Leicestershire (LEI) host Somerset (SOM) in their Group A clash of Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 at Grace Road on Friday, August 12. The match will start at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Led by Lewis Hill, Leicestershire have registered two wins and one loss in the ongoing edition of the English domestic One-Day Cup. With four points from three matches, Leicestershire are currently placed fifth in the Group A standings.
On the other hand, Somerset have struggled in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022. The Ben Green-led side are the only side in Group A to have failed to register a single victory. Having suffered defeats in all their three matches, Somerset are currently languishing at the bottom of the Group A standings.
LEI vs SOM Dream11 prediction
Hosts Leicestershire will start as overwhelming favourites against Somerset in their Group A clash on Friday.
The last time these two sides met, Leicestershire defeated Somerset by four wickets.
However, Somerset have won three of their last five matches against Leicestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Going by recent form and home advantage, Leicestershire are likely to secure a win over Somerset.
LEI vs SOM Dream11 team tips for Royal One-Day Cup 2022
Top Tip: Best batter
Leicestershire’s Nick Welch will be the batter to watch out for. The 24-year-old opener has scored 142 runs in three matches at an impressive average of 71 and a strike rate of 90.44. At 9 credits, Welch will be a worthy fantasy pick for this upcoming match.
Top Tip: Best bowler
As far as bowlers are concerned, one must pick Somerset’s Sonny Baker in their fantasy cricket team. The 19-year-old has been one of the standout bowlers in the tournament, claiming six wickets in two matches at an average of 14. Baker will be a smart pick in any fantasy team at 8 credits.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Among the all-rounders, picking Leicestershire all-rounder Wiaan Mulder in any fantasy team is a no-brainer. Mulder has scored 214 runs in three matches including one century and one fifty. He has also picked four wickets in the ongoing 50-over tournament so far. Mulder is a must-have fantasy pick for this match at 9 credits.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Somerset’s Steven Davies will be the preferred choice over Harry Swindells of Leicestershire due to his batter batting capabilities. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, the veteran gloveman Davies has scored 244 runs in eight matches at a strike rate of 105.62. At 9 credits, Davies could be a valuable addition to any fantasy team.
LEI vs SOM playing XI (probable)
Leicestershire playing XI (probable): Nick Welch, Rishi Patel, Louis Kimber, Lewis Hill (captain), Wiaan Mulder, Harry Swindells (wicket-keeper), Aaron Lilley, Tom Scriven, Roman Walker, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Wright
Somerset playing XI (probable): Matt Renshaw, Steven Davies (wicket-keeper), Lewis Goldsworthy, James Hildreth, George Bartlett, James Rew, Ben Green (captain), Kasey Aldridge, Jack Brooks, Alfie Ogborne, Sonny Baker
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