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Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

20 June 2021 | 19:00 | County Ground, Southampton, England
166/7 in 20.0 8.30
200/2 in 20.0 10.00

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

winner Leicestershire won by 34 runs

Will Leicestershire open their point account against Northamptonshire?

  • Ben Sanderson has taken 17 wickets from 14 innings he played for Northamptonshire and is one of the key wicket-takers for the team.
  • Attacking batsman Arron Lilley has scored 374 runs in 14 innings for Leicestershire.
  • In the last five matches between these two teams, Leicestershire managed to win 2 matches and Northamptonshire secured the win in one game. The rest of the 2 games went resultless.

We predict that Northamptonshire will defeat Leicestershire.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Southampton, England
  • Toss: To Bowl


Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Warwickshire 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.03
Yorkshire 5 3 1 0 1 7 1.37
Durham 4 3 0 0 1 7 0.51
Lancashire 6 3 2 0 1 7 -0.072
Worcestershire 5 2 1 1 0 6 -0.507
Nottinghamshire 4 2 1 1 0 5 0.116
Derbyshire 6 2 4 0 0 4 0.04
Northamptonshire 5 0 4 0 0 1 -1.477
Leicestershire 5 0 5 0 0 0 -0.177
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.03 6 4 1 0 1
7 1.37 5 3 1 0 1
7 0.51 4 3 0 0 1
7 -0.072 6 3 2 0 1
6 -0.507 5 2 1 1 0
5 0.116 4 2 1 1 0
4 0.04 6 2 4 0 0
1 -1.477 5 0 4 0 0
0 -0.177 5 0 5 0 0

north vs leic Match Prediction & Analysis

Northamptonshire will face Leicestershire in the Vitality Blast T20 cup on 20th June at County Ground. Both teams are struggling this season and haven’t opened their point account yet. Northamptonshire lost all 4 matches they played this season and are at the bottom of the table in the north group whereas Leicestershire also lost all 5 matches they played and with 0 points in hand they are just above Northamptonshire in the same group. This is the must-win game for both teams as both haven’t performed well according to the squad strengths. It will be a treat to watch who will open their point account first on 20th June.

Teams Preview

Northamptonshire Preview

It’s been one of the toughest seasons this year for Northamptonshire as they have not won a single game so far in the 4 matches they played. With all defeats in played matches, they are at the bottom of the table in the north group with no hopes for playing the knockout stage. After struggling with the bat in the first match against Worcestershire during a chase of 184 runs, they made a strong comeback in chasing 215 runs against Nottinghamshire. But unfortunately, they fell 14 runs short in that run chase and lost their second consecutive game. Josh Cobb’s 62 from 32 balls went into vain in that run chase.

Again in the next two matches, the team batting collapsed terribly. While playing against Birmingham Bears, the team got all out on just 115 runs during the chase of 171 runs and against Derbyshire, they managed to put 141 runs on the board which was successfully chased down by Derbyshire to win the game by 5 wickets. Batting remained the main concern for this team in the current season. They have lost their 2 games because of the failure of the middle order during run chases. They will try to work on that issue against Leicestershire in this next game at County ground.

Key players for Northamptonshire: Richard Levi, Adam Rossington, Ben Sanderson, Wayne Parnell

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

Richard Levi, Adam Rossington(c/wk), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Mohammad Nabi, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Graeme White, Tom Taylor, Wayne Parnell, Nathon Buck, Ben Sanderson.

Northamptonshire Actual Playing XI:

Saif Zaib, Ben Sanderson, Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Graeme White, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Wayne Parnell, Tom Taylor, Nathan Buck, Adam Rossington, Mohammad Nabi

Leicestershire Preview

Leicestershire will try to win their first game against Northamptonshire as they have lost all five matches they played and currently they are bottom of the table in the north group with 0 points in 5 matches. They are out of the race to qualify for the playoffs stage. Leicestershire have lost 4 out of 5 matches while chasing the target. In the first two matches against Lancashire and Derbyshire, they failed to chase down 173 and 210 runs respectively. In the next match against Durham, they failed to set up a good score on the board and Durham chased down the target of 169 runs easily.

Bowlers of the team have been quite expensive this season. They have conceded an average score of 190 plus in this season. These expensive bowling spells lead them to chase down the high targets which they have failed to chase down. They have also conceded 240 runs in 20 overs against Yorkshire. The overall team is looking good but couldn’t manage to bowl an economical spell and also failed to perform well in the lower order batting during run chases. They will try to execute those things against Northamptonshire to clinch the first victory of the season on 20th June.

Key players for Leicestershire: Josh Inglis(wk), Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann, Callum Parkinson

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Inglis(wk), Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann(c), Rishi Patel, Lewis Hill, Scott Steel, Louis Kimber, Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ed Barnes.

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Steel 46 38 4 0 121.05
R Patel 30 25 3 1 120
L Hill 26 20 3 0 130
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Mike 2.0 0 22 4 11
N 4.0 0 20 2 5
C Parkinson 4.0 0 32 1 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Mike 2.0 0 22 4 11
N 4.0 0 20 2 5
C Parkinson 4.0 0 32 1 8

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Naveen-ul-Haq, Gavin Griffiths, Callum Parkinson, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Scott Steel, Josh Inglis, Ben Mike, Louis Kimber, Arron Lilley, Rishi Patel

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 7.98 mm. 2.79 k/h From: NE 100%
03h 14 12.88 mm. 3.64 k/h From: NE 100%
06h 13 0.13 mm. 2.31 k/h From: NE 100%
09h 15 0 mm. 1.29 k/h From: WSW 100%
12h 16 0.22 mm. 0.94 k/h From: W 100%
15h 17 0.30 mm. 1.88 k/h From: NNE 96%
18h 16 0.29 mm. 3.88 k/h From: NE 96%
21h 14 0 mm. 5.7 k/h From: NE 100%

Weather Conditions

The weather is rainy on the 20th of June, with an 80-90% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 17°C - 11°C range.

Venue Details

County Ground from Northamptonshire will host this match. This ground is a home ground for Northamptonshire and has a capacity of 6500 and has conducted just two international games so far.

Toss: To Bowl

This ground has conducted just 2 ODI matches so far but hasn’t conducted any T20Is. This ground is mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast and County Championship. The pith is in favour of batsmen and it’s easy to chase down the targets on this ground. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to ball first.

NORTH vs LEIC Winning Prediction

Both teams haven’t performed well this season and haven’t won any game so far this year. Northamptonshire have a good batting lineup but they are struggling with their middle-order batting as well as the bowling side. Bowlers were not on the mark and had a tough season so far. On the other hand, Leicestershire are also in a search of a first win but they have not executed their plans well and have issues in lower-order batting. They have also conceded more runs in death overs which is the main concern for this team. If we compare both teams, Northamptonshire will come up as victorious against Leicestershire in this game.

We predict that Northamptonshire will defeat Leicestershire.

Author: Manish Khorgade