Friday, 9 August 2013

Surrey v Derbyshire preview

Grand day out in London for Derbyshire on Sunday, when they play Surrey in the YB40. It is not yet beyond the realms of possibility that we could qualify in this group and a good display will keep the 'feel good' factor going for a while longer.

Karl Krikken has announced the following squad:

Wes Durston
Chesney Hughes
Paul Borrington
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Wayne Madsen
Ben Slater
Alex Hughes
Tom Poynton
Richard Johnson
Dan Redfern
David Wainwright
Peter Burgoyne
Mark Footitt
Tim Groenewald
Mark Turner

While acknowledging the suggestion to keep Ben Slater involved from a contributor the other day, I suspect that he, Johnson and Turner will miss out, together with one from Wainwright, Redfern and Borrington.

Surrey have rested several players for the game, including  Steven Davies, Jade Dernbach, Jon Lewis and Zafar Ansari. Their squad is as follows:

Gareth Batty
Rory Burns
Tom Curran
Zander de Bruyn
George Edwards
Arun Harinath
Tom Jewell
Gary Keedy
Tim Linley
Jason Roy
Vikram Solanki
Gary Wilson
Freddie van den Bergh

There's a good mix of youth and experience in that squad, but Derbyshire, as they have shown with wins over Sussex and Nottinghamshire recently, have enough talent to beat anyone if they remain focused and play their best purposeful cricket

I'll forecast a win here, as long as we can take early wickets and remove the dangerous Roy and Solanki.

If  we manage that, there's even more to play for than we envisaged a week or so back

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