Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire: June 29, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
The much-awaited match 82 of Vitality Blast 2021, Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire, will take place at Leicester on June 29. While Northamptonshire are at the bottom of the North Group points table, Leicestershire are two rungs above them in seventh position.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Leicestershire and Northamptonshire last clashed in a Vitality Blast game on 20 June 2021, in which Leicestershire batted first. After Scott Steel got out with the scoreboard reading 32 for 1, a 67-run stand ensued between Josh Inglis and Arron Lilley. After Lilley departed at 99/2 in the 11th over, Ackermann joined Inglis and the pair stayed unbeaten till the end of the 20th over, with the Leicestershire score reading 200 for 2. Inglis scored 103 from 62 balls to top score for his team, while Lilley made 44 from 29 balls and Ackermann scored 31 from 22. For Northamptonshire, Graeme White (1/36) and Tom Taylor (1/44) were the only wicket taking bowlers.
Northamptonshire’s reply began on a false note when they lost their first wicket with only 9 runs on the board. A regular fall of wickets thereafter had them floundering at 69 for 5, before M Nabi and Rob Keogh got into the rescue act with a 46-run partnership. But at 115 for 6 in 14.3 overs, the asking rate to more than 15 runs an over, a hill too steep to climb as Northamptonshire found out when they finished their innings at 166/7. Rob Keogh top scored for Northamptonshire with 50 from 29 balls, while M Nabi (32 from 26) and Richard Levi (30 from 27) made useful contributions. For Leicester, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq and Gavin Griffiths took 2 wickets each, while Colin Ackermann took one.
Northamptonshire: Richard Levi, Adam Rossington, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Wayne Parnell, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, M Nabi, Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Nathan Buck
In the last 5 scheduled games between the sides, Leicestershire have won 2, while Northamptonshire have won just one. While one match ended in a tie, another was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
We expect Leicestershire to turn their home advantage to victory over Northamptonshire when the sides meet in match 82 of Vitality Blast 2021 on 1 July 2021.
Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire Betting
Bookmakers’ odds are likely to favour Leicestershire to win their home match against bottom placed Northamptonshire on 1 July 2021.
We have arrived at our LEI vs NOR match prediction based on our analysis of the current form of the teams and players, as reflected in their relative positions on the points table.
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