Match Preview: Sussex vs. Steelbacks

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The Steelbacks return to one day cricket on Sunday as they travel to Arundel to face tough opposition in the Sussex Sharks in a crucial Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture.

The Steelbacks have won their last 3 games in the competition and have been in red hot form at the start of this season. But Sussex will be a tough challenge, when the teams met earlier in the season at the County Ground, Sussex came out on top in a rain affected match.

This will be a key tie for both teams as they vie for a semi-final spot in the competition and they are only separated by one point.

Squad

David Sales
Kyle Coetzer
Christian Davis
Alex Wakely*
Matthew Spriegel
Steven Crook
David Willey
Rob Keogh
David Murphy+
Lee Daggett
Muhammad Azhar Ullah
Luke Evans

Team News

There are several changes to the team after their win against Kent two weeks ago.

Rob Newton injured his ankle in his innings against Kent and has had surgery on the damaged ligament this week, so will be out of action for a while. In his place comes Christian Davis who makes his first appearance for the team this season.

Trent Copeland has flown back to Australia following his successful short stint here at the club and James Middlebrook is being rested for the game, so he is replaced by Rob Keogh. Luke Evans also comes into the squad.

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