Star-studded first round of Plunket Shield

Star-studded first round of Plunket Shield17 Oct 2020

A host of BLACKCAPS will spice up the opening round of the 2020/21 Plunket Shield, which will see Northern Districts take on Central Districts at Seddon Park on Monday 19th October.

The first round of Plunket Shield will see BLACKCAPS team-mates for 12 years Tim Southee, take on Ross Taylor in what is a star-studded line-up for Northern Districts.

Colin De Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner and Southee and will all step out for Northern Districts in the teams’ first match of the 2020/21 season.

Northern Districts will be hoping to take advantage of this experience and many will be excited to see emerging talent Katene Clarke named in the 13-man squad, as well as the inclusion of first-class cricketer Jeet Raval.

Northern Districts’ Tim Seifert is unavailable for selection for the first four rounds of the Plunket Shield due to having been picked up as a standby player in the IPL.

It is the first opportunity for the public to see domestic cricket this season, and after a long winter and the uncertainty of Live sport, anticipation is at an all time high.

Play gets under way from 10.30am at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Entry is free for spectators.

Northern Districts Men’s Squad | Plunket Shield Round One, 19 - 22 Oct 2020

Brett Hampton

Colin De Grandhomme

Henry Cooper

Ish Sodhi

James Baker

Jeet Raval

Josef Walker

Joseph Carter

Katene Clarke

Neil Wagner

Peter Bocock

Scott Kuggeleijn

Tim Southee