Dan Moriarty has got the attention in his first season, with his impressive bowling skills.
Leicestershire will go head-to-head against Surrey in the Group 1 contest of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Saturday. Leicestershire started the tournament on a winning note, but thereafter, it has been a completely different story, where they lost 3 back-to-back matches. They shared points with Glamorgan in the previous game as the rain came in the mid-way of the match.
Meanwhile, Surrey will be disappointed as two of their matches were washed away by rain, handing them 2 points. They are in a fairly decent position at the 6th spot of the table, having won two and lost one match. They will be praying for a full game on Saturday.
Leicestershire vs Surrey, Group 1
Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
Date & Time: August 7th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
It’s a flat batting surface where bowlers need to be on top of their game to control the run-flow as the boundaries are pretty small. We have witnessed even 300 plus runs have been successfully chased here and hence bowling first is a preferable option.
Probable Playing XIs for LEI vs SUR:
Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells (wk), Sam Evans, Lewis Hill (c), George Rhodes, Arron Lilley, Louis Kimber / Ben Mike, Ed Barnes, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis / Roman Walker, Rehan Ahmed
Mark Stoneman, Ben Geddes, Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith (c & wk), Nico Reifer, Tim David, Rikki Clarke, Nick Kimber, Conor McKerr, Matt Dunn, Dan Moriarty
Top Picks for LEI vs SUR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Leicestershire
Rishi Patel is the key player for Leicestershire at the top of the order. He would want to carry his team forward by giving good starts. So far in this tournament, he has scored 218 runs, including one century and a half-century.
Lewis Hill didn’t extend his good start after scoring a century and a half-century in the first two matches. In 4 innings in this tournament, he has scored 196 runs at an average of 49.
Top Picks – Surrey
Gutsy left-hander, Mark Stoneman has vast experience and knows how to approach the innings early on. He has mustered 145 runs in 4 innings so far in this tournament, at an average of 72.5, with the highest score of 73*.
Ryan Patel is still in the early days of his career but has shown a lot of promise. He can be a long-term asset for Surrey in the future. In 3 innings in this tournament, he has scored 155 runs, including a magical knock 131 runs against Nottinghamshire.
LEI vs SUR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LEI vs SUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jamie Smith, Harry Swindells, Mark Stoneman (vc), Rishi Patel (c), Lewis Hill, Ryan Patel, Rikki Clarke, Arron Lilley, Dan Moriarty, Conor McKerr, Rehan Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LEI vs SUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jamie Smith, Mark Stoneman, Rishi Patel, Lewis Hill (vc), Tim David, Ryan Patel (c), George Rhodes, Arron Lilley, Dan Moriarty, Matt Dunn, Roman Walker
LEI vs SUR Risky Captaincy Choices:
George Rhodes has picked up 5 wickets and has scored 63 runs with the bat. Considering his all-round performances, you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Jamie Smith has notched 82 runs in 3 innings in this tournament. You can take a risk and pick him as your Dream11 fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Louis Kimber is inexperienced at this level. He has scored only 39 runs in 3 innings in his entire List A career, and hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.