Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Rapids Hero Cox And Boost Defenders Set To Take On Auckland Aces

Ben Cox’s side’s Boost Defenders will launch their bid for glory in the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 League today (Thursday).

The Worcestershire wicket-keeper batsman has linked up with the Boost defenders for the three-day tournament.

The six teams have been split into two groups of three with the final taking part on October 6.

All games will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Cox and the Boost Defenders will take on the Auckland Aces today (October 4) and the Multiply Titans tomorrow (October 5).

The Boost Defenders compete in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza League.

In the other group are Yorkshire, Hobart Hurricanes and Lahore Qalandars.

Cox will be hoping to repeat the form he showed with the bat on Vitality Blast finals day when he produced man of the match winning performances for the Rapids against Lancashire Lightning and Sussex Sharks.

Boost Defenders squad: Colin Ingram (c), Cameron Delport, Ben Cox, Kyle Abbott, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Paul Stirling, Ramith Rambukwella, Ronsford Beaton, Rokhan Barikzai, Yamin Ahmadzai, Jeevan Mendis, Noor ul Haq, Younis Ahmadzai, Munir Kakkar, Nijat Masood, Rokhan Barikzai, Abdullah Mazari

The competition schedule is:

October 4

Auckland Aces v Boost Defenders

Yorkshire Vikings v Lahore Qalandars

October 5

Hobart Hurricanes v Lahore Qalandars

Multiply Titans v Boost Defenders

October 6

Yorkshire Vikings v Hobart Hurricanes

Multiply Titans v Auckland Aces