Pre-Match Pack: Sussex

Monday 11th September 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire has named a 13-man squad for the penultimate away Specsavers County Championship game of the season against Sussex, starting on Tuesday 12 September; 10.30am.

Imran Tahir and Gary Wilson will both miss the fixture as they are away on international duty. Tahir has joined up with the World XI side to face Pakistan, while Wilson is with Ireland ahead of their ODI versus West Indies.

Batsman Callum Brodrick has been added to the squad that faced Glamorgan last time out.

Derbyshire come into this game having tasted defeat only once in their last 10 visits to Hove, winning seven and drawing two. Their only defeat came in the most recent fixture in 2016.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
10. Luis Reece
26. Ben Slater
77. Wayne Madsen
18. Alex Hughes
20. Matt Critchley
2. Callum Brodrick
16. Harvey Hosein
28. Tony Palladino
7. Hardus Viljoen
44. Will Davis
25. Harry Podmore
75. Hamidullah Qadri


Sussex currently sit in fourth place in Division Two, level on points with third place Northamptonshire.

Pace bowler Jofra Archer is playing only his second season of first-class cricket, but he has already made a very good name for himself, taking career best figures of 7-67 against Kent, going on to hit a career best 81 not out later in the season.

Opening batsman Luke Wells has been in fine form for Sussex this season, having hit a career best 258 earlier in the season against Durham as well as boasting an impressive average of 60 for the year.

Former West Indies international Jerome Taylor adds some valuable experience to the Sussex squad, having taken 130 Test match wickets before announcing his international retirement in April.

England international Chris Jordan will miss the fixture as he prepares for the ODI series against West Indies.

Sussex Squad: Yet to be announced.

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