Derbyshire have named a 13-man squad for their LV= County Championship fixture against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, starting tomorrow (11am).
Shan Masood enters the game as the country’s leading run-scorer (826), 174 away from reaching 1,000 first-class runs before the end of May, a feat only managed achieved nine times in the history of the game.
Captain Billy Godleman will lead the side containing new loan-signing, Liam Hurt, who has joined Derbyshire from Lancashire for the fixture against Nottinghamshire.
Wayne Madsen, Anuj Dal and Brooke Guest have all been in fine form of late, with the former only failing to reach 50 in one of his last six innings, while Guest and Dal have a combined three centuries in the last two matches.
Sam Conners claimed his second first-class five-wicket haul last time out against Worcestershire, meaning he and Suranga Lakmal have claimed 36 wickets between them.
1. Billy Godleman
94. Shan Masood
10. Luis Reece
76. Leus du Plooy
77. Wayne Madsen
29. Brooke Guest
15. Alex Thomson
65. Anuj Dal
18. Alex Hughes
82: Suranga Lakmal
59. Sam Conners
26. Nick Potts
22. Liam Hurt
After having a successful return to play against Glamorgan, Ryan Sidebottom has had a recurrence of his hamstring injury and has started rehabilitation.
Ben Aitchison’s recovery from a spinal bone injury is progressing according to plan, although no return to play date has been set, likewise Tom Wood remains out.
Nottinghamshire sit second in the LV= County Championship Division Two table, 11 points behind leaders Middlesex.
England international, Ben Duckett, is Nottinghamshire’s leading run-scorer, with 496 runs at an average 62, just ahead of captain Steven Mullaney, who’s on 458 with two centuries and one half-century.
Liam Patterson-White’s 19 wickets at 21.31 have been a key reason for Nottinghamshire’s strong start to the campaign, while the evergreen Luke Fletcher has taken 13 wickets at an average of 26.23.
Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, gives his assessment of Derbyshire’s draw with Worcestershire at The Incora County Ground.
Derbyshire are unbeaten after five LV= County Championship fixtures, while batter Shan Masood is the leading run-scorer in the country with 826 from just seven innings.
With a huge clash with Nottinghamshire starting on Thursday, Arthur says he’s delighted with Derbyshire’s start to the season.
Click the video above to watch the full interview.
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