After having faltered in the quarter-finals against Worcestershire at the 2019 T20 Blast, can Sussex go the distance in 2020?
Last year’s finish: Quarter-finals
Tournament history: Sussex topped the South Division last year and have reached the knock-out stages in three of the last five seasons but, despite that impressive record, it has now been 11 years since their only T20 cup triumph.
Key player: Phil Salt. A gun opener, Salt has impressed on the franchise circuit and finished the 2019 Blast as Sussex’s leading run-scorer with 406 runs at 36.90 at a healthy strike rate of 161.11. The 23-year-old is on the England radar too and hit a 58-ball ton against Ireland in a warm-up match last month.
T20 Blast 2020 Sussex Sharks Squad
Luke Wright (c), Mitch Claydon, Harry Finch, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, Delray Rawlins, Stuart Meaker, George Garton, Will Beer, Tom Haines, Danny Briggs, Jofra Archer, Ravi Bopara, Aaron Thomason, Ollie Robinson, Ben Brown, Tom Clark, Phil Salt, Will Sheffield, Luke Wells, Laurie Evans, David Wiese
T20 Blast 2020 Sussex Sharks Fixtures
Friday 28th v Surrey (County Ground, Hove)
Sunday 30th v Hampshire (County Ground, Hove)
Tuesday 1st v Middlesex (Lord’s)
Thursday 3rd v Kent (County Ground, Hove)
Thursday 10th v Hampshire (Ageas Bowl)
Saturday 12th v Kent (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Monday 14th v Essex (County Ground, Hove)
Wednesday 16th v Surrey (Kia Oval)
Friday 18th v Middlesex (County Ground, Hove)
Sunday 20th v Essex (County Ground, Chelmsford)