Take two teams, one that has taken 50-over cricket by storm and another who knows what it takes to play, and lose, a final, add a dash of England internationals and simmer for 100, breathless overs to get this: The Royal London One-Day Cup final.
Nottinghamshire and Surrey do battle against each other for the first time in the competition this season, both bidding for the opening trophy of the season at Lord’s.
It’s a tale of two fast bowlers for Notts, with Jake Ball – who missed out in the final in 2013 due to selection – this time sitting on the sidelines with injury.
Stuart Broad meanwhile has overcome a heel problem to take his place in the starting XI as Notts look to make the most of their incredible international options.
Nottinghamshire squad: TBC
Surrey have named a fourteen-man squad for tomorrow’s Royal London One-Day Cup final.
The squad is the same as that which beat Worcestershire in the semi-final, with all-rounder Scott Borthwick, fast bowler Stuart Meaker and batsman Dominic Sibley joining the XI that lined up at New Road.
Surrey squad: Gareth Batty (captain), Scott Borthwick, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jade Dernbach, Ben Foakes (wk), Stuart Meaker, Ollie Pope, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Roy, Kumar Sangakkara, Dominic Sibley, Mark Stoneman
It’s a game b/w Notts batting Vs Surrey’s bowling.
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