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O'Brien back for Foxes

Leicestershie Foxes welcome back Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O’Brien for the East Midlands derby with Northants Steelbacks at Grace Road.

O’Brien has missed Leicestershire’s last two NatWest T20 Blast games, a victory over Durham Jets and defeat to Yorkshire Vikings that have left them second-from-bottom in the North Group.

The Foxes are without injured seamer Richard Jones, who took a personal-best 5-34 versus Lancashire Lightning in his sole Blast appearance.

Holders Northants, who are two points behind the quarter-final spots, have named an unchanged squad from yesterday’s defeat of Birmingham Bears at Wantage Road.

That means they have on-loan Adam Rossington again available as he covers for injured batsmen David Sales, Rob Keogh and Rob Newton.

The game sees Josh Cobb and Davild Willey, who have both been man of the match in T20 finals, go head-to-head.

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