Surrey will play in Group 2 of the 2021 County Championship – right here’s their group preview and fixtures record.
County Championship 2021: Surrey preview
Last 12 months
5/6 South Group
In: Laurie Evans (Sussex), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Kemar Roach (WI)
Out: Scott Borthwick (Durham), Morne Morkel (launched)
Jamie Overton – Surrey’s tempo assault was a shadow of its former self final season and the Somerset fast has been introduced in to fill the scale 14s vacated by Morné Morkel. He’ll type a dynamic new-ball partnership with the wily West Indian Kemar Roach, who has signed for the primary seven matches of the season.
Amar Virdi – now firmly established as Surrey’s premier spinner, with the spectacular younger southpaw Dan Moriarty in help, we will anticipate some turning tracks at The Oval this summer season, giving Virdi the chance to stake a declare for Test choice. When he’s performed, the 22-year-old offie’s report has been very good: 45 wickets at 23 throughout the final two seasons.
County Championship 2021: Surrey Fixtures
Gloucestershire v Surrey, Thursday April 8, County Ground
Surrey v Leicestershire, Thursday April 15, Kennington Oval
Middlesex v Surrey, Thursday April 22, Lord’s
Surrey v Hampshire, Thursday April 29, Kennington Oval
Leicestershire vs Surrey, Thursday May 6, Grace Road
Somerset v Surrey, Thursday May 13, The Cooper Associates County Ground
Surrey v Middlesex, Thursday May 20, Kennington Oval
Surrey v Gloucestershire, Thursday May 27, Woodbridge Road
Hampshire v Surrey, Sunday July 4, The Rose Bowl
Surrey v Somerset, Sunday July 11, Kennington Oval
When Surrey ended their 16-year wait to raise the Championship in 2018, it felt like a legacy was being constructed. Since that triumph they’ve received simply three of their final 19 red-ball matches. England call-ups and a spate of accidents have performed a big half in that, however it’s nonetheless a curiously barren run for a county with such enviable assets. With the bowling assault bolstered, consideration now turns to their misfiring batsmen.
Hashim Amla, who made a solitary look final summer season may very well be the glue that holds the top-order collectively, however extra will likely be anticipated from Mark Stoneman, who has averaged 27 since being dropped by England three years in the past.
1st in Division 2
This preview first appeared in problem 42 of Wisden Cricket Monthly.