Match Preview v Derbyshire Falcons (H)
Leicestershire Foxes begin to bring and end to their home 2020 Vitality Blast campaign with the visit of Derbyshire Falcons to the Fischer County Ground on Tuesday, September 15, which will be followed with the visit of Notts Outlaws later in the week.
At the beginning of the day (Monday, September 14), the Foxes still find themselves occupying third spot despite a tough defeat at the hands of Durham away at Emirates Riverside on Sunday, September 13. However, this has potential to change with fourth placed Yorkshire Vikings hosting Lancashire Lightning later this evening.
Derbyshire, however, sit at the foot of the Vitality Blast North group having most recently lost out to Notts Outlaws by 13 runs at Trent Bridge.
As the contest is scheduled to be played behind closed doors, Leicestershire have been working in the background to provide an improved viewer experience for the T20 matches.
This means that every ball of each home Leicestershire Foxes 2020 Vitality Blast campaign will be streamed live and will be free to watch for every Running Foxes fan.
For tomorrow’s upcoming match against Derbyshire Falcons, we’re focussing on the two highest-scoring batsmen for each team, Arron Lilley (Foxes) and Wayne Madsen (Falcons).
Star batsman for the visitors is the 36-year-old veteran Madsen, who is again impressing with the bat for Derbyshire, scoring 136 runs so far in the competition at an average of 27.20 and strike rate of 137.37. He has hit 19 boundaries in 99 balls (19.19%) which is a very strong figure for boundary-hitting.
However, Lilley's returns for the running Foxes this year has eclipsed Madsen, with our top run-scorer netting 192 runs so far in this campaign, at an average of 38.40. Not only this, but Lilley has struck at a strike rate of 156.09 and hit 13 fours and 10 sixes so far, illustrating how dangerous he is as a batsman in the shortest format.
Last Time We Met in Vitality Blast
The Foxes and Derbyshire Falcons are yet to face eachother in the 2020 Vitality Blast, as the fixture scheduled to open the Blast campaign was abandoned without a ball bowled at a drenched Fischer County Ground.
Head Coach Paul Nixon names a 14-man squad for the visit of Derbyshire Falcons.
The squad is largely the same aside from the omission of Tom Taylor following the news earlier today.
George Rhodes comes back into contention after being passed fit for selection.
Nick Welch could be in line to make his home debut for the Running Foxes following his full debut against Durham on Friday, and Nat Bowley retains his place in the squad, providing an extra option of a spin specialist.
Leicestershire from 14: Colin Ackermann (c), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Gareth Delany, Harry Dearden, Gavin Griffiths, Lewis Hill (wk), Dieter Klein, Arron Lilley, Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson, George Rhodes, Harry Swindells, Nick Welch.