Edgbaston awaits as Sharks continue Royal London One Day Cup
Sussex Sharks play their second match in the Royal London One-Day Cup tournament today when they take on Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The Sharks head to Birmingham in good heart after completing their first LV County Championship double over the Midlanders since the 1960 season last week at Horsham, and in the process vastly improved their position in the Division 1 standings.
Former Warwickshire man Steffan Piolet starred in Sussex’s opening One-Day Cup encounter on Sunday, as he took two wickets and scored an unbeaten 63 against Nottinghamshire Outlaws.
Sussex’s injury list though now includes Luke Wright, who picked up a side strain in his record-breaking unbeaten knock of 153 against Essex Eagles last Friday in the NatWest T20 Blast.
Chris Jordan is unavailable due to England’s Test Match with India whilst James Anyon, Rory Hamilton-Brown, Matt Prior and Michael Yardy all remain sidelined, but Yasir Arafat returns as overseas player as he recovers from a groin problem.
The match starts at 2pm.
The Sussex squad is as follows: WAT Beer, BC Brown (wkt), C Cachopa, HZ Finch, LJ Hatchett, EC Joyce (capt), CJ Liddle,,MW Machan, CD Nash, SA Piolet, LWP Wells, SAA Zaidi, Yasir Arafat.