Lancashire squad named for pre-season tour
Lancashire CCC Dubai Tour
Glen Chapple has named a 19-man squad for Lancashire County Cricket Club’s pre-season tour to Dubai.
The squad will make the three and a half thousand mile trip to Dubai on Wednesday as preparations step up ahead of the new season.
Lancashire will take on Yorkshire in a two-day red ball fixture at the ICC Academy, before taking part in the prestigious Emirates T20 competition featuring Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars from the Pakistan Super League as well as Birmingham Bears, the MCC and Durham.
They will also take on the UAE National Team in another two-day red ball fixture at the ICC Academy.
The Lancashire squad for the Dubai Tour will include the likes of James Anderson, Liam Livingstone and Steven Croft, whilst new signing Ryan McLaren will join up with the squad in the second week.
Ahead of the tour, Glen Chapple commented, “The pre-season tour is a really important part of our preparation for the season. We’re playing against some quality opposition and we should be able to hit the ground running for the start of the season”.
Captain Steven Croft said, “We’re all really looking forward to getting out to Dubai. It’s been a long winter and it’s important for us to get outside and play a number of games ahead of the upcoming season.”
Lancashire’s pre-season squad
Steven Croft (C)
Lancashire spinner Matthew Parkinson misses the tour as he continues his recovery from a lumbar stress fracture.
Haseeb Hameed has been ruled out as he continues his recovery from sinus surgery.
2017 Dubai Tour Fixtures
Lancashire v UAE – Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th March
Emirates T20 – Thursday 23rd / Friday 24th March
Lancashire v Yorkshire – Sunday 26th / Monday 27th March
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