T20 Blast 2024: Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Match Preview

Chester-le-Street will host T20 Blast 2024 North Group action between Durham and Leicestershire Foxes in the upcoming match on June 12, Wednesday. Both teams finds themselves with 4 points each after the first 4 matches of the tournament.

Hosts Durham is currently placed 8th in the North Group in T20 Blast 2024 season. They have so far acquired 4 points with 2 wins in 4 matches. Leicestershire Foxes on the other hand are currently placed 4th in the points table with the exact numbers as Durham, but it is the Net Run Rate in favour.

Durham Preview

Durham have so far recovered from their bad start to the season where they lost back-to-back 2 matches but won the next 2 matches in the tournament. They recently beat Warwickshire in their last match. They scored 194 runs batting first before getting Warwickshire bundled out for 168 runs.

Last 5 Matches: L, L, L, W, W

Predicted XI: Alex Lees (C), Graham Clark, Oliver Robinson (WK), David Bedingham, Ashton Turner, Haydon Mustard, Ben Raine, Nathan Sowter, Paul Couglin, Matthew Potts, Callum Parkinson

Leicestershire Foxes Preview

Leicestershire Foxes on the other hand have had success on the both ends of their fixtures while they lost the in between 2 matches. In total 4 matches played, Leicestershire have won 2 matches, including the most recent one to find themselves at number 4 in the points in North Group. They beat Worcestershire in their last match by 4 runs, stopping them to chase down their 176 runs total to win in a thriller.

Last 5 Matches: L, W, L, L, W

Predicted XI: Rishi Patel, Soloman Budinger, Peter Handscomb (C), Louis Kimber, Ben Cox (WK), Wiaan Mulder, Rehan Ahmed, Ben Mike, Lewis Goldworthy, Scott Currie, Josh Hull

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Pitch Report

The Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street will host the match on Wednesday, June 12. The pitch here offers a fairly competitive deck. It has a first inning average score of only 148 which suggests the batters will have to be at their best. The batting first side edges bowling first side with 45% win over 44% win for the latter. Pacers will enjoy here compare to spinners as the former type has taken 74 wickets here over spinners’ 37 wickets in the last 10 matches.

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Weather Report

According to early weather predictions, it will remain cloudy throughout the day in Chester-le-Street on matchday. The temperature will hover between 11-14°C. The wind speed will be around 8-10 KMPH and the humidity level will be between 68% to 82%.

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)
  • Digital: Sony LIV App, Durham YouTube channel.

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Head-to-Head

Whenever both Durham and Leicestershire have faced off against each other in the T20 format, it has been fairly competitive. In the last 10 matches, both the teams have won 5 matches each. However, in the last 5 matches, Leicestershire have won 3 of the matches, but Durham beat Leicestershire earlier in the season June 7 in Leicester.

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Top Players

South African wicketkeeper batter David Bedingham has been the best batter for Durham in the T20 Blast 2024 season. The 30-years-old has scored 106 runs in 2 matches at an average of 53.00 and strike rate of 179.66. He scored a scintillating 63 runs vs Warwickshire of just 27 balls.

Ben Raine, the English all-rounder, is the highest wicket-taker for Durham in the Blast 2024 season. He has taken 7 wickets in 4 innings, including a 5 wicket-haul vs Warwickshire in their last match.

23-years-old Scott Currie is currently the top wicket-taker for Leicestershire Foxes in the Blast 2024. He has reached here with consistent performance. He took 2 wickets in the previous match vs Worcestershire.

Aussie batter Peter Handscomb has been the main man with the bat for the Leicestershire Foxes. The Australian 33-years-old batter has scored 107 runs in 4 innings at an average of 53.50 and strike rate of 124.42.

Durham vs Leicestershire Foxes Match Winner Prediction

The head-to-head records suggest that when these two teams take on each other, it will be a great competition again. However, Stake.com believes that Durham’s win vs the same opposition on June 7 in the same competition see Durham having an advantage with 1.70 winning odds to 2.10 odds of Leicestershire.

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