Gloucestershire Fixtures and Squad in NatWest T20 Blast 2017
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With every new season come new challenges to the teams, participating in a tournament like Natwest T20 Blast. Gloucestershire can't also escape from the challenges without fight and hunger to win, which they have used as the most effective weapon all along their Natwest T20 journey. A bird's eye view over their previous campaigns will narrate how consistently and fluently they have emerged as a side getting good to better season after season. Moving from 8th to 5th and then to top on the point table in the group stages, Gloucestershire has been on a constant rise as a team since the opening season. They have narrated the success their own way and the credit goes to their resounding performances.
Not a team studded with big names barring Andrew Tye and Michael Klinger (captain), Gloucestershire from South division did wonder making it to the playoffs last season (2016). They finished the group stage top of the table winning 10 out of 14 Gloucestershire fixtures in Natwest T20. But, coming into the quarterfinal against Durham, they couldn't quite hold off the momentum with them, thus reeling their way to the exit door.
Now in Natwest T20 Blast 2017, Michael Klinger-led side looks confident to go the distance. And their potential to win the tournament cannot be doubted. Gloucestershire squad in Natwest T20 Blast 2017 boasts some of the true performers, including M Klinger, TMJ Smith, AI Cockbain, BAC Howell and AJ Tye. All of these players can change the course of the match single-handedly. M Klinger has been influential for the last two seasons. With 548 runs in 14 innings, he was the highest run scorer in the last season. In 2015, he ended being the second highest run-getter with 654 runs. In the bowling department, they have BAC Howell, just name enough to create havoc in the opponents' camp. Howell has taken 41 wickets in the last two seasons. Not just that, he finished top of the bowlers' chart last season with 24 wickets to his name. Moreover, TMJ Smith and AJ Tye give Gloucestershire an extra edge in their bowling attack.
Gloucestershire squad in Natwest T20 Blast 2017 features Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, Phil Mustard, Miles Hammond, George Hankins, Benny Howell, Chris Liddle, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Craig Miles, Liam Norwell, David Payne, Thomas Smith, William Tavare, Matt Taylor, Jack Taylor, Graeme van Buuren. Gloucestershire's fixtures in Natwest T20 are as follows:
Jul 07, Fri - Gloucestershire vs Middlesex, South Group, Cheltenham
Jul 13, Thu - Gloucestershire vs Kent, South Group, Cheltenham
Jul 16, Sun - Gloucestershire vs Sussex, South Group, Cheltenham
Jul 18, Tue - Kent vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Canterbury
Jul 21, Fri - Somerset vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Taunton
Jul 25, Tue - Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan, South Group, Bristol
Jul 28, Fri - Gloucestershire vs Hampshire, South Group, Bristol
Jul 29, Sat - Essex vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Chelmsford
Aug 03, Thu - Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Cardiff
Aug 04, Fri - Gloucestershire vs Somerset, South Group, Bristol
Aug 11, Fri - Sussex vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Hove
Aug 13, Sun - Gloucestershire vs Essex, South Group, Bristol
Aug 15, Tue - Middlesex vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Uxbridge
Aug 17, Thu - Surrey vs Gloucestershire, South Group, London.
Will Gloucestershire go the distance in Natwest T20 Blast 2017?