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Squad: Chapple names 13 for Kent opener

Squad: Chapple names 13 for Kent opener

Head Coach Glen Chapple has named his squad for Lancashire's domestic season opener at Kent. 

The Red Rose kick off their LV= Insurance County Championship Division One campaign at Canterbury tomorrow (14 April) and a 13-man squad has made the trip South.

Close season signing Phil Salt is set to make his competitive bow for the Club and is expected to keep wicket, whilst Pakistan fast bowler Hassan Ali could also debut having signed for the opening six Championship games of the summer.

Seamers James Anderson and Saqib Mahmood are both absent from the squad after they were made unavailable for selection by the ECB. A further update on the duo's availability for the following round of matches, will be released by the ECB next week. 

Opener Keaton Jennings is set to miss the opening period of the season after sustaining a calf injury during pre-season. The new calf issue is unrelated to the injury suffered in August last year.

Jennings is currently undergoing a period of rehabilitation with the Club’s Medical Department.

Lancashire squad to face Kent:

Dane Vilas*, Hassan Ali, Tom Bailey, George Balderson, Jack Blatherwick, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt+, Luke Wells, Luke Wood

Tomorrow's match gets underway from the The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury at 11am and will be live streamed by our hosts, Kent. 

For those unable to watch live, updates and video clips will be posted on the Club's social media channels and Match Centre, as well as post-match highlights.

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