Richard Levi scored 59 points at an average of 29.5 in this T20 Blast.

Explosion of Richard Levi Natwest T20
Richard Levi. (Photo source: Twitter)

Match Details

The North Group match in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Leicestershire at County Ground in Northampton.

The match starts at 18:30 local time (23:00 EST) (17:30 GMT). This game will be broadcast live by the Northamptonshire Cricket Club on YouTube.


Each team participating in the T20 explosion hopes to rank among the top four in their respective group. However, the North group has been extremely tight and competition is intense. With the exception of Lancashire, no one else was able to dominate. The number two team and the number nine team stand out only by four points and it is only a few wins.

Northamptonshire and Leicestershire both have the chance to leapfrog the points table when they face each other at the next T20 Blast meeting. These two teams are lagging behind NRR and this is an area of ​​improvement they are focusing on. Given the recent form, Leicestershire will enter this game as the favorites and will surely be a massive win.

Weather report

Heavy rain is forecast all day in Northampton on Friday. If we stick to weather forecasts, this device may end up being destroyed.

State / Height ratio:

It's a decent batting track in Northampton. Although it may not be one of these particularly good sites, the teams should be able to reach 160 or so if the drummers are doing well. At the same time, bowlers have enough to offer if they throw it in the right areas.

Average score of the first rounds: 165.84 (last 13 games ended in the T20 explosion in 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 7, Attached – 0

Injury News and Availability (Team News)

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable XIs to play:


Adam Rossington (Week), Richard Levi, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Faheem Ashraf, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Luke Procter, Ben Sanderson.

Bench: Ben Curran, Matt Coles and Charlie Thurston.


Mark Cosgrove, Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (week), Colin Ackermann (C), Aadil Ali, Will Davis, Harry Dearden, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Harry Swindells

Bench: Chris Wright, Ben Mike

Best choices:

Colin Ackermann is the most runner and main ticket taker for both teams. He scored 270 points and collected 11 wickets, including a record of 7 carries in the ten games he has played so far.

Selection of captain and sub-captain:

Captain Options – Colin Ackermann, Joshua Cobb and Dwaine Pretorius

Vice-Captain Options – Mark Cosgrove, Arron Lilley, Rob Keogh

Dwaine Pretorius was consistent in producing points with a bat or a ball. Aaron Lilley was also good at winning lots of points.

Suggested game XI # 1 for the fantastic cricket:

guardian – Adam Rossington

Batters – Rob Keogh, Alex Wakely, Mark Cosgrove

All round – Joshua Cobb, Colin Ackermann (C), Dwaine Pretorius (VC)Callum Parkinson

bowlers – Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Graeme White

Suggested game No XI for Fantasy Cricket:

guardian – Lewis Hill

Batters – Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Mark Cosgrove (VC)

All roundJoshua Cobb (C)Colin Ackermann, Dwaine Pretorius, Faheem Ashraf

bowlers – Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Ben Sanderson

Expert Advice:

By examining the strengths of the two teams and the players of the respective team, the trio of Colin Ackermann, Dwaine Pretorius and Joshua Cobb must be among the first choice choices.

Probable winners:

Leicestershire should win this match.

* Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.