In form Steelbacks targeting t20 success

Deepankar Kaur | cricket20

Northamptonshire Steelbacks skipper Andrew Hall is targeting a place in the quarter finals as the in form Steelbacks get their Friends Life t20 campaign under way against the Leicestershire Foxes.

The Steelbacks come into the game as the only unbeaten team in County cricket having won all five Clydesdale Bank 40 games and four County Championship games to sit 26 points clear of Glamorgan at the top of the Second Division.

"For me the first port of call should be a home tie in the quarters. That's not to say we couldn't win away but it makes it a lot easier," said Hall to BBC Radio Northampton.

The Steelbacks will be relying on a host of home grown names including Jack Brooks, David Willey and Lee Daggett who will all gain valuable experience from the arrival of Proteas t20 skipper Johan Botha.

The South African joined up with his teammates early this week and it’s a singing which chief executive Mark Tagg believes will make the team stronger.

"He's a top, top all-rounder, probably not the biggest name in terms of being known as a superstar, but this guy can bat, bowl and field," said Tagg.

"He'll fit in beautifully with what we have here already. We've got a great team, well led, they're all fit, there's competition for places and a great team spirit," he added.
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