Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes taking place? Saturday 27th July, 14:30 (UK)

Where is Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes taking place? Trent Bridge, Nottingham

What is the expected weather for Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes? 18c with rain forecast throughout the day

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

Where can I stream Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes? N/A

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

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Notts Outlaws W11, Leicestershire Foxes W13, No result 7
Last meeting: Leicestershire Foxes beat Notts Outlaws by 17 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

NOTTS OUTLAWS

  • Notts Outlaws picked up their second consecutive victory on Thursday night as they overcame Derbyshire in an entertaining game and they will view this match against the beleaguered Foxes as a golden opportunity to make it number three if the rain holds off.
  • Alex Hales and Ben Duckett continue to look good with they bat as they hit 63 and 64 respectively while new signing Imad Wasim came straight into the side and offers another strong all-rounder option to the team.
  • The inclusion of Imad gives them yet another dangerous option to their bowling attack which already contains Harry Gurney who was key once again on Friday night and the likelihood is that the same eleven will start against the Foxes here.

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES

  • Leicestershire Foxes miserable start to the season continued on Friday night as after being bowled out for 158 against Durham, their bowlers were smashed to all parts as the Jets hit 161 for the loss of just one wicket in 11.1 overs.
  • Young pace bowler Ben Mike could be one player to drop out of the side after being hit for 53 from his three overs which means he has bowled 7 overs for 110 in his last two matches so he may be pulled out of the firing line as the bowling unit needs a shake-up.
  • Their batting has shown some signs of improvement with skipper Colin Ackermann hitting a fifty on Friday night, but all of their frontline bowlers have an economy rate of over 10 in their opening four matches and that has to remedied quickly.

THE PREDICTION

The Outlaws are finding some form after a slow opening and after two consecutive victories, they will fully expect to beat the Foxes. Complacency is a potential threat to them but the lack of confidence in the Foxes team is startling right now and the Outlaws batsmen will relish facing one of the weakest bowling attacks in the tournament. The only potential saving grace for the Foxes is the rain which is forecast throughout the day and this match could be affected sufficiently to prevent or affect significantly play. If they do manage to squeeze a game in, the Outlaws should dominate.

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