After a group-stage finish in the 2019 T20 Blast, what will Durham muster up in 2020?
Last year’s finish: 6th in the North Group
Tournament history: Durham have never lifted the trophy and had mixed success in recent years. In 2016 they finished runners-up to Northants; the following year they finished bottom of their group; in 2018 they reached the quarter-finals, and last year they failed to advance to the knockout stages.
Key player: Scott Steel. Steel made his county bow in 2019 and formed a strong opening partnership with overseas recruit D’Arcy Short, with the pair topping Durham’s T20 run-charts. Throw in some nifty off-spin – he’s taken the new ball, too – and you’ve got yourself a more than handy white-ball cricketer.
2020 T20 Blast Durham Squad
Nathan Rimmington (c), David Bedingham, Farhaan Behardien, Jack Burnham, Brydon Carse, Graham Clark, Paul Coughlin, Ned Eckersley, Gareth Harte, Alex Lees, Matthew Potts, Stuart Poynter, Ben Raine, Chris Rushworth, Matt Salisbury, Cameron Steel, Ben Stokes, Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Sean Dickson
2020 T20 Blast Durham Fixtures
Thursday 27th v Lancashire (Chester-le-street)
Sunday 29th v Notts (Chester-le-street)
Monday 31st v Leicestershire (Headingley)
Wednesday 2nd v Derbyshire (Chester-le-street)
Friday 4th v Yorkshire (Chester-le-street)
Friday 11th v Derbyshire (Chester-le-street)
Sunday 13th v Leicestershire (Chester-le-street)
Wednesday 16th v Yorkshire (Headingley)
Friday 18th v Lancashire (Old Trafford)
Sunday 20th v Notts (Trent Bridge)