Congratulations to Sammy Kumar and James Nordin, who both made their debuts for the England Physical Disability side in India last week.
Sammy Kumar was presented with cap number 34 from his Middlesex captain Nordin ahead of the first game of the series, after impressing for the past few years in Disability cricket.
Nordin was then presented with cap number 36 by England team-mate Danny Hamm, as he made his long-awaited debut for the PD side.
India came out as 3-2 winners of the series, with the final game taking place in the Narendra Modi Stadium – the world’s largest cricket stadium. You can see the scorecards here.
After the tour, Nordin said: “It was a pretty amazing experience to go out there to play cricket, and then to make my England debut at the Narendra Modi Stadium was really special.
To be able to present Sammy with his cap was a nice touch too. I’ve known him for six or seven years now, and seen his development on and off the field into a brilliant cricketer. For him to make his debut in England PD’s first ever game in India was so special.
It’s been a great winter, and now I can’t wait to pull on a Middlesex shirt and playing games this summer. We’ve been challenging at the top of the table for a while now, so hopefully we can push on and claim the D40 Quest title.”
The Middlesex Disability First Eleven begin their D40 Quest season away to 2023 champions Yorkshire on 28 April, with the Super 9s hosting Hampshire on the same day. The Second Eleven start their campaign a week later, when they face Surrey at home.