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North Group might not be the toughest group in the competition, but it is proving to be a closely fought group. We now have Leicestershire Foxes taking on Durham Dynamos on 25th July 2013 at Chester-Le-Street. Durham is currently placed at fourth spot, tied on wins with Lancashire and Derbyshire and a win away from Nottinghamshire. Leicestershire is not far behind; they’ve played a game less and are at fifth spot with two wins and a tie. A win will put Lancashire back in contention and if Durham wins, they’ll rise above the crowd to second spot.
Foxes have had a mixed tournament so far; they had a rather ugly start, but bounced back with a compelling victory and since then it has been a topsy-turvy track for them. Out of three games played after that, they won one, lost one and tied one making it a total of five points in seven games. The three times champions are beginning to look good at what may be the perfect time to get going. Shakib al Hasan brings plenty to the table with his all-round abilities. Overall, they have a decent batting lineup with good enough bowling attack.
The Dynamos haven’t had the best of their seasons, but they are still in a pretty decent position to qualify. Despite the deduction of 0.25 point for non-payment of dues, they’ve settled beautifully in the middle of the points table and are looking good to move ahead too. Paul Collingwood is still out, but Ben Stokes has proved to be more than useful with both bat and ball. The opening pair of Stoneman and Mustard is pretty impressive and both have some runs under their belt. With Graham Onions, their bowling has done superbly well and has brought them into striking distance for knockouts. Dynamos are a decent lineup and can be very lethal, especially at their home ground.
Three times champions Leicestershire Foxes have failed to lineup to the expectations, but they still have the chance to make amends and sneak into the knockouts. In their last game against Durham, they emerged victorious. This game is at Durham’s home ground and they are looking in good touch. Can Foxes stay alive in the tournament by prevailing over Dynamos yet again? Both the sides haven’t had the best of the tournaments, but are still somehow in contention. Durham is just ahead of Foxes in points table and with the experience in their batting order combined with Stokes’ flair and Onions’ accuracy; I think they’ll increase the gap even further.
Winner: Leicestershire Foxes @ 1.57 Bet365
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