Nottinghamshire look to make 4 out of four at their home!
Our Prediction is Nottinghamshire to win this match!
Nottinghamshire is the only undefeated team in the North group- after three matches. They defeated Warwickshire by 123 runs the last match and are looking undefeatable currently. Ben Slater scored a century last match to set the batting total of 301 for them. Joe Clarke, Steven Mullaly, and Tom Moores have been amongst the runs for them. Their batting is putting the runs on board every match. Their bowlers came back strongly to reduce opposition to low scores after conceding 400+ runs in the first match. Luke Fletcher and James Pattinson are their main wicket-takers so far. Mathew Carter and Samit Patel play their support act in the bowling department to perfection. They look as a well-gelled unit performing in all aspects of the game such as batting and bowling.
Leicestershire has won just one out of their four matches played so far and are in the penultimate position in the points table. Colin Ackermann scored a century last match but got no support from the other end and they ended the innings with 312 runs. Lewis Hill and Paul Horton are only players in top seven who has made a score of over 50+ so far in the tournament for them. Tom Taylor scored a fifty playing down the order in a match. Their bowling has been their main worry and is not able to produce wickets regular intervals. The last match Colin Ackermann took a lone wicket and rest two were run-outs. Dieter Klein, Tom Taylor, and Gavin Griffiths need to stand up and make inroads in the opposition batting line-up.
Ben Slater – Slater is having a dream tournament with scores of 83, 74 and 100 in the three matches. His form at the top puts pressure on the opposition bowling early in the match.
James Pattinson – Pattinson had match figures of 5/61 in the first match when both teams scored over 400 runs. He proved to be the difference between the sides. He had figures of 7-1-22-2 last match and is bowling with good rhythm and pace.
Stats from the recent matches:
Ben Slater – 256 runs, Avg. – 85.3, HS-100, 100s-1, 50s-2
Luke Fletcher – 9 wickets, Bowl Avg. – 18, Economy – 6 RPO, BB – 5/56
Samit Patel, James Pattinson, Luke Fletcher, Steven Mullaney (c), Ben Slater, Jake Ball, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Jake Libby, Matthew Carter, Tom Moores (wk)
Colin Ackermann – Colin Ackermann has scored back and back centuries in two matches and is looking absolutely unstoppable with the bat. Other batsmen need to support him to make a big score.
Tom Taylor – Taylor has just a lone wicket in his last three outings after taking an impressive 3/57 in the first match. He needs to bring back his immaculate bowling to fore with precision and control.
Stats from the recent matches:
Colin Ackermann – 299 runs, Avg. – 99.6, HS-152*, 100s-2
Dieter Klein – 6 wickets, Bowl Avg. – 29, Economy – 7 RPO, BB – 4/72
Mark Cosgrove, Chris Wright, Paul Horton (c), Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (wk), Colin Ackermann, Tom Taylor, Dieter Klein, Harry Dearden, Callum Parkinson
Nottingham is a batting paradise and almost a graveyard for the bowlers. The batsmen will score runs in the range of 350-400 runs easily. The last match over 800 runs were scored in this pitch. The match day will have intermittent showers and we might have a stop, start kind of a match.
Both teams will look to bat second as any target set is chase-able here. Lancashire almost chased down 418 runs here the last match. With rain interruptions expected, batting second is the best option.
Nottinghamshire has three wins in their pocket and is playing in the home ground to their strengths. Ever thing such as form, conditions, momentum are stacked in favor of them and Leicestershire is struggling to get the best XI.
We are backing Nottinghamshire to win this match!
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