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MIDDLESEX NAME THIRTEEN MAN SQUAD FOR LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH

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MIDDLESEX NAME THIRTEEN MAN SQUAD FOR LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH AT LORD'S

Middlesex's First Team Coach, Richard Johnson, has named a thirteen man squad for the visit of Leicestershire this week to Lord's.

Johnson's side head into the clash off the back of a resounding victory down in Cardiff against Glamorgan where victory was secured in just two days and half a session, as Middlesex ran out winners by an innings and 82 runs with almost two whole days to spare.

One win and one draw from Middlesex's opening two County Championship matches sees them heading in to the Leicestershire encounter high in spirits, although despite the margin of victory in Cardiff, Johnson was still keen to see his side make improvements.

Against a visiting side who were soundly beaten by an innings at home by Derbyshire last time out, he'll be hopeful that this week presents every opportunity to work on those improvements, deliver another comprehensive performance and maintain their winning form.

His squad for this week's encounter sees just one change made, with spinner Thilan Walallawita missing out, having been withdrawn from the squad with a sore shoulder, to be replaced by Luke Hollman, who comes into the squad for the first time this year.

Shaheen Shah Afridi makes his debut appearance at Lord's for Middlesex, and the side will be led out by Peter Handscomb, who makes his first appearance at home this year having recently returned from a winter in Australia.

Johnson's squad gives him plenty of options, with five seamers to choose from, Hollman as a frontline spinner with spin support coming from both Josh De Caires and Max Holden, and a batting line up full of confidence and close to full strength, aside of the absence of Stephen Eskinazi, who misses out again through a fractured thumb injury.

Middlesex's thirteen-man squad is as follows:

Information for members’ and spectators attending the game will be published on the Middlesex website shortly after this squad announcement.

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LV= Insurance County Championship - Division 2
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Duration: 4 days

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