Derbyshire and Leicestershire sit at fourth and fifth places in the North group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 respectively, with a difference of one point.
Sunday will be a Super Sunday for T20 lover as the T20 blast will host four more matches- Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Hampshire vs Essex, Worcestershire vs Lancashire, Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire.
The match between Leicestershire and Derbyshire in the North Group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at the Grace Road, Leicester on Sunday, August 25 at 1.30 pm GMT.
Captain Colin Ackermann became a sensation overnight, when he set the record for the best figures in a T20 match. He is Leicester’s highest wicket-taker as well as highest run scorer. Mark Cosgrove and wicker-keeper Harry Swindells have been decent here and there, but the team would want some consistency going into the business end of the tournament.
Derbyshire’s batting has been in decent form. Leus du Plooy, along with captain Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen have come good for them. In the bowling department, West Indian Ravi Rampaul is boasting of 18 scalps in 10 matches, and should be expected can be relied upon to come good.
Predicted Playing XI
Mark Cosgrove, Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (wk), Colin Ackermann (c), Aadil Ali, Will Davis, Dieter Klein, Harry Dearden, Callum Parkinson, Harry Swindells
Boyd Rankin, Ravi Rampaul, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Luis Reece, Daryn Smit (wk), Logan van Beek, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matthew Critchley, Leus du Plooy
Injury and Availability News:
There are no fresh injury concerns as of now. Both the team sit in the mid table range, and want their players to show more consistency.
Weather and pitch report
This is the ground where over 450 runs were scored earlier in the tournament. A maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius is expected on the day. This should mean that the pitch shall remain good for batting throughout the day, with the sun beating down on the pitch.
In the last meetings between the two teams, each of them have won two games, with one ending without a result.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: H Swindell
Batters: M Cosgrave, W Madsen, B Godleman, L D Plooy
All-rounders: C Ackermann, L Reece, M Critchley
Bowlers: A Lilley, R Rampaul, L v Beek
Captain & Vice-captain: C Ackermann, B Godleman