Derbyshire have named a 13-man squad for their LV= County Championship fixture against Leicestershire at The Uptonsteel County Ground, starting tomorrow (11am).
Shan Masood struck 239 in his first innings at The Incora County Ground last week, adding to two half-centuries against Middlesex at Lord’s on his Derbyshire debut, and the opener will be looking to continue his good form against Leicestershire this week. Masood and Billy Godleman join Brooke Guest, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Luis Reece and Harry Came as options for the top-order
Sam Conners reached double-figures for wickets this season against Sussex, he and Suranga Lakmal will be aiming to make the new ball count at Leicester, with seamers Anuj Dal and Nick Potts also looking to build on good starts to the season.
All-rounders Alex Thomson and Mattie McKiernan are named in the squad, with the former having made his maiden first-class half-century last week.
1. Billy Godleman
94. Shan Masood
10. Luis Reece
4. Harry Came
76. Leus du Plooy
77. Wayne Madsen
29. Brooke Guest
15. Alex Thomson
65. Anuj Dal
21. Mattie McKiernan
82: Suranga Lakmal
59. Sam Conners
26. Nick Potts
George Scrimshaw is showing continued improvements with rehab from his side strain, while seamer Ryan Sidebottom continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Tom Wood and Ben Aitchison (spinal bone injury) remain out, with no return to play date currently stated.
Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said he was impressed with Derbyshire’s cricket over all four days of their LV= County Championship draw with Sussex.
After asking Sussex to follow-on, Derbyshire led by 331 at the start of Day Three, but double-hundreds by Tom Haines and Chateshwar Pujara saved the game for the visitors.
Arthur felt that Derbyshire’s intensity and discipline was good across the game, and they didn’t always get the rewards their bowling deserved on the final day.
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