Northamptonshire NatWest T20 Fixtures and Squads 2017
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Northamptonshire has been one of the most consistent sides in NatWest T20 Blast since the opening year 2014. Two consecutive final appearances in the last three years speak a lot about how dominant they have been all along their NatWest journey. More importantly, they bagged the coveted title last year beating Durham by 4 wickets. And much of their success has been the result of their collective performance.
The defending champions, also the runner-up of 2015, Northamptonshire look keen to repeat the history going into the fresh season 2017. They have quality players in their roster to pose a threat to the oppositions' tent. Some of the key players Northamptonshire squad in NatWest T20 Blast 2017 will be heavily relying on are: Richard Levi, Joshua Cobb, AG Wakely, Ben Duckett, Rory Kleinveldt, Azharullah and Adam Rossington.
Levi is amongst those who can change the course of the match single handedly from any situation. He scored 485 runs in 16 innings in 2015 leading his team to the final. When talking about Josual Cobb, he is also one who can decimate any bowling attack. His 400 plus runs each in the last two seasons is a clear testimony of what he is capable of doing in T20 cricket. Another T20 basher to really fear about is Ben Duckett, who had two fruitful seasons to his name. Likes of Wakely and Rossington in the middle make Northamptonshire and even stronger batting unit.
Additionally, all-rounders like Azharulla, Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Gleeson can play a key role both with bat and ball to get the team out of tough situations. More a bowler than a batsman, RK Kleinveldt ended both the last two seasons picking 15 wickets each. RK Kleinveld has also been impressive, particularly with the ball in the previous seasons. One player to miss the Northamptonshire squad in NatWest T20 Blast 2017 for the first three matches is S Prasanna, who played a crucial role last year to power his team to the title victory. Not a big worry, the management has hired Shamsi for the first three matches to compensate Parsanna's loss.
The 18-member Northamptonshire squad in NatWest T20 Blast 2017 includes Azharullah, Joshua Cobb, Steven Crook, Ben Duckett, Richard Gleeson, Rob Keogh, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, David Murphy, Rob Newton, Adam Rossington, Ben Sanderson, Alex Wakely, Graeme White, Saif Zaib, Nathan Buck, S Prasanna and Shamsi (the new addition).
Northamptonshire NetWest T20 fixtures is given below:
Jul 07, Fri - Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire, Northampton
Jul 09, Sun - Durham vs Northamptonshire, Chester-le-Street
Jul 11, Tue - Northamptonshire vs Yorkshire, Northampton
Jul 14, Fri - Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Birmingham
Jul 21, Fri - Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire, Leicester
Jul 22, Sat - Nottinghamshire vs Northamptonshire, Nottingham
Jul 27, Thu - Northamptonshire vs Worcestershire, Northampton
Jul 28, Fri - Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire, Derby
Aug 01, Tue - Northamptonshire vs Warwickshire, Northampton
Aug 03, Thu - Northamptonshire vs Lancashire, Northampton
Aug 05, Sat - Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire, Worcester
Aug 11, Fri - Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire, Northampton
Aug 17, Thu - Yorkshire vs Northamptonshire, Leeds
Aug 18, Fri - Northamptonshire vs Durham, Northampton.
What makes Northamptonshire a team to reckon with in NatWest T20 Blast 2017?