Leicestershire vs Yorkshire: June 25, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
It will be Leicestershire vs Yorkshire on June 25, the Vitality Blast 2021 match to be played at Grace Road, Leicester. We preview the match and present our match prediction. Yorkshire are currently at the top of the North Group points table, while Leicestershire are languishing one spot above the bottom.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Yorkshire and Leicestershire last faced each other on 15 June 2021 in Leeds. Yorkshire batted first and were given a solid start by openers Lyth and Bairstow with a stand of 113 in 10.1 overs. Skipper David Willey compensated for Dawid Malan’s cheap dismissal with a 62-run stand for the 3rd wicket with Bairstow, but after both men departed, with the scoreboard reading 189 for 4, it was left to Harry Brook to come to the party and take the home side to a daunting score of 240 for 4. Bairstow made a top score with 82 from 45 balls, while Lyth (51 from 30) and Willey (44 from 21) contributed usefully. But Yorkshire were best helped by the final thrust delivered by Brook who made 48 from 16 balls, with 6 fours and 3 sixes. For Leicester, Naveen-ul-Haq who took 2 for 49 was the most successful bowler, while Callum Parkinson and Colin Ackermann took one wicket each.
In their chase, Leicester lost opener Scott Steel with just 6 runs on the board, but partnerships of 49 for the 2nd wicket and 86 for the 3rd took them to a very healthy position of 141 for 2 in the 11th over. Nevertheless, the loss of three wickets in the space of as many overs did not help the visitors’ cause. When Lewis Hill got out in the 14th over, the scoreboard read 158 for 5, with 64 runs needed from 6 overs. While the asking rate appeared getable, Leicester did not have the men to do the job. They eventually got to 222 for 8, making Yorkshire the winners by 18 runs. Josh Inglis who made 82 from 37 balls was the top scorer, while Arron Lilley (24), Colin Ackermann (32), Rishi Patel (21) and Ben Mike (31) had good starts that they failed to convert to substantial scores. For Yorkshire, David Willey took 3 for 44, while Matthew Fisher (92/45), Lockie Ferguson (2 for 28), and Jordan Thompson (1/39) were the other wicket-takers.
- Yorkshire have beaten Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire and Birmingham Bears. They have lost to Durham. One match against Durham was abandoned due to rain.
- Leicestershire have won against Northamptonshire and lost to Birmingham, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Durham.
In the last five games between the sides, Yorkshire have established a 3-1 advantage over Leicestershire, with one match abandoned.
In our LEI vs YOR match 69 prediction, we expect Yorkshire to beat Leicestershire on 25 June.
Leicestershire vs Yorkshire Betting
Bookmakers’ odds are likely to favour Yorkshire over Leicestershire in the match on 25 June.
Recent form indicates that Yorkshire are the stronger of the two sides in the fray on 25 June.
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