England players set to face Derbyshire

Friday 24th March 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

A number of England players are due to visit The 3aaa County Ground in the early part of the season, including Nottinghamshire trio Stuart Broad, Alex Hales and Jake Ball.

The ECB have announced that the majority of England’s centrally contracted players will be available to play for their counties during the first months of the domestic season.

Derbyshire Falcons face Notts Outlaws in Royal London One-Day Cup action on Tuesday 2 May and fast bowlers Broad and Ball, plus hard-hitting batsman Hales, are all available for the fixture.

30-year-old Broad has played 121 ODIs for England and taken 178 wickets, whilst Hales has five centuries in his 41 matches. Ball broke into the national side in 2016 and has since played three Tests and six ODIs, with best bowling figures of 5-51 against Bangladesh.

Ben Duckett is also likely to face Derbyshire when they play Northamptonshire in both the Specsavers County Championship opener, starting on Sunday 14 April, and the Royal London One-Day Cup fixture later in the month.

Similarly to Ball, Duckett burst onto the international scene last year and has a reputation for destructive top-order batting. To date he has played 44 List A matches at a batting average of 48.41 and strike rate over 100.

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