Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire, July 2, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction

Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire, July 2, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
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In this article we preview Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire in the Vitality Blast 2021 at Nottingham on July 2. Notts are currently at the top of the North Group points table, while Leicestershire are at the bottom.

Match Predictions and Team Previews

Analysis

The two sides last met in a vitality blast match in a quarter-final at Nottingham on 1 October 2020. In that game, Leicestershire batted first and were off to a bad start losing three wickets for only 22 runs. Then came a partnership of 66 between Ackermann and Swindells. After Ackermann got out in the 15th over, Hill and Swindells got together in a 36-run stand which helped take the score to 124 for 5 in the 19th over. Leicester managed to add 15 more runs to finish at 139 for 7 in their allotted overs. Swindells top scored with 58 from 43 balls, while Ackermann made 43 from 33. For Nottinghamshire, Ball and Christian were the most successful bowlers with two wickets each, while Patel, Mullaney, and Carter took one each.

When Nottinghamshire replied they were off to a reasonable start but from a position of 57 for 1, they lost quick wickets to be reduced to 67 for 4 in the 11th over. A regular fall of wickets reduced them to 120 for 7, with seven balls to go. But the Leicestershire bowlers managed to restrict Notts score to 139 for 7 to tie the game. Clarke was Nottinghamshire’s top scorer with 35 from 22 balls while Patel contributed 28 from 16 and Moores made 26 from 21. For Leicestershire, Ackermann and Griffiths took three wickets each, while Parkinson took the only other wicket that fell.

Recent Form

Nottinghamshire have won two (versus Lancashire and Worcestershire) and tied two (versus Derbyshire and Lancashire) of their last four matches.

Leicestershire have lost their last two games, against Northamptonshire and Worcestershire.

Likely XIs

Nottinghamshire: Clarke, Hales, Trego, Duckett, Moores, Mullaney, Patel, Fletcher, Carter, Harrison, Ball

Leicestershire: Inglis, Steel, Lilley, Ackermann, Hill, Swindells, Patel, Mike, Parkinson, Griffiths, Naveen-ul-Haq

Head-to-Head

Interestingly, the h2h comparison between the sides is perfectly even, with both teams having won 2 games each in the last five encounters between them.

Match Prediction

In our NOT vs LEI match prediction, we expect Nottinghamshire to beat Leicestershire at Nottinghamshire on 2 July and consolidate their position at the top of the table.

Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire Betting

Bookmakers’ odds make Notts favourites to beat Leicester on 2 July.

Summary

We have made our match Nottinghamshire vs Leicester match prediction based on the current form of the teams in the fray.

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