Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire: August 12, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Match: Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire.
Date: 12 August 2021.
Place (venue): County Ground, Northampton.
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup 2021.
Format: One-Day match.
Caption: Will Leicestershire win this game against Northamptonshire to move upwards in the table?
- Rishi Patel is the leading run-scorer for Leicestershire and has scored 238 runs in the last 6 matches at an average of 47.60.
- Ben Sanderson will lead the bowling attack of Northamptonshire and is the leading wicket-taker for them with 9 wickets from 5 matches.
- In the last five matches between these two teams, Northamptonshire have won 2 matches against Leicestershire and 2 matches went as drawn games.
Northamptonshire will face Leicestershire on 12 August in the Royal London One-Day Cup at the County Ground in Northampton. As both teams are struggling this season, they will try to win this game to improve their ranking in the points table.
Northamptonshire managed to win just 1 game from 5 played and with just 4 points in 5 matches, they are placed 8th in the group. On the other side, with 2 wins from 6 matches, Leicestershire are 7th, with 5 points in their account.
Both teams have lost momentum in their last few matches and will face each other on 12 August to come back on a winning track.
After the first match of the season against Glamorgan was lost, Northamptonshire’s next two games went resultless and they managed to register their first win against Derbyshire in the 4th game. Currently, with 4 points from 5 matches including just 1 win, they are 8th in the points table.
Northamptonshire’s batting unit failed to chase down the target of 296 against Glamorgan in the first match of the season. Only Ben Curran (55 runs from 60 balls) and Tom Taylor (65 runs from 59 balls) tried to put some pressure on the bowlers while chasing the target. However, they made a strong comeback against Derbyshire to claim 2 points.
With the help of brilliant spells from Jack White (4 wickets for 20 runs) and Ben Sanderson (3 wickets for 29 runs), they managed to restrict Derbyshire to just 177 runs. Ricardo Vasconcelos, who scored 50 runs from 60 balls, and Emilio Gay’s knock of not out 84 runs from 73 balls helped their team to register a victory by 8 wickets.
Once again, the team’s batting collapsed to 144 runs only against Warwickshire while chasing the target of 279 runs. The team have good depth in the batting unit but they have not executed their full strength so far this season. They will now try to solve those issues before playing against Leicestershire.
Key players for Northamptonshire:
Northamptonshire’s Playing XI:
Ricardo Vasconcelos (c, wk), Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Saif Zaib, Tom Taylor, Rob Keogh, Charlie Thurston, Wayne Parnell, Simon Kerrigan, Ben Sanderson, Jack White.
Leicestershire registered a victory in the first match of the season against Derbyshire but failed to continue that momentum and lost the next three consecutive matches. Currently, with 5 points from 6 games, they are placed 7th in the points table before playing their next match against Northamptonshire.
With the help of Rishi Patel’s 70 runs from 70 balls and captain Lewis Hill’s 51 runs from 44 balls, Leicestershire chased down the target of 276 runs easily against Derbyshire to register their first victory of the season. Later, they failed to continue with that form and lost against Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire in three games straight.
Although they managed to put 327 runs on the board against Yorkshire with the help of Lewis Hill’s 108 from 100 balls, the team’s bowlers failed to defend that total. In the next match against Warwickshire, batsmen tried to chase down a total of 304 runs but they couldn’t manage to claim 2 points against them. They have won their last match against Surrey by just 1 run. Ben Mike bowled a superb spell of 3 wickets for 34 runs in that match.
The overall team look strong and have a strong batting unit as well as a bowling lineup. They lost momentum in the middle of the tournament and made a strong comeback in the last match against Surrey. Now they will try to maintain that winning momentum in this match against Northamptonshire.
Key players for Leicestershire:
Leicestershire’s Probable Playing XI:
Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells (wk), Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (c), George Rhodes, Louis Kimber, Rehan Ahmed, Ben Mike, Ed Barnes, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis.
Northamptonshire’s County Ground will host this match. The home ground of Northamptonshire, this stadium has a capacity of 6500 and has conducted just two international games so far.
This ground has conducted just 2 ODI matches so far and is mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast, County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. The pitch generally favours batsmen and it’s easy to chase down targets on this ground.
At this location, whichever team wins the toss should bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather will be clear on 12 August, with a 10-20% chance of raining on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the range of 23°C – 13°C.
Judging by the current form of both teams, they are struggling to get to their best form this season. Northamptonshire have depth in their batting unit but they failed to properly use their batting skills. On the other side, Leicestershire’s batsmen have performed better than Northamptonshire’s and will try to continue that in this match as well. However, if we compare the bowling departments of both teams, Northamptonshire have an upper hand over Leicestershire. They will try to put pressure on the opposition with the help of their bowling unit to win this match.
We predict that Northamptonshire will defeat Leicestershire.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.