STAR overseas signing Shivnarine Chanderpaul could make his Derbyshire debut this weekend as his new team-mates look to strike back following a disappointing three days at Tauntonâ€¦
Chanderpaul is due to arrive in the country tomorrow to begin a two-year contract as Derbyshireâ€™s overseas signing.
The start time is 11am and admission is free. Even though the ground was still under snow last week, the wicket is playableâ€¦
Head coach Karl Krikken will look for better from all his batsmen in their final two days of warm-up before the LV County Championship opener against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on Wednesday but he says his players just got caught cold by Somerset.
â€œThereâ€™s certainly no alarm bells ringing,â€ said Krikken.
â€œIt has been three difficult days but there were some pleasing aspects to it. The seamers hit decent lines and lengths and David Wainwright bowled a lot better in spells.
â€œWith the bat, we did have guys who got starts but they did not go on, which is something we need to put right against Notts.
â€œWe did well enough in Barbados, where we batted all day twice for nine and seven wickets, we just didnâ€™t do that at Taunton.
â€œBut we got caught on the first day on a wet wicket and if we had bowled first on that, Iâ€™m sure we would have had them 30-3.
â€œWe havenâ€™t been outside since we got back from Barbados, while Somerset were playing their third match on that wicket and they just handled the conditions better than we didâ€¦â€
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