Difficult. Talking up the Foxes chances in four day cricket is like trying to sound confident about England winning a Test match in Asia. Nevertheless, we can offer that Will Jefferson is a decent batsman, captain Matthew Hoggard will give it his all, new ball partner Nathan Buck is a promising cricketer and Ramnaresh Sarwan is an interesting choice as overseas player.
The squad actually appears weaker than the one that finished bottom by 61 points in 2011. Their best batsman James Taylor has been whisked off to Trent Bridge - as has Harry Gurney - and the effervescent Paul Nixon has retired. It's high time the county stopped being a feeder club to the greedy harlots residing at Trent Bridge.
Sarwan certainly has the talent but does he have the appetite any more? So we'll go with Nathan Buck. 2011 saw a disappointing return of 24 championship wickets at 46.50 for the talented youngster, but he looks to have enough about him to get the Nottinghamshire scouts salivating.
Look out for
Scouts and representatives from Nottinghamshire outnumbering the locals at Grace Road.
9th - but maybe not as distant a last as last year.
2011 County Cricket Review: including Heroes of the Season, Best and Worst XIs, and a whole host of other nonsense
County Championship 2011 Preview - Leicestershire
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