T20 Vitality Blast, 2018
Leicestershire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
As the caravan of the Vitality Blast rolls on, Leicestershire will take on Nottinghamshire what is expected to be a riveting encounter at Grace Road in Leicester.
After pulling off a thrilling three-wicket win over Northamptonshire in their tournament opener, Leicestershire ran into a rampaging Durham unit on Friday night as they failed to chase down 154 in 20 overs. After Zak Chappell (3-23) had restricted Durham to 7-153 in 20 overs, openers Neil Dexter (35) and Cameron Delport (17) got LEI to a good start, having accumulated 42 runs for the first wicket. But Durham’s talismanic spinner Imran Tahir accounted for both of the openers and started a stunning collapse as the Lightings eventually ended up with 120 in 18.3 overs, 33 runs adrift of the target.
Venue:- Grace Road, Leicester
Match Timings:- Sunday, July 08, 2018, 07:00 PM IST
They’ll face Nottinghamshire who is coming off an astounding 58-run win over Northamptonshire thanks to a swashbuckling 40-ball-113 by skipper Daniel Christian. Christian came in with his side reeling at 4-81 in 9.4 overs and proceeded to smash the NOR bowlers to all corners of Northampton. Christian finally finished with 113, an innings which included nine sixes to take his team to 6-219 in 20 overs. Christian’s batting effort was matched by his bowlers as the likes of Gurney (3-30), Fletcher (3-21) and Mullaney (2-29) helped NOT defend the target with ease, as Northamptonshire despite Ben Duckett’s 88 fell 55 runs short of the target.
The pitch at Grace Road Leicester is a good batting wicket with a plethora of runs in it. While no IT20 has been played on the venue, the highest score recorded in a List A fixture is 7-377 by England Women against Pakistan.
LEI vs NOT Team News:-
LEI vs NOT Squads:-
Ackermann (c), Abbas, Delport, Dexter, Griffiths, Raine, Cosgrove, Chappell, Hill (wk), Horton, Parkinson, Nabi, Sayer, Wells
Dan Christain(c), Steven Mullaney, Ish Sodhi, Harry Gurney, L Fletcher, Matt Miles, Samit Patel, Riki Wessels, Matt Carter, Tom Moore(wk), Will Fraine, Paul Coughlin, Billy Root
LEI vs NOT Playing 11:-
Wicket-keeper:- Lewis Hill
Batsmen:-Mark Cosgrove, Cameron Delport, Tom Wells,
All-rounder:- Mohammad Nabi, Neil Dexter, Colin Ackermann (c), Ben Raine,
Bowler:-Mohammad Abbas, Zak Chappell, Callum Parkinson
Wicket-keeper: Tom Moores
Batsmen: Riki Wessels, Chris Nash, Billy Root
All-rounder: Samit Patel, Dan Christian (C), Steven Mullaney
Bowlers: Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Ish Sodhi, Matthew Carter
LEI vs NOT Key Players:-
LEI vs NOT Dream11 Team: