Friends Life t20 Finals Day takes centre stage
Other countries may have taken the lead in the development of t20 cricket all eyes will be on the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff for the all signing, all dancing, big hitting Friends Life t20 Finals Day.
The IPL and Big Bash League may have overtaken the ECB’s premier event but nothing still compares to three t20 matches shoehorned into one day on front of a capacity crowd.
With two places up for grabs in the t20 Champions League as well the Hampshire Royals, Yorkshire Carnegie, Sussex Sharks and Somerset Sabres will all be looking to strike it rich at the SWALEC Stadium.
With rain expected through the day the action could get curtailed but play will get under way at 11am local time when the Sussex Sharks takes on Yorkshire Carnegie.
The second match will pit the Hampshire Royals against the Somerset Sabres in a rematch of the 2011 final which saw the Royals sneak home to win the title for the first time thanks to a dramatic last ball victory.