Date & Time: Sunday, August 25, 19:00 IST
Venue: Grace Road, Leicester, England
Both the teams desperately need a win
Derbyshire and Leicestershire which are placed at No.4 and No.5 in the North Group points table with 5 and 4 wins respectively face off each other in the reverse fixture at Leicester on Sunday. After the loss to Leicestershire at home, Derbyshire has come up with a victory against Northamptonshire, and they bounced back so far in the tournament after a defeat. Leicestershire, on the other hand, has lost the home game after their away victory against Derbyshire. Now with only 2 games to play in the season both teams are desperate for a win in the crucial Sunday encounter which could decide the fate of both the teams going forward.
Leicestershire Possible XI: Mark Cosgrove, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (wk), Harry Dearden, Harry Swindells (wk), Aadil Ali, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis
Derbyshire Possible XI: Billy Goldleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Luis Reece, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul, Boyd Rankin
The surface at Leicester has produced mostly high scoring games in the season and it is more likely to be the same for Sunday’s clash. The forecast is quite clear for the game as a sunny day is in the store for the entire day.
He has been the most sorted all-rounder in the tournament. He has been the leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker for Leicestershire in the season. The very reason makes him a must-have player in Dream11 cricket team for today’s match.
He may not be a typical modern-day batsman who plays shots every ball but he is a busy player who keeps the scoreboard moving. He has been the leading run-scorer for the side with 310 runs from 10 innings. There is every chance he will continue the same form if he sticks to his game as he did do far in the season.
The Derbyshire’s leader of the bowling attack is leading the wicket charts of the season with 18 wickets from 10 matches. He not only has been wicket-taking but also proved to be economical at the same time where he conceded just 7.02 runs per over in the season.
He may not have been consistent for Leicestershire in the season but whenever he performed he changed the dynamics of the game with blistering knocks. Adding to it, he has also proved to be handy with the ball as he chipped in few wickets so far in the tournament.