Leicestershire vs Derbyshire match prediction 28 May 2022

Match date · 28 May 2022 · 19:00 IST
  • Derbyshire have won three of their last five matches against Leicestershire.
  • Derbyshire captain Shan Masood has been in sublime form lately, scoring 844 runs in just nine County Championship 2022 innings.
  • Arron Lilley was Leicestershire's second-highest run-scorer in Vitality Blast 2021.
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LEI vs DER Match 15 South Group Predictions & Betting Tips

The 20th edition of the T20 Blast is underway from May 25, and it's time for match number fifteen between Leicestershire and Derbyshire (LEI vs DER). The match will be played at Grace Road in Leicester and will commence from 7 PM IST on Saturday, May 28. Both the teams have lost their opening matches of the tournament. While Leicestershire were thrashed by Durham with a 54-run defeat, Derbyshire lost their nail-biting contest against Birmingham Bears by three runs.

In the last season, both Leicestershire and Derbyshire had failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. LEI had finished sixth in the North group, winning just six out of their 14 matches. Derbyshire could manage only four wins from their 14 league matches and ended their 2021 campaign with an eighth spot finish in the 9-team North Group points table. In the Vitality Blast 2022, Leicestershire are currently at the bottom of the points table, while Derbyshire are occupying the seventh spot. As we gear up for match 15 of the English T20 league, I have brought you the best three betting tips from the LEI vs DER match 15 head-to-head encounter.

LEI vs DER Team Bet:

Mentioned below is the top team bet from the LEI vs DER head-to-head contest.

Derbyshire to win

Derbyshire and Leicestershire are two teams in the Vitality Blast 2022 who don't have major T20 superstars in their squad. But going by their recent form and record in the last five head-to-head encounters, Derbyshire are expected to have an upper hand against Leicestershire. Leicestershire were thrashed by 54 runs in their first match of the Vitality Blast 2022. Chasing 185 against Durham, the Colin Ackermann-led side were bundled out for 130 in just 17.5 overs. Six of their batsmen scored in single digits. Arron Lilley, one of the only two Leicestershire's batsmen to score over 350 runs in 2021 season, departed for nine runs, captain Colin Ackermann contributed with 15 runs as the top-4 batters, opener Hamish Rutherford registered a duck, and his batting partner Lewis Hill departed after scoring two runs. On the other hand, Derbyshire almost chased down a 201-run target against Carlos Brathwaite-led Birmingham Bears. Each of their batsmen except opener Luis Reece (12) got starts. Captain Shan Masood who was unstoppable in the recent County Championship 2022 matches scored quickfire 12 runs before Harry Came (23), Leus du Plooy (22), Wayne Madsen (20), Brooke Guest (54), Mattie McKiernan (26) and Mark Watt (17) chipped in with timely and significant contributions to take the team agonisingly close to the target. Derbyshire might have lost the match by three runs but they will enter the match against Leicestershire with a lot of confidence. Leicestershire have won 19 out of 36 matches against Derbyshire who have won 12, but the stats have been tilting towards the latter in the last few years. In their last five encounters, Derbyshire have emerged victorious three times. Leicestershire won one, while the other match was abandoned. What will also boost the confidence of Derbyshire is that they have remained unbeaten against Leicestershire in their last five matches at the Grace Road, the venue for Saturday's encounter. DER are clear favourites to win the match 15 of Vitality Blast 2022 against LEI. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.79 and place your bet on Surrey from the LEI vs DER head-to-head encounter.

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LEI vs DER Player Bets:

Shan Masood and Arron Lilley are my top two player betting tips for the LEI vs DER fifteenth match. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.

Shan Masood to score over 22.5 runs

Derbyshire captain and opener Shan Masood has been in red hot form lately and expecting him to score over 22.5 runs is a no-brainer. The 32-year-old Pakistan opener is the leading run-scorer in Division Two of County Championship 2022. Averaging 93.77, Masood has scored 844 runs in just nine innings. The right-hander scored three hundreds and as many fifties in the process. The formats are definitely different but there is no denying that Shan Masood is very well accustomed to the English condition. In his first match of the T20 Blast 2022, he scored only 12 runs but looked good during his 7-ball stay which saw him hit 2 boundaries. Before coming to England for the County Championship 2022, Masood featured in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021-22 for Multan Sultans. He finished the T20 tournament as the third-highest run-scorer. The Kuwait-born scored 478 runs at an average of 39.83. Overall, Masood has played 94 T20 matches to score 2238 runs at an average of 24.86. He has one hundred and 13 fifties to his name in the format. Considering Masood's form and average bowling unit of Leicestershire we expect him to score high in the LEI vs DER match 15 of the ongoing Vitality Blast 2022. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Shan Masood to score over 22.5 runs from the LEI vs DER head-to-head encounter.

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Arron Lilley to score over 15.5 runs

The last two Vitality Blast seasons for Leicestershire batsman Arron Lilley have been productive. In 2020, the 31-year-old scored 278 runs at an average of 30.88 in nine matches. The following year he scored 351 runs in 14 matches and was Leicestershire's second-highest run-scorer. There are expectations from him this year as well and he would look to deliver on them after scoring just nine runs in his first outing this year. Ahead of the tournament, Lilley played a few List A games and scored 41, 39 and 46 in his last three innings. With the highest score of 29, the right-hand batsman has scored 64 runs in five matches against Derbyshire. Overall, the Lancashire-born has featured in 109 T20 matches to score 1424 runs at an average of 20.34. On Saturday Arron Lilley has high chances of scoring over 15.5 runs to improve his record against Derbyshire and help his team win their first match in the Vitality Blast 2022. Our affiliate partner Pari Match is offering the odds of 1.87 for the same. So waste no time and head to the Pari Match website to place your bet on Arron Lilley from the LEI vs DER head-to-head encounter.

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My Picks:

Derbyshire to win - @ 1.79 (Pari Match)

Shan Masood to score over 22.5 runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Arron Lilley to score over 15.5 runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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