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Pre-Match Pack: Lancashire Lightning - Blast Off

Friday 19th May 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 14-player squad for the opening Vitality Blast fixture against Lancashire Lightning at Edgbaston, as part of Blast Off. 

Pakistan fast bowler, Zaman Khan, is named in the squad after arriving in England this week, while George Scrimshaw could be in line for his first appearance of the season, after taking 23 T20 wickets in 2022.

Aneurin Donald could make his Derbyshire Falcons debut after joining the Club on a short-term loan from Hampshire, while Brooke Guest missing out due to a minor hamstring strain.


Derbyshire Squad:

12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
24. Tom Wood
77. Wayne Madsen
76. Leus du Plooy (c)
20. Aneurin Donald (wk)
65. Anuj Dal
21. Mattie McKiernan
15. Alex Thomson
32. Zak Chappell
51. Mark Watt
9. George Scrimshaw
99. Zaman Khan
11. Ben Aitchison


The Opposition

Lancashire Lightning finished as runners up in the 2022 Vitality Blast, falling to a dramatic final ball defeat to Hampshire at Finals Day. 

New signings, Colin de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell add international quality to a strong lineup, with England internationals Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson and Richard Gleeson part of the bowling attack.


Pre-Match Talk

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, looks ahead to Blast Off, as Derbyshire Falcons kick off the 2023 Vitality Blast against Lancahire Lightning at Edgbaston.

In this exclusive interview, Arthur discusses his how the T20 side is shaping up, the arrivals of Zaman Khan and Aneurin Donald, as well as his thoughts on the historic double-header event.

Click the video above to watch the full interview. 


How to follow

Derbyshire Falcons’ Vitality Blast fixture against Lancashire Lightning will be covered live on the club website, through our improved Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

Our Match Centre includes in-play live scorecards, ball by ball commentary and statistics, everything you need to stay up-to-date, no matter where you’re following from!

Please note this fixture is being shown live on Sky Sports and will not be live streamed. 

Updates will also be provides via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss a moment of the action.

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