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

Light rain is predicted throughout the duration of the game.

Colin Ackermann
Colin Ackermann. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Leicestershire has played eight games in the T20 Blast 2019 so far. However, wins have been hard to come by for the team as they couldn’t get over the line in each of their first four games. Though, the team has recovered well and just in time. They won three out of the last four games that they’ve played out of which two were away from home. In the last match at home, the team outdid Warwickshire quite comfortably.

Thus, with 7 points, they are played in the upper half of the points table. In their upcoming encounter, they will be taking on Northamptonshire who also have had slightly tough times. But, in the last three completed games, the team won two and the victory against Durham in their previous encounter will keep their confidence high. It is going to be interesting to see as to which team will carry this winning momentum forward in the tournament.


Match Details:

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

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).

Pitch Condition/Report:

All the games that were played at Leicester this year in the T20 Blast have been high-scoring. The ball comes onto the bat nicely at this venue and batsmen can confidently play across the line. Being a bowler here is an absolute nightmare.

Average first innings score: 200.6 (Last three T20 Blast matches at Leicester)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Weather Report

Light rain is predicted throughout the duration of the game. As a result, we might see a shortened game or it wouldn’t be a surprise either if the match is washed out or abandoned.

Probable Playing XIs


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

Bench: Chris Wright, Neil Dexter, Ben Mike.


Adam Rossington (wk), Richard Levi, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Matt Coles, Faheem Ashraf, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson.

Bench: Ben Curran, Luke Procter, Tom Sole, Charlie Thurston.

Injury and Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Top Picks

Colin Ackermann is a must-pick in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Apart from him, Joshua Cobb, Lewis Hill are worthy picks. Arron Lilley from the bowler’s category is another top-pick and you should have him in your team at all costs.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – C Ackermann, L Hill, J Cobb.

Vice-Captain options – R Keogh, M Cosgrove, A Wakely.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – L Hill.

Batters – M Cosgrove, H Dearden, A Wakely, R Keogh (vc).

All-Rounders – C Ackermann (c), J Cobb, F Ashraf.

Bowlers – A Lilley, G White, B Sanderson.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – L Hill (c), A Rossington.

Batters – M Cosgrove (vc), A Wakely, R Keogh.

All-Rounders – C Ackermann, C Parkinson, D Pretorious.

Bowlers – W Davis, G Griffiths, A Lilley.

Expert Advice:

There are several options you can pick from in the all-rounders’ category. But, you must have Colin Ackermann in all your teams for sure. Furthermore, it would be great if you have him as the multiplier is at least one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

Leicestershire is predicted to win this game in the T20 Blast 2019.

*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.