Derbyshire have named a 13-player squad for their opening Metro Bank One Day Cup fixture against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, starting tomorrow (11am).
Seamer, Suranga Lakmal, returns to the squad after recovering from a groin injury, but on-loan batter, David Lloyd, won’t feature, as he is ineligible to face his parent club.
Haider Ali and Luis Reece made half-centuries in the opening game of the competition against Gloucestershire, and they will be looking to replicate that form on home turf, with Harry Came and Brooke Guest also looking to build on promising starts with the bat.
12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
04. Harry Came
29. Brooke Guest (c/wk)
24. Tom Wood
07. Matt Lamb
65. Anuj Dal
15. Alex Thomson
21. Mattie McKiernan
51. Mark Watt
26. Nick Potts
82. Suranga Lakmal
59. Sam Conners
Glamorgan are hoping to gain inspiration from their 2021 campaign, which saw them lift the Metro Bank One Day Cup trophy, as they embark on the 2023 competition.
The Welsh county are missing wicketkeeper-batter, Chris Cooke, and all-rounder, Dan Douthwaite, to The Hundred and Club Captain, David Lloyd, who is on loan at Derbyshire, but their side remains strong, with the likes of Colin Ingram and Kiran Carlson remaining key wickets.
With the ball, Timm van der Gugten will want to translate his fine form from the LV= County Championship into the white ball game.
Luis Reece says Derbyshire will be taking lessons from their opening game defeat to Gloucestershire into this Sunday’s game against Glamorgan.
Reece was one of two half-centurions in the innings, but Derbyshire struggled to keep it tight with the ball and were beaten with 5.4 overs to spare at Cheltenham.
With Derbyshire set to play their first home 50-over game of the season this weekend, Reece says the whole squad must take responsibility to contribute to a winning cause.
“It’s about learning quickly and making sure our skills are where we want them to be,” he said.
“Against Gloucestershire, they played the smarter cricket, and that’s something we have rectify for our next game, to make sure we are the smartest team on the park, to try to play clever and brave cricket.
“That starts by just turning the heat up a bit, with players putting their hands up and trying to put in the match-winning performances. We all know that, but if we’re serious about getting to the next stage of the competition, we need to start winning some game for Derbyshire.”
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