Derbyshire opt for Sri Lanka trip
Captain Wayne Madsen is leading a seven-strong party of Derbyshire players to Sri Lanka as the county’s preparations for the 2013 campaign continue.
Madsen is joined by Tom Poynton, Richard Johnson, Dan Redfern, Tony Palladino, Mark Turner and Tom Knight in a group focussing on spin bowling and playing the turning ball.
The 10-day trip comes after six Derbyshire players enjoyed a successful trip to India in January of last year. India was set to be the venue again in 2013, but Colombo later became the preferred destination.
Madsen said: “It's good for the seven of us to get outdoors. We'll be facing spin out there and different conditions but the main thing is we'll be able to train outside. It's going to be a good experience.
“The guys involved in the trip to India last year learned a great deal and by all accounts the feedback from previous visits to the sub-continent has been very good.
“The conditions out here will be pretty tough and it's going to be a good challenge for us. Hopefully it will provide excellent preparation ahead of the season back in England."
Airport transfers for the trip are courtesy of Four Seasons Transfers.