All the guys can’t wait to get stuck into this season’s t20 Blast campaign, which starts this week.
I like the new format with the t20 Blast, with most games taking place on Friday nights hopefully we will get some big crowds in.
We are confident that we can challenge in all three formats this season, but with any competition you have to take it game by game and get some momentum under your belt in the early stages.
We’ve got our England boys available for the first couple of games, which is of course a massive boost.
Not only will it draw the crowds in, but it improves our squad massively.
Having players like Joe Root and Gary Ballance available can only be a good thing as we look to make it to another t20 finals day after our trip to the Swalec Stadium in 2012 which ended in disappointment after losing to Hampshire in the final.
It was a great experience for us as players and as a club and can only help us out going forward.
The atmosphere was brilliant on the day and everyone at the club wants to experience everything that goes with a finals day again.
We’ve also signed up Aaron Finch this season too, which is a major coup for us.
He has to be one of the most explosive and exciting batsmen in world cricket at the moment, so to have him in our team will be great for the fans, but also great for us as players.
If you can’t learn anything from playing with one of the best batsmen in the game then who can you learn from?
We’re not sure when he will be joining up with the squad as he is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
They are on the cusp of qualifying for the latter stages of the competition, so we will just have to wait and see what happens with him.
It would obviously be great to have him at Headingley sooner rather than later.
We can’t look too far ahead though and the competition starts against Northants at Headingley on Friday night and we mustn’t look any further than that.
It would be great to see a big crowd in at Headingley to start the competition with a bang.
It always helps the players when the ground is full and the supporters are behind the side, so get down to Headingley this Friday night.