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Sharks target another away win at The Oval

The Sharks take on Surrey at the Kia Oval on Thursday night, looking to maintain their unbeaten away record in this year’s Vitality Blast.

Luke Wright’s men have won four of their five matches on the road, only dropping points as a result of an abandonment against Kent at Canterbury.

The side currently sit in sixth place in the south group, with ten points. Four points separate first from sixth, and Sussex have a game in hand over first-placed Somerset, second-placed Kent and third-placed, Glamorgan. 

An unchanged 14-man squad has been selected for the fixture.

Sussex Sharks Squad

10. Luke Wright (c)

22. Jofra Archer 

18. Will Beer

21. Danny Briggs

42. Tom Bruce 

5. Michael Burgess (wk)

32. Laurie Evans

8. Chris Jordan

1. Rashid Khan

7. Tymal Mills

9. Delray Rawlins

25. Ollie Robinson

28. Phil Salt

96. David Wiese

Opposition

Surrey lost their opening two matches in this year’s Blast, but have won five of their seven games since, leaving them in fifth-place with eleven points.

Much of that success has been down to the incredible batting performances of Aaron Finch. The Australian has scored 478 runs at an average of 119.5 and a strike rate of 191.2 in his seven innings so far. He, however, is not available for tomorrow’s match after returning home due to a family bereavement.

Ollie Pope is also missing from Surrey’s 15-man squad following his call up to England’s Test side.

Surrey squad: Jade Dernbach (captain), Gareth Batty, Scott Borthwick, Rory Burns, Rikki Clarke, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Nic Maddinson, Morne Morkel, Mat Pillans, Jason Roy, Jamie Smith. Mark Stoneman, Freddie van den Bergh

Match Details & Coverage

Surrey v Sussex Sharks at the Kia Oval gets underway at 6.30pm on Thursday 9th August. Tickets are available to buy from Surrey’s website.

You can follow the match on our Match Day Centre, which includes a live scorecard, live statistics, text commentary via the @SussexCCC twitter feed and a link to ball-by-ball radio commentary from BBC Sussex.