Wisden

The independent voice of cricket

LIVE SCORES
County Cricket

County cricket preview 2019: Gloucestershire

by Wisden Staff 4 minute read

Could Gloucestershire grab one of the three Division Two promotion spots up for grabs?

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Captain: Chris Dent (Championship and 50 over), Michael Klinger (T20)
Last season: CC2: 5/10; RL50: 7/9 South Group; T20: QF
Transfers in: Stuart Whittingham (Sussex), Dan Worrall (Aus)
Transfers out: Craig Miles, Liam Norwell (both Warks), Kieran Noema-Barnett (released)

VIEW GLOUCESTERSHIRE TEAM PAGE

Stick on: Chris Dent

Should Chris Dent be in the frame for England selection?

The homegrown opener has averaged 42 in first-class cricket since the start of 2015; no mean feat on the batsman’s graveyards of Division Two and perhaps sufficient to put him in the frame for Test selection if he played for a more fashionable county.

Wildcard: Jack Taylor

Can offie-turned-leggie Jack Taylor prosper with a new bowling style?

After receiving three bans for an illegal action as an off-spinner, the 27-year-old has taken the step of converting himself into a leggie.

Prediction

CC2: 8/10; RL50: 9/9 South Group; T20: 6/9 South Group

The departure of Craig Miles and Liam Norwell, two exciting young quicks with England aspirations, is a hammer blow to a county with already scarce resources and probably scuppers any promotion chances. The squad looks better suited to T20, with the evergreen Michael Klinger leading the side and Benny Howell continuing to bamboozle the best around.

VIEW GLOUCESTERSHIRE TEAM PAGE

This county cricket 2019 preview was first published in issue 18 of Wisden Cricket Monthly. Subscribe here.

Have Your Say

Become a Wisden member

  • Exclusive offers and competitions
  • Money-can’t-buy experiences
  • Join the Wisden community
  • Sign up for free
LEARN MORE
Latest maagazine

Get the magazine

12 Issues for just £39.99

SUBSCRIBE