Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens gives backing to Sam Northeast as a future Kent captain
Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens has
backed Sam Northeast to be a future captain of the county.
The 35-year-old was not surprised
to see skipper Rob Key stand down this winter after seven years at
the helm at the St Lawrence Ground but revealed he thought
promising batsman Northeast (pictured right) might even have been
brought into the captaincy picture this season.
Stevens, currently playing in the
Bangladesh Premier League T20 competition, said: "I had a feeling
about Keysey. You could tell he was a bit frustrated with his game
last season. This way he gets to concentrate on playing
Stevens claimed spinner James
Tredwell, 30, was a good choice to help bridge the gap between Key
and Northeast, who at 23, is four years younger than Key was when
he took over the role from David Fulton at the end of the 2006
Stevens (pictured below) said: "I
thought they might try to blend Sam into the captaincy with
for a year. Treddy is a good stand-in. He has good experience and
an excellent cricket brain.
"Treddy is a good age to go on as
long as he wants but I do see Sam doing the job at some point."
Tredwell continues to impress for
England’s one-day side in India, despite back-to-back losses
sealing a series win for the hosts.
The spinner took 2-54 off his 10
overs as India cruised past their target of 257 by five wickets in
Mohali on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old took 2-29 off seven
overs as the hosts – chasing England’s meagre 155 all-out in Ranchi
on Saturday – romped home for the loss of three wickets.
The fifth and final ODI is in
Dharmasala on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Northeast has been
chosen to make his MCC debut in the annual Champion County game
against Warwickshire in Abu Dhabi in March.
Do you think Northeast is
captaincy material? Have your say below.
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