T20 Blast bite-size preview: Leicestershire Foxes

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The Foxes did not do overly well last season, finishing fourth in the North division and thus failing to exit the group stages. They won four out of 10 games with their veteran side.

<b>Brief Overview:</b> The Foxes did not do overly well last season, finishing fourth in the North division and thus failing to exit the group stages. They won four out of 10 games with their veteran side. Since then, they've lost the experience of Matthew Hoggard and Claude Henderson. Even their overseas signings are… experienced.

<b>Venue:</b> The foxes play at Grace Road in Leicester, one of the more scenic grounds on the circuit.

<b>Batsman To Watch:</b> Eyes will be on all-rounder Josh Cobb, who has been getting his eye in for the format with the club's second XI this month. He's scored a couple of fifties for the first side in the County Championship, and played for Central Districts in New Zealand's T20 contest earlier this year.

<b>Bowler To Watch:</b> Scotland all-rounder Rob Taylor is a valuable commodity with the bat, but more so with the ball. His left-arm medium pace proves tricky when trying to get the ball away, and he averages under 20 in the format. He took two wickets against England in the recent reduced ODI.

<b>Overseas Signings:</b> West Indies veteran Ramnaresh Sarwwan and former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris are on the books and have been for a a while. They also boast Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien, though he doesn't count as an overseas player.

<b>Know Your Mascot:</b> Charlie the Fox is Leicestershire's man on the sidelines. He was the winner of the MAscot Race in 2011, using his famous wiles to outfox the opposition. Honestly, he ran as though a pack of hounds was on his tail.

<b>Cricket365's Prediction:</b> Seventh in North Division.

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