Durham head coach Jon Lewis is aiming for a productive tour of Dubai as the squad's pre-season training begins to intensify.
After months of gym work followed by outdoor sessions this week, the side have flown to the UAE for a 11-day tour.
It combines a mixture of training and matches alongside the Emirates T20 tournament, which runs on 23-24 March.
And Lewis is hoping to get his side heading towards top form before returning to complete their preparations for 2017 on home soil
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