The Vikings open their 50+ year campaign against Surrey in Scarborough, their lineup denied a large number of players participating in The Hundred, most playing for the Headingley-based Northern Superchargers franchise, starting their respective campaign against Welsh. Fire Men on Saturday.
But while Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, Root and Jonny Bairstow are engaged elsewhere, along with head coach Andrew Gale, who is helping Superchargers boss Darren Lehmann, Pyrah hopes some of the emerging talents from the club take full advantage. of your opportunity.
And, in Duke, the 19-year-old goalkeeper, the Vikings have someone they believe has the potential to lead from the front.
“I’m really impressed with Dukey and I’m looking forward to giving him a shot at the top of the order in white ball cricket,” said Pyrah, who will coach the Vikings in Gale’s absence.
“He reminds me of a young Joe Root when he came in, who probably didn’t have the power, but he has a good cricket brain.
“We sent Rooty to the top when he was young, and look what he’s done for him. Let’s see how Dukey goes.
“His temperament is excellent.”
Pyrah has appointed England spinner Dome Bess as captain of the competition.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-20 18:13:18