LV County Championship Preview
England captain will be back in action for his county side, Yorkshire as they take on Hampshire.
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Lancashire v Surrey, Old Trafford
Lancashire are resting England players Andrew Flintoff, Sajid Mahmood and James Anderson, keeping faith with the same 12 that played their last game. Surrey go into the game on the back of a world record 496-4 score in the Friends Provident match against Gloucestershire.
Surrey will be missing Azhar Mahmood (back) and Jade Dernbach (thigh) and include Richard Clinton and Neil Saker in a 13 man squad which will look for their first Championship win of the season.
Lancs: G Chapple, M Chilton, D Cork, K Hogg, P Horton, G Keedy, S Law, M Loye, O Newby, T Smith, I Sutcliffe, L Sutton
Sussex v Kent, Hove
Sussex are still without Mike Yardy (broken finger) and Luke Wright (bruised side) and have named the following squad:
Kent will play the same side that beat Ireland on Sunday with Joe Denly opening the innings.
Sussex: Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, AJ, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, Lewry JD, Liddle CJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Nash CD, Prior MJ+, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.
Kent: J Denly, D Stevens, RWT Key, M van Jaarsveld, M Walker, G Jones, Yasir Arafat, R McLaren, J Tredwell, S Cook, R Joseph
Hampshire v Yorkshire, Southampton
Michael Vaughan is set to return for Yorkshire and join fellow centrally contracted England player Matthew Hoggard in the line-up. Jason Gillespie and Anthony McGrath return from injury as Andrew Gale and Deon Kruis are likely to sit out.
Michael Lumb will face his former county as a Hampshire player for the first time. Shaun Udal misses out with a serious ankle injury, and Kevin Pietersen is rested after the World Cup.
Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Heath Streak returns to the Warwickshire squad after recovering from a back injury. Fast bowler Nadeem Malik is included in the Worcestershire squad, for whom Matt Mason is still out injured and Ray Price will be 12th man.
Warwickshire: I Westwood, D Maddy, I Trott, J Troughton, A Loudon, T Ambrose, L Parker, T Groenewald, H Streak, N Tahir, D Steyn, J Anyon.
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Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan, Trent Bridge
Simon Jones will be rested for Glamorgan as the Welsh side have named a 13 man squad which includes 16 year-old James Harris and Adam Harrison.
Nottinghamshire welcome back Charlie Shreck to their line up as AJ Harris is a doubt with an injured heel. Stephen Fleming is not yet available after the World Cup, so the side will otherwise be unchanged with David Hussey at the helm.
Northamptonshire v Essex, Northampton
Andre Nel is set to make his first appearance of the season for Essex as Graham Napier takes his Championship bow in 2007. Ravi Bopara is in the squad for his first Championship match.
Northamptonshire will be missing new centrally-contracted Australian batsman Chris Rogers, after he broke his thumb against Nottinghamshire but that is countered by the return of England's Monty Panesar. Ireland wicket-keeper may make his debut for his new county, having moved from Kent.
Essex: Alastair Cook, Mark Pettini, Varun Chopra, Ravi Bopara, Ronnie Irani, James Foster, Ryan Ten Doeschate, James Middlebrook, Graham Napier, Alex Tudor, Andre Nel, Danish Kaneria.
Somerset v Derbyshire, Taunton
Derbyshire have announced the same side to face an unbeaten Somerset side. Steve Stubbings and Hassan Adnan return after missing the Friends Provident game against Durham with captain Simon Katich, who has not had his Cricket Australia contract renewed, looking to continue his fine form with the bat.
Somerset have included seamer Mark Turner and wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter in their squad as Steffen Jones is rested and Ian Blackwell is out injured. Michael Munday is also included in a 12 man squad.
Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Bristol
South African Charl Langeveldt is ready to make his debut for Leicestershire as replacement for Indian seamer RP Singh. Leicestershire will be without John Maunders (hamstring) whose place opening the innings will be taken by wicket-keeper Tom New as Leicestershire welcome back Paul Nixon and Stuart Broad.
Jon Lewis misses out for Gloucestershire with an ankle injury so Alex Gidman captains the side. The squads are as follows:
Gloucs: K Ali, C Spearman, G Hodnett, M North, A Gidman, C Taylor, S Adshead, M Hardinges, A Noffke, S Kirby, I Fisher, W Rudge, A Ireland
Leics: D Robinson, T New, H Ackerman, J Sadler, P Nixon, J Allenby, C Henderson, S Broad, D Masters, N Walker, C Langeveldt, M Rosenborg
Division Two table.