Thursday, 16 June 2016

Derbyshire v Warwickshire T20 preview

One way or another, Derbyshire could get four in a row tomorrow night.

A fourth straight win under John Sadler would do very nicely, although the weather forecast is sufficiently 'iffy' to suggest a fourth straight washout is far from impossible.

Derbyshire name the same thirteen that has become the standard  of late. Jimmy Neesham kept his eye in playing for Kimberley at the weekend, with 67 from just 37 balls, before taking 3-26 with the ball (thanks for the information, David!) He and the rest of the side will need to be at their best tomorrow against a strengthened visiting side from the one we were due to play earlier in the week.

Chris Woakes and New Zealand wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi come into their squad, which looks very competitive:

Bell, Adair, Clarke, Evans, Gordon, Hain, Hannon-Dalby, Javid, Patel, Poysden, Ronchi, Thomason, Woakes

Having said that, our own squad looks good for this format and shouldn't be afraid of any opposition. The home squad:

Billy Godleman
Chesney Hughes
Hamish Rutherford
Neil Broom
Wayne Madsen
Jimmy Neesham
Ben Slater
Alex Hughes
Shiv Thakor
Matt Critchley
Tom Poynton
Ben Cotton
Andy Carter

I think there's enough in the home side to nick this one, irrespective of the visiting strength.

It might well be a good game to win, as Yorkshire on Sunday will have their England quintet of Root, Rashid, Plunkett, Bairstow and Willey available.

Now THAT will be tough...

Finally tonight, there's been no news all week about the outcome of this week's board meeting over the coaching position.

Perhaps something will be announced tomorrow, ahead of the game. Logic suggests something is done sooner, rather than later, as it is unfair on everyone involved to leave things 'hanging' as they are at present.

May common sense prevail and John Sadler get the job until the end of the summer. I fail to see what more he could have done to secure the role and no one could come in and do better at this stage.

Fingers crossed...

1 comment:

daisypod said...

Yes.fingers Xd for fri nights T20.
May the rain abate.even just for the evening hours.
Ps concurr re sadler
"If it aint broke..dont fix it",