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Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire, free match prediction 01 Oct 2020

01 Oct 2020 | 22:30 | Trent Bridge, Nottingham
139/7 in 20.0 6.95
139/7 in 20.0 6.95

Nottinghamshire Vs Leicestershire betting odds

NOTTS

1.30

LEIC

3.25

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

winner Match drawn

Man of the Match: Samit Patel

Vitality T20 Blast: Confident Notts face slippery Leicestershire

  • Notts lost only once in the group stages, winning seven and enduring two no-results
  • The head-to-head record in the group stages between the teams is 1-1
  • Nottingamshire are unbeaten at home this season

Hosts Nottinghamshire are too strong to lose this fixture!

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Toss: To Bat

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 10 7 1 0 2 16 1.315
Lancashire 9 5 2 0 1 12 -0.25
Leicestershire 10 4 3 0 2 11 -0.18
Yorkshire 10 3 5 0 2 8 0.29
Durham 9 3 5 0 1 7 0.421
Derbyshire 10 1 7 0 2 4 -1.583
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 1.315 10 7 1 0 2
12 -0.25 9 5 2 0 1
11 -0.18 10 4 3 0 2
8 0.29 10 3 5 0 2
7 0.421 9 3 5 0 1
4 -1.583 10 1 7 0 2
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Match Preview

It’s showtime in the Vitality Blast 2020 with the knockout stages about to commence. In the first quarterfinal, we have Nottinghamshire taking on Leicestershire. Both the North Group teams faced each other twice in the league stages, hitting a deadlock of 1-1. What was interesting to see is that the home teams won in those matches. And this game is a home encounter for the Notts by virtue of topping the group and that will give them the advantage, to begin with, given that they have won all their home games this season.

But Leicestershire have shown that they can be spunky and their ability to punch above their weight makes them an unpredictable candidate, the kind that you would want to be wary of in a knockout contest. On paper, the Notts are miles ahead with enviable batting firepower and depth, but if the Leics can chip in collectively and not buckle down under pressure, this could be a tight contest. The Notts’ run ended in the semifinals last year and they would want to go all the way this time around. The quarterfinal is the first step.

Teams Preview

Nottinghamshire Preview

Six wins out of six games – that’s their home record this season and they must be delighted at getting a home quarterfinal. It’s obvious that the conditions at Trent Bridge suit the Notts’ playing style. After all, that’s what home advantage is about, isn’t it? An explosive batting unit that bat deep is their USP and it’s not a surprise that they prefer to chase. No total is safe against them and on numerous occasions this season, they have made a mockery of supposedly tough run chases.

The flip side though, is that they haven’t batted first a lot and while they did win two games, their only loss also came while defending a score. This is one thing that the Notts could be slightly bothered about, particularly if they are put into bat in this contest. However, runs on the board do matter in a knockout game, and with the Notts being a winning team, they shouldn’t ideally be concerned about these things. It’s still the only minor chink in their armour. The bowling isn’t intimidating but they are all smart operators who know how to get the job done.

 

Nottinghamshire Predicted Playing XI:

A Hales, C Nash, J Clarke, B Duckett, D Christian(c), T Moores(wk), S Mullaney, S Patel, I Wasim, J Ball, M Carter

Nottinghamshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Duckett 29 26 3 0 111.54
S Wasim 26 24 0 2 108.33
T Moores 24 18 3 1 133.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Ball 2.1 0 7 2 3.23
S Wasim 3.0 0 24 2 8
M Carter 4.0 0 40 1 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Ball 2.1 0 7 2 3.23
S Wasim 3.0 0 24 2 8
M Carter 4.0 0 40 1 10

Nottinghamshire Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Steven Mullaney, Tom Moores, Matthew Carter, SI Wasim, Joe Clarke, Chris Nash, Ben Duckett, Samit Patel, Jake Ball, DT Christian

Leicestershire Preview

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Leics but they managed to just about scrape through to the quarterfinals. From here on, it’s anybody’s game and they know it. In terms of team strength, there isn’t a lot to write home about, but Leicestershire does a lot of fighters in their squad. The ones who can overcome limitations with determination and that seems to be the hallmark of their side. Skipper Colin Ackermann, Aaron Lilley and Gareth Delany are the big three in terms of match-winning impact, and their fortunes will depend heavily on how the trio fare.

But they are a collectively-performing unit, and that’s been visible in their victories. In order to overcome a marauding Notts side in their own den, Leics will have no margin for error and will need to be at their absolute best. Especially the bowlers who shall have their task cut out. While putting the opponents in seems their best chance of winning, given Nott’s chasing prowess, it could also be a dicey affair in a knockout game.

 

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

N Welch, G Delany, A Lilley, C Ackermann(c), H Dearden, H Swindells(wk), L Hill, C Parkinson, D Klein, W Davis, G Griffiths

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Lilley 49 41 3 2 119.51
N Welch 43 36 1 4 119.44
C Ackermann 29 28 2 0 103.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Ackermann 4.0 0 18 3 4.5
D Klein 4.0 0 22 1 5.5
G Griffiths 3.0 0 16 1 5.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Ackermann 4.0 0 18 3 4.5
D Klein 4.0 0 22 1 5.5
G Griffiths 3.0 0 16 1 5.33

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Gavin Griffiths, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Nick Welch, Dieter Klein, Ben Mike, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, William Davis, Callum Parkinson, Gareth Delany

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 12 0.27 mm. 4.71 k/h From: SSW 47%
03h 11 0 mm. 4.39 k/h From: WNW 50%
06h 9 0 mm. 3.58 k/h From: W 45%
09h 11 0 mm. 3.48 k/h From: WNW 39%
12h 12 0 mm. 4.04 k/h From: WSW 43%
15h 13 0.12 mm. 3.63 k/h From: WSW 42%
18h 10 0 mm. 1 k/h From: SSW 25%
21h 9 0 mm. 2.11 k/h From: SE 53%

Weather Conditions

Rain is forecast for the day and let’s hope that it stays clear of the match timings. Pitches at Trent Bridge have been great for batting with a lot of high scores being registered. But as we’re at the fag end of the tournament, the decks do appear tired and if the Nott’s previous game is evidence, they have slowed down a bit. Yet, with a 10-day gap, the curators should be able to freshen up the decks. Should be another nice batting wicket.

Venue Details

Trent Bridge has been an iconic venue in international cricket, both for Tests and limited-overs cricket. In recent years, the shorter forms have seen a rise in popularity due to the batting-friendly wickets on offer, and the shorter dimensions.

Toss: To Bat

History suggests that it’s a chasing ground with the pitch playing true. But in a knockout game, runs on the board are also vital, especially as all the strips have seen many games played on it. With rain also in the mix, this will be a really tricky call for the captains.

Winning Prediction

The Notts are simply too strong, and at their fortress, hard to stop. They are overwhelming favourites to win this clash.

Hosts Nottinghamshire are too strong to lose this fixture!

Author: S.Shinghe