Match Preview: Northants v Leics

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A welcome return to the four day game for Northants will see Leicestershire arrive at the County Ground for the County’s 5th LV= County Championship match of the 2013 season.

After two defeats in the Yorkshire Bank 40 last week, Northants return to a competition where they lead the way after three victories and a draw from the opening four fixtures.

Overseas signing Trent Copeland has risen to the top of the FTI MVP rankings and Steven Crook is third after a superb start to the season from the County’s seam attack.

SQUAD

Stephen Peters *
Matthew Spriegel
David Sales
Alex Wakely
Rob Newton
Andrew Hall
James Middlebrook
Ben Duckett+
David Willey
Steven Crook
Trent Copeland
Lee Daggett

TEAM NEWS

Kyle Coetzer and David Murphy are both unavailable for this derby fixture as they depart to represent Scotland. Matthew Spriegel makes his first Championship appearance at the top of the order, replacing Kyle whilst Ben Duckett keeps the gloves in Murphy’s absence.

Rob Newton returns after a groin strain whilst the bowling attack remains the same with Trent Copeland, Steven Crook, David Willey and Andrew Hall an unbroken seam attack in the Championship.

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