Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings taking place? Tuesday 23rd July, 18:30 (UK)

Where is Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings taking place? Fischer County Ground, Grace Road

What is the expected weather for Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings? 27-28c with sunshine forecast

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

Where can I stream Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings? Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings will not be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings? Tickets are available to purchase for this match here!

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Leicestershire Foxes W12, Yorkshire Vikings W8, Tied 1, No result 1
Last meeting: Yorkshire Vikings beat Leicestershire Foxes by 60 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES

Coach: Paul Nixon

Captain: Colin Ackermann

  • Leicestershire Foxes have just one point from their opening two games after they were comprehensively beaten by seven wickets by midlands rivals Birmingham Bears as their meagre total of 115/9 was knocked off with more than five overs to spare on Sunday.
  • Their start was disastrous when batting first as Fidel Edwards took three wickets in the opening over as they never recovered from that as their period of consolidation could only see them reach 115 from their 20 overs which was nowhere near enough.
  • Changes are unlikely here but their batsmen especially will be under some pressure to produce a much-improved display and Mark Cosgrove will benefit from more rest after being out for a duck following his return from concussion, and they may decide to stick with the same team and give their youngsters another chance.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS

Coach: Andrew Gale

Captain: Tom Kohler-Cadmore

  • Yorkshire Vikings sit on one point like the Foxes as they have had one washed out game and they lost their second match as Derbyshire chased down their total of 164/8 on Saturday to hand them a defeat with five balls to spare.
  • Their batting was particularly poor against the Falcons as four of their top six batsmen failed to reach double figures and they needed a whirlwind half-century by Jordan Thompson from just 27 balls to get them to the 164 mark, but they will be expecting much more from their top order batsmen here.
  • The Vikings suffered a blow against Derbyshire as all-rounder Matthew Fisher sustained a dislocated shoulder so he will miss some time now and veteran Tim Bresnan is a strong candidate to come into the side for him here.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams have just one point from their opening two matches and they will be desperate to kick-start their campaigns with a victory here. The Foxes’ lack of experience and overall limitations were clear to see against Birmingham on Sunday and this will be another tough assignment for them. Yorkshire competed well in their last match, and despite losing, there was plenty of room for optimism coming into this game. They have plenty of scope to improve with the bat at least and it is difficult to see how the struggling Foxes will come close to matching their firepower here.

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