Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons taking place? Sunday 25th August, 14:30 (UK)

Where is Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons taking place? Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester

What is the expected weather for Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons? 28c with bright sunshine and some cloud cover

What television channel is Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons on? Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Leicestershire Foxes vs Derbyshire Falcons? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Leicestershire Foxes W17, Derbyshire Falcons W9, No Result 4
Last meeting: Leicestershire Foxes beat Derbyshire Falcons by 55 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES

  • Leicestershire Foxes failed to fend off Notts Outlaws in their crucial t20 Blast encounter and now find themselves outside of the places for the knockout stages and now face Derbyshire Falcons in a game that will go a long way to determining their fate.
  • A loss for the Foxes could all-but eliminate them but a win would see them leapfrog the Falcons and put them in the driving seat although their task could have been made easier had they not fallen to the seven-wicket loss against the Outlaws.
  • If the Foxes are to prevail here, they will be looking towards captain Colin Ackermann for inspiration after he continued his good form in this year’s competition with a knock of 42 against the Outlaws.

DERBYSHIRE FALCONS

  • Derbyshire Falcons secured a crucial victory in their quest for a spot in the last-eight of the t20 Blast as they picked up a big win over Northamptonshire Steelbacks with the Falcons prevailing by nine wickets.
  • The Falcons were superb with the ball as they skittled their opponents for just 100 and were never in danger of not reaching their target as they only lost one wicket before claiming the win with 17 balls remaining.
  • Wayne Madsen was the key man in the run chase as his controlled 51 from 42 helped his side to the comfortable win and along with captain Billy Godleman, they are likely to have important roles to help their side to victory in this one having scored 294 and 310 runs respectively so far in this year’s competition.

THE PREDICTION

This game between Leicestershire Foxes and Derbyshire Falcons could have big ramifications for the loser. If the Foxes lose, they will really struggle to make the knockout stages but a win will see them leapfrog the Falcons. This is set to be a very tight contest and both have been in the wickets recently which will make it a shootout between the batsmen but Derbyshire could win that battle.

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