Middlesex v Gloucs: Teams

Stauss in, Shah out at Lord's

By Rob Lancaster   Last updated: 21st August 2007  

Middlesex v Gloucs: Teams

Strauss: Back in county action

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Andrew Strauss returns to county action for Middlesex as they host Gloucestershire at Lord's.

The availability of the England opener helps fill the void left by Owais Shah, who is away on international duty for the NatWest Series against India.

Tim Murtagh is included in a 12-man squad after he missed out on selection for last week's draw against Northamptonshire.

Stayt to start

Gloucestershire have included young seamer Tom Stayt in their 13-man squad.

The 21-year-old could be set to make his debut for the county if they opt to add a seamer to their bowling attack.

Spin duo Ian Fisher and Vikram Banerjee both played against Essex last time out, but one may have to miss out this week.

All-rounder Mark Hardinges is also added to the team which clinched a 70-run win at Southend.

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