T20 Blast Preview: London derby set to light up Blast


The Vitality T20 Blast returns tomorrow night with two more matches, one in the North and one in the South.

Surrey vs Middlesex – Oval 18:30

Both sides will be looking to earn the bragging rights as they come face to face in their second match of the competition.

The hosts sit at the bottom of the South group following a 52 run defeat to Essex last Friday, while Middlesex opened up with a comfortable seven-wicket win against the same opponents the night before.

Both sides are set to miss a number of their key players with a number of them involved with England. The most notable absentee, Jason Roy,  is set to make his Test Match debut at Lord’s against Ireland on Wednesday, while teammates Rory Burns and Sam Curran are also in the Test squad.

As for Middlesex, they’ll be hopeful that overseas star AB De Villiers can cause similar damage with the bat after his match-winning innings last week against Essex.

Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings- Grace Road 18:30

Leicestershire sit second bottom in the table after picking up just one point from their opening two matches, a washout against Lancashire Lightning on Friday.

Over the years, the hosts have struggled in the competition and will be keen to make an improvement on last year’s performance where they finished bottom of the North Group table.

Yorkshire have an identical record to the Foxes after two games having only picked up one point thanks to a no-result against Notts Outlaws on Friday and defeat to Derbyshire on Saturday; therefore, the Vikings will be keen to make amends.

They’ll be hopeful that overseas signing Nicholas Pooran can make the difference after a promising World Cup campaign for the West Indies on a personal note.


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