Team Talk: Six Surrey Talking Points

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Published: 8th January, 2018

Your Monday briefing, providing you with a quick overview of the weekend’s news, events and updates from the Club…

1. Tom Curran and Jason Roy to represent England

Tom Curran and Jason Roy have been named in the England squad for the tri-series against Australia and New Zealand in February. The two Surrey players are two of a 16-man squad for the series which starts on the 7th February against Australia in Hobart after a warm-up against a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on the 2nd February.

2.Will Jacks has arrived in New Zealand for the ICC 19 World Cup

Surrey’s Will Jacks is now in New Zealand, preparing for the ICC U19 World Cup which starts on the 13th January. England’s first game comes against Namibia, and will also face Canada and Bangladesh in the group stages.

3. Nat Sciver impresses in the WBBL

Nat Sciver helped the Perth Scorchers to victory overnight as the England International scored 61 from 50 balls, scoring nine boundaries in the process. Sciver was at the crease with her England team-mate Katherine Brunt when she hit the winning runs against top-of-the-table Sydney Thunder with four balls of the match remaining.

4. Sam Curran 48* off 25 balls

Sam Curran will return to the UK in January to meet up with the England Lions, but the 19-year-old is enjoying his time with the Auckland Aces in New Zealand’s Burger King Super Smash T20 competition. On Sunday, the youngest Curran brother scored 48* off 25 balls at a strike rate of 192. His aggressive batting was not enough, however, to avoid defeat as the Northern Knights claimed a 6-wicket victory.

5. Jason Roy and Aaron Finch went head-to-head in the BBL

When Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades faced off in the BBL at the end of last week, Surrey T20 openers Jason Roy and Aaron Finch went head-to-head. Jason Roy had to depart for 5, after a sensational catch from Aaron Finch to remove his Surrey team-mate. Roy took revenge though, as he ran out Finch in the Renegades innings with a diving throw.

6. Day One of the Final Test has very limited availability, with just single seats remaining

The Final Test of the 2018 summer between England and India at the Kia Oval will feature some of the world’s biggest talents: Virat Kohli, Joe Root, James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja. Day Two of the Test has already sold out, and Day One has very limited availability. The majority of seats remaining are singles only, yet there are some grouped seats available in the Peter May Stand. Tickets are available here.

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