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T20 BLAST – 2ND QUARTER-FINAL – GLAMORGAN VS LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES – FANTASY PREVIEW

The south group team Glamorgan hosts second Quarter-Final match against Leicestershire Foxes in the on-going T20 Blast tournament. Glamorgan finished at top of the table in the south group and their opponent Foxes finished at fourth in north group points table. 2nd Quarter-Final match between Glamorgan vs Leicestershire Foxes scheduled to start at 6:30 PM Local | 11 PM IST on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017.

 

GLAMORGAN :

Glamorgan lost only 3 out of 14 matches in the group stage this year. They have won 7 matches and rest four matches were washed out due to rain. With 18 points, Glamorgan finished at top of the points table and got an opportunity to play all important quarter-final at home. Veteran South African Jacques Rudolph leads Glamorgan in this shortest format tournament. Glamorgan has strong top 4 in their batting order. Aneurin Donald opens the innings along with Nicholas Selman. Both the openers are in good form and producing confident starts for their team. The 20-years old Aneurin Donald plays with consistency and his recent performances assures him as a key player for Glamorgan. His partner Selman batted well against Somerset and scored match winning 66 runs. He could come with another good knock in this game. The experienced Colin Ingram bats at no. 3 for Glamorgan. He is good batsman who could change the game single handedly with his power-hitting. He also offers part-time bowling which are well effected sometimes. Captain Rudolph is the other experienced batsman, he had very good season in the first half but struggles bit in recent matches. With the experiences he has, could possibly come with big innings on Wednesday.

The wicket keeper Chris Cooke and the all rounder Graham Wagg take cares of Glamorgan’s batting in the middle-order. Both are playing quick and useful knocks in the end overs for Glamorgan and deserves a place in your team as a wicket keeper and an all rounder. Craig Meschede is not in great form with both bat and bowl. He struggles to score runs and also struggles with bowl by conceding runs. Still he kept his place in almost every match at group stage. South Africa’s Marchant de Lange and Michael Hogan ran through Middlesex batting in their last match. Both of them shared 3 wickets each in that game and also performed well throughout the season. These two are key and impact bowlers for Glamorgan. Andrew Salter is the other bowler in the side who bowls decent spells. Glamorgan squad is yet to be announced, we hope that they will play with an unchanged XI on Wednesday.

 

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES :

Leicestershire Foxes started their season with four consecutive wins, then they lost their momentum in mid of the season. But regained their form back at right time and qualified for the knockout stage by winning last four Group matches in a row. Former Australian pacer Clint McKay leads this Foxes side and his captaincy helps the side a lot. With four victories in a row Foxes looks very confident at the moment and they will look to keep their momentum high by winning this game against Glamorgan. Foxes openers are Cameron Delport and Luke Ronchi. Both are good hard-hitting T20 specialist players and plays their shots from very first ball. Delport smashed an unbeaten century in the last match against Nottinghamshire on last Friday. He also contributes with his handy part-time bowling. He is a key player for sure. His partner Ronchi also in good form, he scored back-to-back half-centuries last week and his power-hitting skills are key for Foxes. Big man Mark Cosgrove also in fine form who smashed 77, 79, 0, 57* and 37 runs respectively in his last 5 batting innings. He deserves a place in each fantasy teams based on his current form.

Colin Ackermann, Ned Eckersley, Aadil Ali and Tom Wells are playing in the middle-order for Foxes. Ackermann managed to score 5 runs each in last 2 innings. Before that he scored match winning 58 runs. He has abilities to turn the match on his team’s favor and that what expected from him on Wednesday night. Ned Eckersley back in the side and scored quick 30 runs in the last game. Aadil Ali and Tom Wells did not contribute much with bat in recent matches, but contributes with their part time bowling. Captain Clint McKay performs well with bowling and also with his captaincy. He picks wickets in almost every match and assures more wickets in this game. Mathew Pillans done a great job by picking 3 wickets in the last game. He bowled several key spells and expects another one on this game. Callum Parkinson also bowled good spells in various matches. He is capable of picking wickets and could surprise you with wicket taking spells.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

GLAMORGAN :

  • Colin Ingram
  • Aneurin Donald
  • Jacques Rudolph
  • Nicholas Selman
  • Graham Wagg
  • Marchant de Lange
  • Michael Hogan

 

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES :

  • Mark Cosgrove
  • Cameron Delport
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Ned Eckersley
  • Mathew Pillans
  • Clint McKay
  • Callum Parkinson

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

GLAMORGAN :

1. Aneurin Donald, 2. Nicholas Selman, 3. Colin Ingram, 4. Jacques Rudolph, 5. Chris Cooke, 6. Graham Wagg, 7. Craig Meschede, 8. Kiran Carlson / Lukas Carey, 9. Marchant de Lange, 10. Andrew Salter, 11. Michael Hogan

LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES :

1. Cameron Delport, 2. Luke Ronchi, 3. Mark Cosgrove, 4. Colin Ackermann, 5. Ned Eckersley, 6. Aadil Ali / Lewis Hill, 7. Tom Wells, 8. Mathew Pillans, 9. Clint McKay, 10. Gavin Griffths, 11. Callum Parkinson.

 

 

 

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