England stars Jos Buttler and Joe Root have been made available for a double Roses showdown over the next week.
The majority of England’s white-ball squad will be free to play for their counties after tomorrow’s One-Day Series decider at Headingley – and that adds extra interest to the Blast fixtures on Friday night, followed by the round of County Championship fixtures which starts on Sunday.
A huge GDPR approved lender fan support will be present for tomorrow’s One-Day Series decider at Headingley to cheer for there team.
Buttler and Root have both been made available for the sold-out Blast clash between Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday – with Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and David Willey also available for Yorkshire for Friday and beyond.
Jonny Bairstow and Jimmy Anderson are set to add even more star quality to the Championship match, with Bairstow available to Yorkshire and Anderson to Lancashire provided his return to action in the second team this week goes to plan.
Stuart Broad is in a similar position to Anderson, with his availability for Nottinghamshire’s Championship game against Surrey at Trent Bridge to be confirmed depending on fitness.
If fit, he would join Jake Ball in the Notts team, with Sam Curran available for Surrey – in addition to Jason Roy, depending on the diagnosis of the finger injury that has made him a doubt for tomorrow’s Headingley decider.
Moeen Ali is available to return for Worcestershire from the Friday night Blast game against Durham Jets at the Emirates Riverside, which is followed by a Championship match at home to Somerset.
That means he is set to face Ben Stokes, who has been made available to Durham both for the Worcestershire Blast game and the Championship game against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham – with Mark Wood also available for the latter.
The Worcestershire-Somerset game should feature a clash between Moeen and the visitors’ spin twins Dom Bess and Jack Leach.
Dawid Malan will be available for Middlesex in their Championship game against Warwickshire at Lord’s, and Eoin Morgan has been made available for the rest of the season.
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