Surrey’s 2021 domestic season in England is complete but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any cricket involving our players on our screens during the month of October.
While September saw a focus on red-ball cricket in this country, it’s T20 cricket that comes to the fore over the next six weeks or so. A winter of watching our international players on TV begins here!
Indian Premier League
The IPL, which was postponed earlier this year due to an outbreak of COVID-19, has resumed in the UAE with both Currans & Jason Roy in action from a Surrey perspective.
Sam Curran is back with the Chennai Super Kings, for whom he shone in the previous edition of the competition. His brother Tom is at the Delhi Capitals while Roy enjoyed an excellent start to this period of competition with a half-century for Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this week. You can find every IPL match over the coming weeks here. Every match is available to watch on Sky Sports for UK viewers.
Elsewhere in the IPL, Chris Jordan is with the Punjab Kings. Jordan will join us this winter ahead of the 2022 season.
Australian Tim David, who shot to prominence during his spell with Surrey earlier this year, is contracted to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
T20 World Cup in UAE & Oman
It will be those three vying for selection in England’s T20 World Cup team when the competition begins for England in Dubai on 23rd October. Sam Curran & Jason Roy are selected in the 15 while Tom Curran will be a travelling reserve.
They will be up against defending champions West Indies first up before they play qualifiers in Abu Dhabi four days later on the 27th. A crunch match with Australia will be played on the 30th October with the group stage to be completed with two further group stage matches & any potential knockout fixtures in November.
Every match at the T20 World Cup is available for UK viewers on Sky Sports.
Women’s Big Bash League
Nat Sciver is again expected to play for Melbourne Stars in this year’s competition, which begins on the 14th October. Every match will be available via BT Sport.
Time off for Surrey’s players
Surrey’s men’s and women’s squads will both have some time off following an intense and action packed summer of cricket. The players will be spreading out around the country and travelling for holidays with friends and family ahead of a November return to fitness training at The Kia Oval & around the county.