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Surrey have named a fourteen-man squad for their home opener in the LV= County Championship against Leicestershire – taking place at the Kia Oval from Thursday April 15 – Sunday April 18.

Seamers Reece Topley and Gus Atkinson have been rested after last week’s trip to Bristol and replaced by West Indian seamer Kemar Roach and World Cup Winner Liam Plunkett. There are also spots for Matthew Dunn, Daniel Moriarty and Will Jacks, all of whom will be looking for their first start of the season.

All-rounder Rikki Clarke has been playing for the Second XI against Hampshire at Woodbridge Road in Guildford this week as he continues his return to full match fitness.

Leicestershire started their campaign with an innings defeat to Hampshire at the Uptonsteel County Ground and will looking for a reversal of fortunes on their trip to London.

Full Surrey Squad

Rory Burns (captain)
Hashim Amla
Jordan Clark
Matthew Dunn
Ben Foakes (wk)
Will Jacks
Daniel Moriarty
Jamie Overton
Liam Plunkett
Ollie Pope
Kemar Roach
Jamie Smith
Mark Stoneman
Amar Virdi

Although the game will be played behind closed doors, there are multiple ways to keep up with the action from the Kia Oval.

As with all non-televised Surrey fixtures this summer, the match will be live-streamed on, the Surrey YouTube and Facebook channels, the ECB website and the ECB app with commentary from BBC London’s Mark Church, BBC Leicester’s Richard Rae and a host of guest commentators from BBC Test Match Special.

Live ball by ball radio commentary will also be available via the BBC Sport app and website

For those unable to follow the action live, there will be regular updates and highlights on the club’s Twitter and Instagram feeds and there will be full statistical coverage on the Match Centre, available on the Surrey club website.