Here’s how Middlesex, the 2008 T20 Blast champions, who were outplayed in the quarterfinals last year against Nottinghamshire, shape up ahead of the 2020 edition.

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Last year’s finish: Quarter-finals

Tournament history: Middlesex’s only tournament win took place under the leadership of Ed Joyce 12 years ago. They’ve not reached Finals Day since and suffered a crushing 10-wicket defeat to Nottinghamshire in their quarter-final clash last year.

Key player: Nathan Sowter. A quality wrist-spinner in T20 cricket is a valued commodity, and Middlesex have one in the Aussie-born Sowter, who took 16 Blast wickets at 28 last year.

2020 T20 Blast Middlesex Squad

Eoin Morgan (c), Martin Andersson​, Ethan Bamber, Joe Cracknell, Blake Cullen, Miguel Cummins, Jack Davies, Josh De Caires, Stephen Eskinazi, Steve Finn, Nick Gubbins, James Harris, Tom Helm, Max Holden, Luke Hollman, Dan Lincoln, Sam Robson, Toby Roland-Jones, John Simpson, Nathan Sowter, Thilan Walallawita, Robbie White

2020 T20 Blast Middlesex Fixtures


Thursday 27th v Essex (County Ground, Chelmsford)
Saturday 29th v Kent (Lord’s)


Tuesday 1st v Sussex (Lord’s)
Thursday 3rd v Essex (Lord’s)
Saturday 5th v Surrey (Kia Oval)
Saturday 12th v Hampshire (Lord’s)
Monday 14th v Surrey (Lord’s)
Wednesday 16th v Kent (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Friday 18th v Sussex  (County Ground, Hove)
Sunday 20th v Hampshire (Ageas Bowl)