Durham vs Leicestershire – North Group T20 Blast Betting Tips

Durham will face Leicestershire in the North Group fixture of the Vitality T20 Blast at the Chester-le-Street on Friday. 

The home team are still very much in the mix to cement their spot in the next stage of the competition as they currently have 11 points after 10 matches played. 

However, the coaching staff will be concerned about the team’s recent performances where they’ve suffered three defeats in the last four outings. 

Therefore, the management will be hoping that on Friday, the players will finally be able to turn things around and secure a much-needed win to get things back on track. 

On the other hand, Leicestershire are in desperate need of a positive result as they are placed on the bottom of the league table with just six points after 10 matches. 

The team management will be hoping to see a much better show from the players in a match where the team’s future in the competition will be on the line. 

Both teams have competed 33 times in the history of the Vitality T20 Blast where Durham have a better record with 18 wins compared to 13 victories of Leicestershire.

In the previous five fixtures, Durham’s record is even more impressive where the side managed to secure four wins and just suffered a solitary defeat.

Durham Team News

After suffering three defeats in the last four matches, Durham’s team management might look to make some significant changes in the playing XI for their match against Leicestershire. 

The batting form of star all-rounder Ben Stokes remains a concern—not only for Durham’s team management but also for England’s backroom staff—as he has only managed to score 95 runs in five innings in the competition. 

In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Cameron Bancroft and openers Graham Clark, David Bedingham to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to defend 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Matty Potts, Stokes and Ben Renie to produce timely breakthroughs.

Leicestershire Team News

After suffering two back-to-back defeats, Leicestershire’s team management are likely to make some significant changes to freshen things up ahead of the all-important clash. 

In the batting department, the team management will be relying heavily on the likes of wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis, opener Scott Steel, top-order batsman Arron Lilley and Captain Colin Ackermann to score timely breakthroughs. 

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Naveen-ul-Haq, Gavin Griffiths along with the spin duo of Callum Parkinson and Ackermann to produce timely breakthroughs. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host Durham will be the favorites to win the North Group game of the Vitality T20 Blast competition to be played at Chester-le-Street. For this game, Durham are placed at 1.58 odds, while Leicestershire are placed at 2.28 odds

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams are coming in this match in not a great form which is why it is hard to predict the eventual winner. 

However, looking at the team’s overall composition, Durham looks like a far solid team compared to their rivals where few individuals are trying to keep the team alive in the contest. 

Therefore, the prediction is for the Bancroft-led unit to strengthen their position in a bid to secure a spot in the next round by winning the next match on Friday.

Tip 1- Durham’s excellent head to head record against Leicestershire

After losing their previous game against Northamptonshire, Durham will be looking to get back to winning ways in this home fixture.

The side will take heart from the fact that they have an excellent head-to-head record against Leicestershire. Since 2018 T20 Blast, Durham has dominated the proceedings and managed to win six matches out of seven played against Leicestershire. So we expect Durham to register a comfortable win over [email protected].

Tip 2- Cameron Bancroft leading from the front with the bat

Durham Skipper has delivered decent scores for the side so far this season. With 246 runs at a strike rate of 124.24, Bancroft is Durham’s leading run-scorer in the competition.

Given his experience of playing in the competition, Bancroft will be keen to deliver notable score for Durham in this must-win game.

So we expect Cameron Bancroft to score 25 runs or more in this [email protected].


Expect Durham to Leicestershire by a comfortable margin at Chester-le-Street.

  1. Durham to register a comfortable win over Leicestershire- [email protected].
  2. Cameron Bancroft to score 25 runs or more in this fixture- [email protected].

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