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PREVIEW: Lancashire vs Yorkshire in Dubai

PREVIEW: Lancashire vs Yorkshire in Dubai

2017 Tour Dubai: Lancashire CCC v Yorkshire CCC

Lancashire's final match on their pre-season tour of Dubai sees them face t'other lot from over the hill, starting tomorrow.

The Red and White Rose face off in a two-day friendly at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, where Lancashire shared the Emirates Airline T20 trophy with the MCC only last night.

Glen Chapple's side have enjoyed a productive trip to the Gulf, where they had success, particularly with the ball, in a two-day match against the UAE last week.

They then won two of their three 20-over matches on Thursday and Friday, with the final washed out due to storms.

WATCH: Lancashire v Birmingham first innings highlights

 

Both days start at 10am local time (6am UK), and the teams will bat for one day and bowl for one day.

TEAM NEWS

Captain Steven Croft is unlikely due to a niggling knee injury.

Croft has not played at all on this trip, although has netted, and the Red Rose management are expected to take a no risk approach with the season looming.

THE OPPONENTS

This is Yorkshire's second match of four on tour, with the first being a two-day affair with Papua New Guinea on Wednesday and Thursday.

PNG enjoyed the better of the contest. They made 266-7 on day one before bowling Yorkshire, who are now struggling for batsmen, out for 230.

Wicketkeeper Andrew Hodd was their standout performer with 101.

They also play one-day matches against PNG and the UAE Blues on Wednesday and Thursday, by which time Lancashire will be back in Manchester.

LAST MEETING

The two sides played out a Specsavers County Championship draw at Emirates Old Trafford last August, with Haseeb Hameed scoring two centuries in the match and breaking a number of records along the way.

Lancashire made 494 before bowling their visitors out for 360. They then added 232-3 declared to set a target of 367 in a minimum of 71 overs. Yorkshire finished on 188-0.

The Red Rose took 11 points to Yorkshire's 10.

WATCH: Lancashire v UAE Day One

WHAT THEY SAID

Jordan Clark wants Lancashire to finish their tour on a high against the old enemy.

Clark and co return home on Tuesday ahead of Sunday's trip to Cambridge University for a three-day friendly and then to Essex for the Championship opener on April 7.

The all-rounder has enjoyed a productive tour of Dubai so far, particularly with the ball, taking five wickets against the UAE and then three in the opening T20 win over Birmingham.

Yorkshire, who have won two Championships in the last three years, will provide a tough test, although their batting is somewhat depleted having lost openers Alex Lees and Adam Lyth to MCC duty for tomorrow's four-day champion county clash with the Middlesex in Abu Dhabi.

"Yorkshire's always been the biggest rivalry for Lancs, and the intensity has always been there," said Clark.

"The passion for beating the White Rose goes without saying really.

"The fact that it's the last two-day game before we go home, it's massive. We need to utilise that as best we can and get in the game. The technical work has been done, it's game time that's the most important now.

 

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