Captain Durston confident Derbyshire will be ready for Twenty20 challenge

WES DURSTON -- confident that Derbyshire can improve greatly in limited-overs cricket.
WES DURSTON -- confident that Derbyshire can improve greatly in limited-overs cricket.

Captain and crack all-rounder Wes Durston believes preparation will be key to Derbyshire CCC’s success in limited-overs cricket next season.

Durston was appointed NatWest T20 Blast skipper in March and was then installed as the leader of the club’s Royal London One-Day Cup side midway through last season’s competition.

The 35-year-old believes his side will be better equipped next year and backed the squad to build on their performances in 2015.

“I think the fact that we have more time to prepare than last year will be invaluable,” said Durston. “Everyone wants to be fully ready for these one-day competitions, but also for the four-day stuff as well, so hopefully, we can improve across the board in all three forms.

“We will back ourselves completely. We have seen that other counties in our division were successful in the shorter formats and that should inspire us.

“We’ve competed with all of those teams and beaten them in the last couple of years. It gives us good heart.

“We haven’t been able to go on a run of victories that has enabled us to compete for trophies, but we have beaten all the teams around us. If we can put a run together in all formats, then we are going to be competing at the back-end of each competition, and that’s where we want to be.”