On Thursday (27th August) evening, North Group sides Derbyshire Falcons and Leicestershire Foxes will start their campaign in the T20 Blast 2020 when they will face each other at Grace Road (Leicester).
In the T20 Blast 2019, while Derbyshire finished in the third position in the North Division points table, Leicestershire finished in the last position in that same points table. Derbyshire advanced to the semi-final where Essex Eagles beat them by 34 runs.
Though Leicestershire disappointed in the last year, they have the better success history against Derbyshire.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes – Match Details
Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes match will be played at Grace Road (Leicester) from 18:30 local time (23:00 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes – Pitch Report
It will be the first T20 match of this season at Grace Road (Leicester). In recent times, the chasing teams have the last laugh during the T20 matches at this venue. We have even experienced some high scoring totals at this venue.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes – Predicted Playing XI
Derbyshire Falcons: Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Anuj Dal, Daryn Smit (wk), Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul
Leicestershire Foxes: Mark Cosgrove, Gareth Delany, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (c), Harry Dearden, Lewis Hill (wk), Callum Parkinson, Ben Mike, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
Wayne Madsen and skipper Billy Godleman were in top form in the last T20 Blast season as they scored 464 and 453 runs respectively. They finished among the top 10 run-scorers in that tournament. Also, Leus du Plooy and Luis Reece performed well in some matches.
The 35-year-old veteran Caribbean right-arm pacer Ravi Rampaul finished the last T20 Blast season as the most wicket-taker as he bagged 23 wickets for the side. Also, the leg-spinner Matthew Critchley provided good support to Rampaul as the youngster took 17 wickets in 14 matches.
In the last T20 Blast season, while captain Colin Ackermann was the highest run-scorer for his team (342 runs with an average of 28.50), he was also team’s joint most wicket-taker along with left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson as both picked up 12 wickets each. Opener Mark Cosgrove also played some good cricket with the bat in that season.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Colin Ackermann, Luis Reece, Ravi Rampaul
Vice-captain: Gareth Delany, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Lewis Hill
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove, Wayne Madsen, Billy Godleman
All-Rounder(s) – Colin Ackermann (C), Gareth Delany, Luis Reece (vc), Matthew Critchley
Bowlers – Will Davis, Callum Parkinson, Ravi Rampaul