Friday, 27 May 2016

Sussex v Derbyshire championship preview

Just a short piece from me on this one, but I reckon somewhere near the south coast tonight, Ed Joyce must be in bed now, his trusty willow on the pillow beside him, ready to dream of carrying on where he left off at Derby a couple of weeks back.

Indeed, the Sussex side will be hoping that justice is done and they can get the win in this one that they were robbed of at Derby.

I've seen no news of our squad, but don't see many changes, unless Andy Carter is brought back after his efforts tonight.

Sussex name the following squad:

Danny Briggs
Ben Brown (c/wkt)
Harry Finch
Lewis Hatchett
Ed Joyce
Matt Machan
Steve Magoffin
Chris Nash
Ollie Robinson
Ajmal Shahzad
Ross Taylor
Luke Wells
Stuart Whittingham

Still no Chris Jordan and Luke Wright, but a good side, especially in batting. We will need to up our game considerably to come back with anything, but the talent, as they showed for much of the Kent game, is there.

It is just about sustaining the effort.

We'll see how it goes tomorrow.


notoveryet said...

I've just seen the squad, and Will Davis replaces Tom Milnes in what is otherwise the same squad. Given the desperate straits of our bowling, I can see the logic in giving Davis a chance, as he looked as if he had a bit of pedigree about him against the Australians last year, and Taylor looked badly out of sorts for much of the time against Kent. But unless Milnes has an unannounced injury, what has he done wrong as the unused squad member for the last two matches? I wasn't impressed by what I saw of Milnes last year so it's not an issue for me that he's not in the squad, but where is the logic in the selection decisions that are being made?

Doug said...

Where was the logic in offering Milnes a contract. Baffling decisions all round