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Pre-Match Pack: Northamptonshire Steelbacks (H)

Sunday 28th May 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire Falcons have named a 14-player squad for their Vitality Blast clash with Northamptonshire Steelbacks, starting tomorrow (3pm). 

Wayne Madsen has scored half-centuries in each of his opening two T20 innings of the season and will be hoping to keep that form going against the Steelbacks, with Leus du Plooy set to captain in a Vitality Blast game at The Incora County Ground for the first time.

Zak Chappell has shown quality with the ball so far, taking four wickets at an average of 15.50 and an economy rate of 7.75, while Pakistan international Zaman Khan and George Scrimshaw have combined for seven wickets in two games.

Wicketkeeper-batter, Brooke Guest, returns from a minor hamstring strain to replace Aneurin Donald, who returns to Hampshire.


Derbyshire Squad:

12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
24. Tom Wood
77. Wayne Madsen
76. Leus du Plooy (c)
29. Brooke Guest (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

Northants Steelbacks have lost their opening two games of the Vitality Blast and will be aiming to put in a better showing at The Incora County Ground.

Australian batter, Chris Lynn, is known for his big-hitting prowess and will be looking to kickstart his second stint with Northants next week, after two difficult innings.

Tom Taylor’s three wickets put him top of the Northants charts, with captain David Willey looking to make more of impact with bat and ball, having returned to the club from Yorkshire this year.


Pre-Match Talk

Wayne Madsen gives his thoughts on Derbyshire Falcons defeat to Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge. 

Madsen, who made it back-to-back half-centuries in the Vitality Blast, discusses Derbyshire’s disappointing start to the competition and their hopes to bounce back against Northants Steelbacks on Monday.


How to follow

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

Our Match Centre includes live streaming, 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!

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