Leicestershire are favourites to win
Northamptonshire Steelbacks will take on Leicestershire Foxes in the 2022 Vitality Blast. The game will be played at The County Ground, Northampton starting at 18:30 local time on Wednesday June 1st.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks were unable to complete their fixture against Notts Outlaws on Monday evening after wet weather at Trent Bridge ended the game after 18 overs. Prior to that match they had been thrashed by 125 runs (DLS) by Birmingham Bears and had beaten Durham by 31 runs. Against Notts Outlaws, Australian pace bowler Matthew Kelly was particularly impressive, dismissing Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney. Ben Sanderson and Freddie Heldreich both picked up a dismissal each.
Leicestershire Foxes lost their opening two matches to Durham by 54 runs and to Derbyshire Falcons by 70 runs but bounced back to get their first win of the campaign at Headingley against Yorkshire on Sunday afternoon. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the Foxes recovered from 51-4 to post 188-7. Captain Colin Ackermann and Rishi Patel both scored half-centuries in the middle-order. Afghanistan quick bowler Naveen ul-Haq then took 3-34 as Yorkshire were restricted to 157-9.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
The match will be played at The County Ground, Northampton. There were 415 runs scored at this ground on Friday evening on a batter friendly surface and this pitch should be very similar.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Matthew Kelly, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich
Scott Steel, Hamish Rutherford, Arron Lilley, Lewis Hill (wk), Colin Ackermann (c), Rishi Patel, Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Roman Walker, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq
This should be an exciting game on a good batting wicket with two teams who have strong bowling attacks. It would be no surprise if both teams score over 200 runs and we are predicting a close match with Leicestershire Foxes getting the victory.
Leicestershire are favourites to beat Northamptonshire