris Lynn, Ben Curran and Rob Keogh to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 448 runs in 10 innings, Chris Lynn is the leading the batting charts for Northamptonshire this season. He has scored two centuries and three half-centuries for Northamptonshire and will be keen to deliver a notable score against Leicestershire.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Joshua Cobb, Nathan Buck and Tom Taylor to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous game, left-arm orthodox, Graeme White, was the standout player with the ball in hand for Leicestershire and claimed 3 for 30 in his four overs.

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ben Curran, Chris Lynn, Joshua Cobb (c), Saif Zaib, Rob Keogh, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson

Northamptonshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Neesham
26
13
2
2
200
N Buck
19
11
1
2
172.73
R Keogh
17
14
2
0
121.43
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
G White
4.0
0
30
3
7.5
J Cobb
4.0
0
16
1
4
B Sanderson
4.0
0
47
1
11.75

Northamptonshire Actual Playing XI:

Rob Keogh, Tom Taylor, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich, Saif Zaib, Josh Cobb, Graeme White, Chris Lynn, Lewis McManus, Ben Curran, James Neesham

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
03h
12
0.52 mm.
2.85 k/h
From: WSW
99%
06h
12
0 mm.
3.23 k/h
From: WSW
98%
09h
15
0.10 mm.
4.5 k/h
From: WSW
64%
12h
19
0.59 mm.
5.7 k/h
From: WSW
71%
15h
20
1.00 mm.
7.01 k/h
From: SW
87%
18h
18
0.16 mm.
5.69 k/h
From: WSW
74%
21h
13
0 mm.
3.89 k/h
From: SSW
11%

Weather Conditions

The wicket will provide assistance to bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is going to be sunny intervals with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Grace Road in Leicester is going to host the North Group game of the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The home side will take heart from the fact that they won their previous game at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 135 runs. The last three matches played at Leicester have been won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Leicestershire will be favorites to win their game against Northamptonshire. With likes of Naveen Ul Haq, Ben Mike and Callum Parkinson in excellent form this season, Leicestershire will be looking to deliver a clinical bowling performance in this home fixture.

Expect Leicestershire to beat Northamptonshire by a close margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.