Sunday, February 25, 2024

David Lloyd, Samit Patel named as Derbyshire captains for 2024

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David Lloyd has been named as Derbyshire’s membership captain for the 2024 county season, with Samit Patel main the aspect in white-ball cricket.

Lloyd, who was Glamorgan’s captain in 2022 and 2023, made the change to Derby on the finish of final summer time, and can now lead Mickey Arthur’s crew within the County Championship.

Patel can also be a brand new recruit, having spent greater than 20 years with Nottinghamshire, the place he received six trophies together with 4 in white-ball cricket, alongside his function in Trent Rockets’ victory within the Males’s Hundred in 2022. He holds the document for many Vitality Blast appearances (232), has the second-most wickets within the competitors (208) and can also be in high ten for many runs (4,217).

Arthur, Derbyshire’s head of cricket, mentioned: “I am delighted to have the ability to verify David and Samit as our captains for the 2024 season, each have nice expertise and have settled into the group properly.

“David will convey an actual aggression to our red-ball sport and I believe our members and supporters are going to actually take pleasure in our cricket within the County Championship this season.

“Samit is without doubt one of the most adorned gamers in county cricket and his want to win is infectious. He has an excellent cricket mind, notably within the white-ball sport, and is aware of what it takes to win trophies, that will probably be key for the Vitality Blast this season.

“Over the winter, our aim has been to recruit confirmed winners, to go with the standard we already had inside the squad to make us a aggressive unit throughout all codecs. I am trying ahead to working with our captains by means of the season as we problem in 2024.”

Lloyd will lead the aspect within the County Championship for the primary time once they face Gloucestershire at Derby on April 5, whereas Patel’s captaincy debut will come in opposition to Northants of their Vitality Blast opener on Could 30.

Lloyd mentioned: “It is an actual honour for me to be named captain of our red-ball aspect, we now have a particular group of gamers, teaching workers and other people across the membership, that is an thrilling alternative I could not flip down.

“We have loads of plans in place and I believe it may be a very good season for our members and supporters.”

Patel added: “I am very honoured and proud to steer the white-ball aspect. I’m trying ahead to working with an awesome squad we now have assembled.

“The model of cricket we wish to play hopefully attracts the followers to come back and help us they play an enormous function if we’re to win. We will certainly want them by means of out the yr. It is an awesome problem for me and I can not anticipate the Vitality Blast to start out.”


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