Surrey’s squad is unchanged for the fourth successive Vitality Blast match, with 15 named to take on Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on Thursday.
Surrey have enjoyed an excellent start to the T20 campaign, winning all three of their opening fixtures.
Sam Curran, Tom Curran & Jason Roy will play their penultimate match before joining up with England’s white-ball squad ahead of the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. The last fixture they will be available for is Friday night’s meeting with Hampshire before they travel to Cardiff on Saturday morning.
Rory Burns will be available for selection on Monday 21st June for the visit of Essex Eagles after being given an extended break following the Test series v New Zealand.
Ollie Pope will not be available to play cricket until the 24th of June having had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. He will now have to self-isolate until that time.
Pope did not come into contact with the individual during his time with England in the recent LV= Insurance Test series against New Zealand and he has not had any contact with any Surrey CCC players or staff.
Liam Plunkett is unavailable due to a calf strain that was sustained when playing Second XI cricket in April. Nico Reifer is unavailable due to hand injury sustained recently while playing Second XI cricket earlier this month. James Taylor is unavailable due to a side strain sustained while playing Second XI cricket in May and, latterly, a viral illness.
Jade Dernbach is continuing to build fitness in Second XI cricket. Nick Kimber is continuing to recover from a recent viral illness. Gus Atkinson is continuing to recover from a recent knee injury and, latterly, a viral illness.
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Gareth Batty (c)