T20 Blast 2024: Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Match Preview

Headingley Stadium in Leeds on Sunday on June 16 will host Yorkshire vs Leicestershire in the T20 Blast 2024 North Group action. This is going to be much important match for the Yorkshire side as they chases top of the table Lancashire, who are running away with it with consistent performance. Meanwhile, Leicestershire won’t make it easy for as a win for them will bring them in contention for a top spot finish.

Yorkshire Preview

Yorkshire have been in great form in the Vitality Blast 2024 season, but they lacking behind top of the table Lancashire, who have 10 points from 6 matches. Yorkshire meanwhile have 6 points from 5 matches with 3 wins and 2 defeats. They lost their most recent match vs Warwickshire on June 14.

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

Predicted XI: Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Shan Masood (c), Joe Root, Donovan Ferreira (wk), Matthew Revis, Jordan Thompson, Dominic Bess, Jafer Chohan, Conor McKerr, Daniel Moriarty

Leicestershire Preview

6th placed Leicestershire meanwhile themselves would be in contention for the top spot if they get the better of Yorkshire. Leicestershire also have 6 points from 6 matches and a win will take them to 8 points on Sunday. They come into this match with loss against top of the table Lancashire.

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

Predicted XI: Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells, Peter Handscomb (c), Louis Kimber, Wiaan Mulder, Ben Cox (wk), Ben Mike, Rehan Ahmed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Scott Currie, Josh Hull

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Pitch Report

Headingley Stadium in Leeds features a balanced pitch with an average first innings score of 164 in T20 matches. Teams batting first have a winning percentage of 53%, compared to a 35% win rate for teams bowling first. The pitch generally favors pace bowlers over spinners.

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Weather Report

Other than few passing shower around the mid-day, it is very likely to be clear sky over Leeds for this Yorkshire vs Leicestershire match. The temperature at high will be 17°C while at low it will be 11°C. There will be moderate wind speed of 26 KMPH with the chances of precipitation at 10%.

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)
    Digital: Sony LIV, Yorkshire YouTube channel

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Head-to-Head

Both Yorkshire and Leicestershire are two really competitive sides, not just this season but over the past years also. In the last 10 head-to-head matches between the two sides, both the sides have won 5 matches each.

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Key Players

Rishi Patel, 25, has been a great run scoring outlet for the Leicestershire Foxes. Patel has scored 217 runs in 6 matches at an average of 36.17 and strike rate of 134.78.

Scott Currie, the 26-years-old right-arm medium pacer is the leading wicket-taker for the Leicestershire in the Vitality Blast 2024 season with 10 wickets from 6 matches.

Dawid Malan, the England international and once T20s best batter in the world is finally showing his quality for the Yorkshire. He has been consistently doing well throughout the tournament as he has scored 191 runs in 5 matches at an average of 47.75 and strike rate of 139.42.

Jordan Thompson, the 28-years-old right-arm medium pacer is the highest wicket-taker for the Yorkshire, who have struggled with taking wickets. Thompson has 8 wickets in 5 matches.

Yorkshire vs Leicestershire Match Winner Prediction

Despite both the teams being really good this season so far, Yorkshire has much better quality of players, which might just help them pip Leicestershire. That’s why, Yorkshire is favourite to win the match with 1.52 odds to Leicestershire’s 2.45 odds.

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