Tykes will be tough test in CB40 clash
THE CB40 season gets underway on Sunday when Kent travel to Yorkshire – again – for the opening game of their One-Day season.
The pair met in the County Championship this week but rain ensured that there would be no winner.
Brendan Nash crafted a magnificent unbeaten century to light up the St Lawrence in a game that Kent enjoyed the better of. In the end, the only winner was rain.
But after two draws in the four-day games there should be a winner – weather permitting – at Headingley. Yorkshire are a tough side to beat, especially on their own patch.
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Tim Bresnan is set to lead their attack again while Ajmal Shahzad is a death bowler of the highest order. Jonny Bairstow has starred for England with his power-hitting in the middle order, while Adil Rashid's spin and ability to score quick runs makes them a dangerous outfit.
Kent coach Jimmy Adams will be hoping he has his captain Rob Key available but Sam Northeast and Daniel Bell-Drummond are on hand to play if he's not.
Matt Coles has been called up to the England Lions squad for their game against West Indies on Thursday and an option could be there to promote him up the order to take advantage of the fielding restrictions.
A big loss to the Spitfires is Azhar Mahmood, who is starring in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab and won't be about for a few weeks yet.
Yorkshire and Kent are joined in Group C of the competition by Unicorns, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Sussex and Northamptonshire.
Each team plays each other home and away and the first-placed team from each group – along with the best second-placed team – will qualify for the semi-finals.
Kent follow that with a trip to Essex for a County Championship match starting Wednesday.