Friday, March 1, 2024

David Lloyd, Samit Patel named as Derbyshire captains for 2024


David Lloyd has been named as Derbyshire’s membership captain for the 2024 county season, with Samit Patel main the facet 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 season, and can now lead Mickey Arthur’s staff 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 file 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 affirm David and Samit as our captains for the 2024 season, each have nice expertise and have settled into the group properly.

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

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

“Over the winter, our purpose 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 wanting ahead to working with our captains via the season as we problem in 2024.”

Lloyd will lead the facet within the County Championship for the primary time after 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 Might 30.

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

“We have numerous plans in place and I believe it should be a extremely good season for our members and supporters.”

Patel added: “I am very honoured and proud to steer the white-ball facet. I’m wanting ahead to working with a terrific squad we have now assembled.

“The model of cricket we need to play hopefully attracts the followers to return and help us they play an enormous function if we’re to win. We will certainly want them via out the yr. It is a terrific problem for me and I am unable to anticipate the Vitality Blast to begin.”

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