What do you want to know about the County Championship? Ask our experts

Rory Burns leads Surrey's celebration of winning the title - Stu Forster/Getty Images
Rory Burns leads Surrey's celebration of winning the title - Stu Forster/Getty Images

The county season is just around the corner and there is plenty of intrigue ahead of the new campaign.

Early season form could earn a spot in England's team come the Ashes – or lose a spot – with opening batsmen and seamers vying for spots, in particular.

The broader question of whether England's Bazball's philosophy will trickle down into the county game is certainly worth monitoring. It has been communicated down from the England and Wales Cricket Board, Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum that players who embrace their attacking mantra will be viewed more favourably when it comes to England selection.

It will, therefore, be fascinating to see if improved run rates are widespread across both divisions. As ever with English county cricket in April, weather could well be a decisive factor.

A hot topic last season was the Dukes ball, which failed to swing as much as usual and deteriorated quickly. The manufacturers told Telegraph Sport last week that the balls would be back to their best, which could be bad news for batting averages around the country. In a new trial, two rounds of the championship will see a Kookaburra ball used in an attempt to give players experience with a broader range of conditions.

Yorkshire, who were relegated from Division One at the end of last season, will be hoping their on-field performances can distract from the off-field turmoil that has surrounded the club.

Pakistan international Shan Masood will captain the side on his arrival, as they seek to return to the top division.

Elsewhere, there will be considerable intrigue surrounding Australia's contingent playing in the county game. Most notably, Steve Smith – who tormented England during their last home Ashes series – will play for Sussex in three championship games from the start of May.

A number of big name moves by English players have taken place too, with Dom Sibley (Warwickshire to Surrey), Chris Rushworth (Durham to Warwickshire) and Olly Stone (Warwickshire to Nottinghamshire) all changing counties.

With all this in mind, Telegraph Sport's experts will answer the questions you have about the upcoming campaign. From players to counties to weather to balls: fire away!