DUBAI: Sussex name squad to travel to the UAE19-Mar-2013
Sussex County Cricket Club have announced their squad to travel to Dubai for their pre-season preparations this week.
The squad fly out to the UAE and will play initially in the Emirates Airlines Twenty20 2013 Tournament, attempting to defend the title they won last season, alongside Lancashire, the Fly Emirates XI and an MCC side including Rahul Dravid and Shaun Tait.
The tour’s primary objective though will be preparing the squad for four-day cricket with a programme of practise sessions planned, culminating in a two-day game against Lancashire. There will also be two 40-over matches, again against Lancashire, and also the MCC Young Cricketers.
Both Monty Panesar and Matt Prior will be missing from the preparations as they both continue their tour of New Zealand with England, whilst Luke Wright prepares to join up with the Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League.
Ed Joyce and Matt Machan are both currently in the UAE with Ireland and Scotland respectively and will join up with the Sussex squad when their international tours have ended. Andrew Miller is currently on trial with the County and is also included in the squad.
BC Brown (wk)
EC Joyce (c)
Thurs 21st Mar Emirates T20 vs. Lancashire at 7he Sevens Ground, Dubai – 11.00am
Fri 22nd Mar Emirates T20 vs. MCC at 7he Sevens Ground, Dubai – 10.00am
& Emirates T20 – Possible Final at 7he Sevens Ground, Dubai – 2.00pm
Sat 23rd Mar 40 over match vs. MCC Young Cricketers at The Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi – 11.00am
Mon 25th Mar 40 over match vs. Lancashire at The ICC Global Cricket Academy – 11.00am
Tue 26th Mar Day One vs. Lancashire at The ICC Global Cricket Academy – 10.30am
Wed 27th Mar Day Two vs. Lancashire at The ICC Global Cricket Academy –10.30am
*all times local
Above: Sussex Sharks celebrate winning the Emirates Airline Twenty20 in Dubai last March as they beat Lancashire Lightning by 57 runs