When and where:
Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Foxes will kick-start their T20 Vitality Blast journey tomorrow (July 04) in the North Group at County Ground, Northampton. Their clash will start at 11:00 PM IST.
The visitors, Leicestershire Foxes, have a good record in the format and have won the title three times. They have also ended up in the finals for two more occasions. Foxes have strengthened their bowling attack with the inclusion of Mohammad Nabi. They now have two overseas players- Mohammad Abbas (Pak) and M Nabi (Afg). Their batting prowess relies upon Cameron Delport who is a T20 specialist in big hitting.
Northamptonshire will play their first match at their home ground and would be charged with the return of Seekkuge Prasanna. Prasanna missed the 2017 edition due to an injury but played a crucial part in 2016 title win.
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County Ground in Northampton is a decent wicket which has something for both the sides- bat and ball. The pitch assists batsmen as well bowlers alike. The highest total recorded at this venue is 223/9 by Bangladesh vs Pakistan in ODIs. So, expected a tight battle between bat and ball tomorrow.
Total matches – 2
Matches won batting first – 2
Average 1st Inns scores – 211
Average 2nd Inns scores – 135
Highest total recorded – 223/9 (50 Ov) by Ban vs Pak
Lowest total recorded – 110/10 (35.2 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Lowest score defended – 223/9 (50 Ov) by Ban vs Pak
Foxes have named a 14-member squad for their first clash against Steelbacks tonight. Both the overseas players- M Abbas and M Nabi are set to make their first appearance. The squad is listed below.
Steelbacks have named 13-members squad. Alex Wakley will lead the team.
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Levi, Cobb, Vasconcelos, Duckett, Wakley(c), Crook, S Prassan, R Kleinveldt, White, Sanderson, Hutton, Thurston, Buck
C Ackermann (c), M Abbas, Z Chappell, M Cosgrove, C Delport, N Dexter, G Griffiths, Hill (wk), P Horton, M Nabi, C Parkinson, Raine, R Sayer, T Wells
*The teams have not announced their squads yet. Stay connected!
The probable NOR vs LEI playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: R Vasconcelos
Batsmen: R Levi, Alex Wakley, Ben Duckett, C Thurston
All-rounder: J Cobb, S Prasanna (S Crook)
Bowlers: B Hutton/N Buck, Ben Sanderson, G White, R Kleinveldt
Wicket-keeper: L Hill
Batsmen: M Cosgrove, T Wells, P Horton, C Delport
All-rounder: C Ackermann, M Nabi (N Dexter, B Raine)
Bowlers: M Abbas, C Parkinson, G Griffiths, R Sayer/Z Chappell
NOR vs LEI Players to watch out for:
For Leicestershire Foxes, Cameron Delport, Colin Ackermann, Paul Horton and M Cosgrove will be the key batters. Foxes have specialist big hitters in the name of Colin Ackermann and Cameron Delport.
In bowling, it will be interesting to watch M Nabi. He can prove out to be a game changer.
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