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Surrey have named a 12-man squad for the Club’s season opener, an LV= County Championship trip to Edgbaston to play reigning county champions Warwickshire.

Led by Club captain Rory Burns, the twelve features Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes, both recently returned from England’s Test Match tour of the West Indies – as well as returning overseas seamer Kemar Roach, who starred for England’s opposition.

South African batter Hashim Amla is also selected in the squad, starting his third consecutive year with the Club.

Full Squad

  1. Rory Burns (captain)
  2. Hashim Amla
  3. Jordan Clark
  4. Ben Foakes (wicket keeper)
  5. Will Jacks
  6. Jamie Overton
  7. Ryan Patel
  8. Ollie Pope
  9. Kemar Roach
  10. Jamie Smith
  11. James Taylor
  12. Reece Topley

From an injury perspective, Matthew Dunn is unavailable with a side strain, Gus Atkinson with a hip issue related to a recent illness, and Conor McKerr with a fractured rib.

Ben Geddes has a broken thumb and Cameron Steel recently suffered a concussion. Tom Lawes is recovering from a recently diagnosed mild rib stress injury.

Tom Curran suffered a stress fracture to his back last November while in Sydney and is still recovering whilst Sam Curran played in pre-season and is continuing his back to playing programme as overseen by the ECB.

Australian seamer Dan Worrall is yet to arrive at the Club as he deals with family issues in Australia, Chris Jordan, who returned to Surrey during the winter, is currently representing the Chennai Super Kings at the IPL and Jason Roy is still taking a break from the game. Batter Laurie Evans recently a signed a white ball only deal so is unavailable for the County Championship.


The game will be available to watch, with coverage provided by the home side, on the Warwickshire CCC YouTube channel. Ball by ball radio commentary, featuring the voice of Surrey Cricket Mark Church, will be available on the BBC Sport website and BBC Five Live Sports Extra and full coverage, including video clips, will be available across Surrey County Cricket Club social networks.

Highlights of each day’s play will be available on the Surrey County Cricket Club YouTube channel on the morning after each day’s play.