Specsavers County Championship – Round 2 Squads – Division Two

Round 2 of the Specsavers County Championship starts today with all 10 teams from Division Two will be in action before the teams head to the limited overs tournament. It is always good to go on a break with a win under the belt.

Match Days: 11th April till 14th April 2019

Durham vs. Sussex at Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street | Both Durham and Sussex are coming off losses from their respective opening day fixtures. Both have 3 points each on their points table and will be looking forward to get a move on. Cameron Bancroft is set of Durham debut today, coming back from one-year bank following the ball-tampering scandal. Bancroft and Cameroon Steel are included into the squad with Ned Eckersley set to start behind the stumps. Stuart Poynter misses out.

Sussex make two changes to their squad from the opening day. Harry Finch is injured so Laurie Evans is included as his replacement. Delray Rawlins is included in the place of Danny Briggs.

Both teams are coming off the back of losses and so will be looking to put that right. We know we’re in for a battle

Cameron BancroftBen Brown
Alex LeesMichael Burgess
Cameron SteelLaurie Evans
Gareth HarteTom Haines
Jack BurnhamMir Hamza
Graham ClarkChris Jordan
Ned EckersleyDelray Rawlins
Liam TrevaskisOllie Robinson
Ben RaineAbi Sakande
James WeighellPhil Salt
Matt SalisburyStiaan van Zyl
Chris RushworthLuke Wells
Oliver GibsonDavid Wiese

Glamorgan vs. Northamptonshire at Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff | Glamorgan is set to kick off their 2019 county championship against a side which stands third on the points table. They play their first match at home. Billy Root, Charlie Hemphrey and Marnus Labuschagne are set to make their county championship debuts with Merchant de Lange back in action.

Northamptonshire managed to bat only once in a batsmen friendly draw against Middlesex. Only 24 wickets were lost in the match, the lowest in the opening day fixtures. The squad remains the same except for the return of Luke Wood.

Chris CookeRicardo Vasconcelos
Kieran BullRob Newton
Lukas CareyAlex Wakley
Kiran CarlsonJosh Cobb
Merchant de LangeRob Keogh
Charlie HemphreyAdam Rossington
Michael HoganJason Holder
Marcus LabuschagneLuke Procter
David LlyodLuke Wood
Billy RootNathan Buck
Nick SelmanBen Sanderson
Timm Van Der GugtenBlessing Muzarabani
Graham WaggRichard Levi

Gloucestershire vs. Derbyshire at Bristol County Ground, Bristol | Gloucestershire play their opening fixture at home starting today. They take on Derbyshire who are high with confidence having won their first game. They are just 2 points away from table topper, Leicestershire.

Chris Dent will lead Gloucestershire who announced their 13-member squad ahead of the game. Derbyshire make no changes to their squad from the opening day game. Sam Conners could still be waiting for his time at the middle.

When you lose a couple of players, a club like us probably isn’t going to jump straight to the top of the table, but I would hope we can go better than last year and be in contention.”

Chris DentLuis Reece
Miles HammondBilly Godleman
James BraceyWayne Madsen
George HankinsTom Lace
Gareth RoderickAlex Hughes
Jack TaylorHarvey Hosein
Benny HowellMatt Critchley
Ryan HigginsAnuj Dal
Gareme van BuurenLogan van Beek
Matt TaylorTony Palladino
Harry HankinsRavi Rampaul
Josh ShawSam Conners
George Drissell

Leicestershire vs. Worcestershire at The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester | Having won an away game and leading the points table, Leicestershire will be happy to be back home. They have 21 points in the kitty as they invite Worcestershire, playing their first game of the season. They made no changes to the 13-member squad from the opening game.

Worcestershire are yet to announce their squad for their campaign starting fixture on the road. Ben Coax will lead the side, in the absence of Joe Leach, that is looking to regain their lost position from Division One.

Paul Horton
Ateeq Javid
Hassan Azad
Colin Ackermann
Mark Cosgrove
Harry Dearden
Lewis Hill
Tom Taylor
Gavin Griffiths
Will Davis
Chris Wright
Ben Mike
Arron Lilley

Middlesex vs. Lancashire at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London | Dawid Malan’s incredible unbeaten 160 runs innings against Northamptonshire to pull the team out of the ditch after enforced follow-on, will be great motivation booster for the side. Now they host Lancashire at Lord’s. Stuart Law will make his debut as the head coach of Middlesex. All 14-members from the opening game are included in the squad.

Lancashire would love to kick off the proceedings with three positions available to move to Division One. Glen Maxwell would like to make the most of this opportunity having decided to opt out of IPL this season. Dane Vilas will lead the side that could lose so much to international cricket in the months to come.

Dawid MalanDane Vilas
Stephen EskinaziJames Anderson
Steven FinnTom Bailey
Nick GubbinsJohn Bohannon
James HarrisAlex Davies
Tom HelmMark Footitt
Max HoldenBrooke Guest
Eoin MorganHaseeb Hameed
Tim MurtaghRob Jones
Sam RobsonKeaton Jennings
Toby Roland-JonesGlenn Maxwell
John SimpsonGraham Onions
Nathan SowterStephen Parry
Paul Stirling

Image and Data Courtesy: England and Wales Cricket

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