DER vs LEI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 15, 2019
Leicestershire and Derbyshire are right in the midst of the North Group standings right now and very much in the fight for a place in the quarter-finals. Both the teams are in good form having won their previous two completed matches and know that are within touching distance of moving firmly into the top half of the group standings.
Plenty to play for and look forward to for both sides then.
Derbyshire vs Leicestershire T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby on the 15th of August 2019.
DER vs LEI Team Previews
Derbyshire was the clear underdog in its match against Worcestershire but that did not deter it one bit. Batting first, Derbyshire was able to set a very good score of 181 which it then ended up defending and won by 20 runs.
Runs for Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, and some quick cameos from the batsmen to follow showed just how good the Derbyshire batting can be when it comes off. This was the second match in succession where the Derbyshire batting lived up to expectations and it seems to be now hitting top-gear after a poor start to the season.
Billy Godleman has been the best batsman for the side and his form going forward will be very important. His 92 in the previous match came off just 67 deliveries and he was only out in the 20th over while trying to get some quick runs.
The Derbyshire bowling has not been very good and that will be one of the big concerns in this match as well. Matthew Critchley picked up four wickets in the previous match but Boyd Ranking continued to struggle and Ravi Rampaul was quite ineffective.
Derbyshire Playing 11
Luis Reece, BA Godleman, WL Madsen, A Leus du Plooy, MJJ Critchley, AL Hughes, Darren Stevens, Fynn Hudson, D Smit, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul.
Leicestershire was lucky to have escaped with a no-result in the previous match because had the rain come after another 8 deliveries, a result would have been achieved in favor of the opposing team. This is not going to be an easy contest for Leicestershire.
Like Derbyshire, its batting has not been in form and all the senior players have struggled. Unlike Derbyshire, though, the batsmen have not scored runs in the last couple of matches either.
The pressure is going to be on Mark Cosgrove, Aaron Lilley, Harry Dearden, and Colin Ackerman.
The bowling also looks a bit thin to us and there is an over-reliance on the Callum Parkinson to put in some special performances. Will Davis, Gavin Griffiths, and Aadil Ali are not going to be giving any Derbyshire batsmen nightmares ahead of this match.
Leicestershire is one of the weaker sides that we have seen in this competition and they look outmatched against Derbyshire.
Leicestershire Playing 11
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann, Harry Dearden, Lewis Hill, Aadil Ali, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, WS Davis, Gavin Griffiths.
DER vs LEI Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Derbyshire vs Leicestershire T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby on the 15th of August 2019. The weather forecast for match day is very good and we should be able to get a full match in without any trouble.
The ground at Derby is quite small and the pitch is good for batting. A high-scoring match should be expected and that puts things in favor of Derbyshire.
DER vs LEI Betting Tips
We think that Derbyshire has a better cricket team any way you look at it. Their batting is stronger, their bowling is better (just), and they are also playing at home. All of this should add up to a win.
Bet on Derbyshire to win.
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