Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws – Team News
The addition of Dawid Malan could prove decisive for the Vikings as they look to make it out of the group stages for the first time in four seasons.
However, they will have to do without him and Jonny Bairstow at the start of the tournament due to their England commitments.
It means they will again look to the improving Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth for their firepower here.
One man that will give them a boost is England Test skipper Joe Root. He is available to feature now England’s Test series with Pakistan has come to an end.
The big blow for Notts is that left-arm bowler Harry Gurney will miss the Vitality Blast through injury. He has undergone shoulder surgery but won’t be able to feature in this year’s tournament.
He’ll be a big miss for the Outlaws after he took 22 wickets in 2019.
They have lost experienced former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan to Birmingham Bears and Gary Ballance misses this game after suffering anxiety and stress during the coronavirus lockdown.
Vikings could eventually benefit from the skills of both David Willey and spinner Adil Rashid but, for now, they also remain in the England fold.
Notts, meanwhile, will benefit from Alex Hales’ continued absence from the England set-up. He’ll lead their batting attack once more.
Haseeb Hameed has arrived at the county this year but it remains to be seen whether or not he features in white-ball cricket.
Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws – Squads
|Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C)
||Dan Christian (C)