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All-round stars set for Lord's

Some of the world's leading all-rounders are coming to Lord's in the next few weeks. Have you got your tickets to the show?

The Friends Provident Twenty20 action at Lord's has already started.

Reigning champions Sussex brought England's World Cup winning all-rounders Luke Wright and Michael Yardy with them.

There's more to come.

Somerset, Essex, Surrey and Kent are visiting Lord's in June - bringing with them some of the world's best all-rounders.

Sabres' cutting edge

Somerset have recently signed West Indies star Kieron Pollard. The tall Trinidadian delighted audiences in the recent IPL, with nearly 70% of his 213 runs coming from big hits to the boundary.

Pollard also took 11 wickets with a startling strike rate of 15.82 - the best in his team, Mumbai Indians, who were tournament runners-up.

High-flying Eagles

Essex Eagles also boast some great all-round talents.

Their overseas signing, Scott Styris, will be familiar to Middlesex's Adam Gilchrist - both played for the 2009 IPL-winning Deccan Chargers.

Essex also have Ryan ten Doeschate - the Netherlands all-rounder who was part of the Dutch side which famously upset England at Lord's in 2009.

Ten Doeschate recently won the ECB's FTI Most Valuable Player award for May - having taken 16 wickets and scored 535 runs, including a thrilling 109 from 62 balls against Derbyshire.

Aussie rivalry

When cross-river rivals Surrey arrive at Lord's they'll bring Australia's Andrew Symonds.

With Middlesex boasting David Warner alongside Gilchrist in their line-up, Symonds' arrival is sure to add some extra spice to the local rivalry.

Symonds' is famed for his explosive style both on and off the pitch. With a T20 high score of 117 not out - he averages at least one six per game.

Kent Spitfires, who won the 2008 Twenty20 competition, bring their own stars too, with experienced Darren Stevens starring with bat and ball so far this season.

In England's 2005 Ashes-winning wicket-keeper they have their own all-rounder in the Gilchrist mould - batting and 'keeping.

The array of stars and talent coming to Lord's throughout June is almost frightening. Get your tickets; get a hard hat and get down to Lord's.

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