LEI vs DER Dream11 : Derbyshire Falcons and Leicestershire Foxes battle it out for a spot in the top 4 today in North Group’s opening encounter of the day
With just the one point separating these two sides, today’s contest promises to be a tightly contested affair as either side look to make strides in the North Group. A hectic and rigorous day in the Vitality Blast opens its doors on Sunday with Leicestershire Foxes and Derbyshire Falcons squaring off against each in an encounter which will decide who occupies fourth place.
For Derbyshire Falcons who pip Leicestershire Foxes by the solitary point to occupy the revered last qualification spot, their previous win was an extremely pivotal one. The side ended up mincing Northamptonshire Steelbacks for a chastening 100 runs, petty target which they ended up scouring past with 17 balls and 9 wickets to spare.
Elsewhere Leicestershire Foxes make an advent into today’s encounter after failing to defend their total of 161 against Notts Outlaws. In what was a perfect run chase by Notts Outlaws, one which saw them dismiss their opponents with disdain, seeing Leicestershire Foxes suffer a massive setback as they looked to seal a berth in the top 4 for themselves.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This has been a good batting track usually, allowing the batsmen to come out and deploy their shots. Being an afternoon clash, the overcast conditions shouldn’t play too much havoc for the batters but the new ball will definitely misbehave here in the early parts.
This is what the side winning the toss will look to work on, seeing them field first.
Probable Playing 11
Ackermann (c), Aadil, Cosgrove, Davis, Dearden, Hill (wk), Griffiths, Klein, Lilley, Parkinson, Swindells
Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul, Boyd Rankin
Match: Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons
Date And Time: 25th August, Sunday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Ackermann, Cosgrove, Griffiths, Lilley
- Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Boyd Rankin
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ackermann, Cosgrove, Lilley, Swindells
- Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy
- Ackermann, Parkinson
- Luis Reece, Leus du Plooy
Death Overs Bowlers
- Davis, Griffiths
- Logan van Beek, Boyd Rankin
LEI vs DER Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Although Harry Swindells doesn’t occupy the gloves for his side with Lewis Hill taking over that duty from him, the opener is a more than reliable bat, scoring 61 runs in 46 balls in the previous fixture. It was a terrific performance from him, one that sees him earn a spot in our playing 11 for the day.
Batsmen for LEI vs DER Dream11
Fellow opener Mark Cosgrove comes in from the side as well while from the opposition we have selected number three bat Wayne Madsen as the first player to enter our side. His 42 ball 54 in the last outing saw his side get past the finishing line with ease, seeing them stamp their authority as they sealed a 9 wicket win, once again reinstating Madsen’s sensational abilities with the bat.
The side’s captain and opener, Billy Godleman comes in for as well with the opener being someone who uses his expansive strokeplay to perfection. He can both hold fort and open his arms to crunch the ball to the fence, becoming the focal point of his side’s batting order. Leus du Plooy comes in as well to complete our trivalent of picks from the side.
All-Rounders for LEI vs DER Dream11
With 42 runs with the bat and the one wicket to go with it, Colin Ackermann spared no expense to help Leicestershire Foxes snare the two points on the day, a complete performance which reposed his side’s faith in him. He’s been their best performer by some distance, putting in flawless and bankable displays across the league, seeing him become the first player on our mind to divulge in for this match.
Although he didn’t get a ball in the previous match, Luis Reece comes out to open for his side with effective effect, seeing us get him along with legspinner Matt Critchley from the opposition.
Bowling Order for LEI vs DER Dream11
The two wickets in the previous encounter see us opt for pacer Ravi Rampaul as the only pick from Derbyshire Falcons over here while Leicestershire Foxes will be represented by a duo one which holds the identity of Gavin Griffiths and Arron Lilley.
Arron was handed over only the one over in the previous encounter but should be involved heavily once again with spin flourishing in this league.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ackermann is our side’s captain while Madsen is our side’s vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.