Vitality t20 Blast 2020 – Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws taking place? Thursday 27th August, 18:35 (UK)

Where is Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws taking place? Emerald Headingley

What is the expected weather for Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws? Light rain showers are expected throughout the course of the match

What channel is Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws on? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing this match

Where can I stream Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws? You can stream this via the SkyGo app if the match is being televised by Sky Sports

Where can I get tickets for Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS

  • Yorkshire Vikings will be looking to improve on last year’s Vitality Blast campaign, where they failed to get out of the group stages.
  • England test captain Joe Root will be available for the ‘White Rose’ after not being selected for England’s T20 matches against Australia, whilst bowler Matt Fisher may feature having recovered from injury.
  • Vitality Blast captain David Willey, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow however, will all miss out due to England commitments with batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore stepping in as skipper.

NOTTS OUTLAWS

  • The Outlaws made it to finals-day in 2019 where they were beaten by one run by Worcestershire Rapids in a thrilling semi-final.
  • Australian captain Dan Christian being available despite difficulties caused by the Covid 19 pandemic represents a massive boost for Notts.
  • Notts will also be boosted with the availability of star batsman Alex Hales, however they have been dealt a big blow with the news that bowler Harry Gurney will miss this year’s Vitality Blast due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery.

THE PREDICTION

Rain looks set to put a dampener on the proceedings of this match (pardon the pun), although both sides will be hoping they can get a game in here. Yorkshire Vikings have home advantage and the rare luxury of Joe Root’s services. However, their top order batting has been hit badly by England call-ups which severely weakens their side. The Outlaws should take full advantage, with the big hitting Hales leading them to a win here should they get enough time on the field.

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