Surrey Duo make MCC team for season opener

Admin (04 February, 2015)

Matthew Dunn and Zafar Ansari are to open the batting against last season's County Champions Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi

211Zafar Ansari impressed with bat and ball last season (Photo: EMPICS Sports)

Surrey pair Matthew Dunn and Zafar Ansari have been named in the MCC squad for the traditional season opener of the cricket season.

The two are named in an eleven man squad alongside luminaries including England Test captain Alastair Cook, former Test opener Nick Compton and ex Surrey batsman Michal Carberry, currently starring in the Australian Big Bash League.

Compton has been named captain and will lead a side that also contains Somerset’s James Hildreth and Kent duo Alex Riley and Sam Billings and Durham seamers Chris Rushworth and Graham Onions.

The match will be played, against last season’s County Champions Yorkshire, in Abu Dhabi from March 22 to 25.

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