Derbyshire Abroad: Duo in Bangladesh and Donald destruction

Wednesday 14th February 2024

In our latest recap of Derbyshire Abroad, we cover the eight players currently abroad or involved in cricket overseas, with some notable and impressive performances produced over the last fortnight.

Mohammad Amir

Ever-reliable left-armer seamer Amir had another impressive T20 tournament, this time in the ILT20, but unfortunately the Desert Vipers failed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Having won the previous tournament he played in the Middle East, the UAE T10, he headed back to this region of the world full of confidence, and the former T20 World Cup winner showed his experience and skill as one of the standout bowlers of the tournament.

Amir finished the tournament with 12 wickets at an average of 21.08 and an economy rate of 7.66.

He will now head back to his native Pakistan, as he prepares for the upcoming PSL with side Quetta Gladiators.

Pat Brown

The new Derbyshire seamer’s West Torrens continue their charge for silverware across all formats, after securing a place in the West End One Day Final.

Brown contributed to the 92-run victory by claiming figures of 4-1-12-1, as opposition Tea Tree Gully were bowled out for 121.

West Torrens’ current game hangs in the balance at the halfway stage after being bowled out for 161. They have reduced Glenelg to 29 for 1 with Brown’s current figures being 2-1-5-0.

This fixture will resume on this coming Saturday.

Harry Came

Came’s Cape Town adventures continue, with an unbeaten half-century registered by the opener at the weekend, alongside a couple of wickets with the ball.

The right-hander scored 68 off 89 balls to guide his side to an eight wicket victory after claiming 2 for 33 in the first innings.

Aneurin Donald

Powerful batter Donald produced his best knock of the season so far, with a blistering 76 off 22 balls a fortnight ago.

Donald ripped into the UWC bowling line-up, crashing eight fours and seven sixes in his brief stay at the crease, reaching his half-century off just 16 balls.

The right-hander set the tone by hitting his first fours balls to the boundary, before smashing four sixes in the fourth over to get his side off to a rapid start.

When Donald fell LBW in just the seventh over – with the score reading 112 – he had laid a platform for the Rondebosch batters to reach the target of 196 inside 15 overs.

This weekend, Donald registered 12 off seven balls, including two maximums.

Brooke Guest

The wicketkeeper-batter has been drafted by Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League, playing two matches so far. On debut, Guest scored 35 and claimed an outfield catch, and scored 10 in his second fixture.

Comilla currently sit joint-top, after Guest’s contributions have equated to back-to-back victories to propel the side up the table.

Wayne Madsen

Madsen’s Joburg Super Kings were knocked out in the semi-finals of the SA20 last week, after the Derbyshire batter helped the side into the knockout stages with a nail-biting victory in their last group match.

Somewhat unfortunately for Madsen due to injuries, he didn’t get the game time he warranted throughout the tournament. Injuries to domestic seamers for the Super Kings left the team unbalanced, therefore international slots had to be used on bowlers instead.

Madsen will soon jet off to Malaysia on Italy international duty, with the side playing 50-over group matches in hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

Samit Patel

The experienced all-rounder continues to impress in the Bangladesh Premier League, resulting in him currently ranked second on the MVP list for the tournament.

Patel has claimed 8 wickets so far at an average of 17.12, including big scalps such as Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.

What has been particularly impressive is his miserly economy rate which is just 5.07. Nobody in the tournament has bowled more overs than Patel at a better economy rate so far.

Mitch Wagstaff

The left-handed batter registered scores off 22 and two for Rockingham Mandurah Cricket Club in Western Australia.

There are two more rounds of group stage fixtures before the season finishes, with Rockingham Mandurah currently in 12th.

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