Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Leicestershire vs Derbyshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Leicestershire vs Derbyshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Colin Ackermann is both the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker for Leicestershire.

Colin Ackermann
Colin Ackermann. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Leicestershire and Derbyshire at the Grace Road in Leicester.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).

Preview:

Both Leicestershire and Derbyshire and currently hanging in the middle of the points table. The latter started with a string of defeats in the beginning, but has started to gather momentum. Out of their last four completed games, Derbyshire has managed three triumphs. However, their only defeat came against Leicestershire itself at the County Ground in Derby where they lost by 55 runs.

Thereafter, Derbyshire beat Northamptonshire by nine wickets and the victory would keep them in happy stead. Leicestershire, on the other hand, could manage only one win out of their first six matches. But the Colin Ackermann-led unit has somehow managed to arrest their slump. Nevertheless, after three wins, Nottinghamshire thumped them by seven wickets in Leicester itself.


Weather Report:

There are no chances of rain in the game. The clouds won’t be there either with the sun shining brightly throughout. The temperature will be around the 27 degrees Celsius. The humidity won’t be high as well with the numbers in the 40s.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Grace Road has been excellent one for batting. Bowlers haven’t gotten much assistance from the deck. With no forecast of rain, the bowlers can come under the pump in scorching heat. It will be preferable to field first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 191 (Last 4 completed games in T20 Blast)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 2, Lost- 2

Injury and Team News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Leicestershire

Harry Swindells (wk), Mark Cosgrove, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (wk), Harry Dearden, Aadil Ali, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis

Bench- Chris Wright, Ben Mike, Neil Dexter

Derbyshire

Luis Reece, Billy Goldleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul, Boyd Rankin

Bench- Darren Stevens, Billy Stanlake, Tom Lace, Harvey Hosein, Mark Watt, Anuj Dal


Top Picks:

Colin Ackermann is in prime form, having scored 312 runs at an average of 31.20 and picking up 12 wickets. He is both the leading run-scorer and top wicket-taker for Leicestershire.  

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Matthew Critchley, Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen

Vice-Captain – Luis Reece, Billy Goldleman, Mark Cosgrove

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Harry Swindells

Batters – Mark Cosgrove, Wayne Madsen, Billy Goldleman, Leus du Plooy

All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann (C), Luis Reece (VC), Matthew Critchley

Bowlers – Gavin Griffiths, Aaron Lilley, Ravi Rampaul

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Lewis Hill

Batters – Mark Cosgrove, Billy Goldleman (VC), Fynn Hudson-Prentice

All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann, Callum Parkinson, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley (C)

Bowlers – Dieter Klein, Aaron Lilley, Boyd Rankin


Expert Advice:

Colin Ackermann hasn’t bowled in all the matches. Hence, making him captain only for batting can be risky, though it’s worth taking the gamble, bearing in mind his form.

Probable Winners:

The home team Leicestershire should be able to win the encounter.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.