County cricket talking points: T20 Blast enjoys an unexpected return

With The Hundred shelved for a year, the T20 Blast is treating us to some fine cricket from old favourites and new faces

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

Shiny and new 17 years ago – when taxis would disgorge city types at the Oval to join the men and (yes, I know, because I was there) women and children in a blaze of music, lights and er … booze – Twenty20 was set to become passé in 2020. But the consummation of cricket’s troubled marriage with The Hundred has been put back a year and, after making it through the wilderness of Covid-19 and cloud, T20 is back! This week’s fare in the Vitality Blast may not been an immaculate collection of matches but it has been good to see some old faces getting back into the groove and some new ones playing for the very first time.

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