All You Need To Know About T20 Blast
In May 2022, the T20 Blast started with Yorkshire Vikings taking on Worcestershire Rapid in their inaugural contest. England T20 blast is known as the ‘Vitality T20 Blast 2022’ which is a domestic T20 tournament and enjoys huge sponsorships.
The inaugural edition of the T20 blast tournament was conducted in 2003 and the recent hosting was its 20th edition. This cricket tournament has got huge success in England as it not only has the national talent and the fresh talent but also has the special players participating from across the globe. Do you want to make huge profits out of these matches? You can follow our free cricket betting tips and reap higher profits.
Format of T20 Blast
There are a total of 18 teams who participate in this tournament and all the teams are categorized into two groups as North and South Division. Currently, Hampshire Hawks are the defending champions of this tournament. In the league stage of this tournament, four participating teams qualify for the quarterfinals, followed by semi finals and finals.
History of T20 Blast
The Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and England huely needed a 50-over tournament after the Benson and Hedges Cup came to an end in 2022. Due to lack of sponsorship, the board agreed to go ahead with a T20 format that would attract a huge fanbase in the upcoming matches. The authorities wanted to bring a tournament with quick results and came up with the idea of a T20 cup.
According to the latest cricket updates, the official name of the tournament changed and in its inception year in 2003, it was called the T20 Cup.
However, with the end of 2009 edition, the ECB changed its name to Provident T20. The next change in the name of the tournament occurred in 2014 when ECB got the sponsorship of NatWest. It was named as NatWest T20 Blast from 2014 to 2017 with Vitality taking over being the new sponsors from 2018.
Participating Teams in England T20 Blast
Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire)
Adam Hose, Alex Thomson, Chris Woakes, Craig Miles, Dom Sibley, Dan Mousley, Ed Pollock, Ethan Brookes, Hanuma Vihari, Pieter Malan, Jacob Bethell, Matthew Lamb, George Furrer, Tim Bresnan, Will Rhodes (C), Michael Burgess (WK), Danny Briggs, George Garrett, Manraj Johal, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott, Liam Norwell, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Olly Stone, Robert Yates, Ryan Sidebottom, and Sam Hain.
Alex Hughes (C), Anuj Dal, Ben McDermott, Billy Godleman, Brooke Guest (WK), Luis Reece, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Michael Cohen, Matt McKiernan, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Samuel Conners, Thomas Wood, Nils Priestley, Nick Hotslake, and Wayne Madsen,
Scott Borthwick ©, Alex Lees, Alex Thomson, Ben Raine, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, Jack Burnham, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Steel, Michael Jones, Chris Rushworth, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson, Graham Clark, Matt Salisbury, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter (WK), Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Matty Potts, Ned Eckersley, Jack Campbell, Oliver Gibson, and Will Young.
Adam Wheater (WK), Adam Zampa, Aron Nijjar, Aaron Beard, Ben Allison, Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, Feroze Khushi, Tom Westley (C), Ryan ten Doeschate, Shane Snater, Sam Cook, Nick Browne, Sir Alastair Cook, Michael Pepper, Paul Walter, Jack Plom, Peter Siddle, Jamie Porter, Simon Harmer, Varun Chopra, and William Buttleman.
Andrew Salter, Andrew Balbirnie, Alex Horton, Billy Root, Chris Cooke (C & wk), Daniel Douthwaite, David Lloyd, Michael Hogan, Callum Taylor, Kiran Carlson, Prem Sisodiya, Marnus Labuschagne, Nicholas Selman, Colin Ingram, Michael Neser, Joe Cooke, Roman Walker, Ruaidhri Smith, Kames Weighell, Jamie Mcllroy, and Timm van der Gugten. Get free cricket betting tips to bet on England T20 last.
Benny Howell, Chris Dent (C), David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (WK), Jack Taylor, George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, George Hankins, Tom Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Olivier Price, Tom Lace, Daniel Worrall, Harry Hankins, Jared Warner, Josh Shaw, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, and Tom Price.
Ajeet Dale, Aneurin Donald, Chris Wood, D’Arcy Short, Brad Wheal, Lewis McManus (wk), James Fuller, Ian Holland, Scott Currie, Mohammad Abbas, Kyle Abbott, Liam Dawson, Mason Crane, Keith Barker, Felix Organ, Joe Weatherley, James Vince (C), Ryan Stevenson, Sam Northeast, and Tom Alsop.
Alex Blake, Fred Klaassen, Daniel Bell-Drummond (C),Oliver Robinson (wk), Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Imran Qayyum, Joe Denly, Tawanda Muyeye, Miguel Cummins, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Amir, Nathan Gilcrhsit, Ollie Robinson, Matthew Quinn, Harry Podmote, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings, Darren Stevens, Tim Groenewald, Hamidullah Qadri, and Zak Crawley.
Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Luke Wells, Owais Shah, Danny Lamb, Shreyas Iyer, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, James Anderson, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Finn Allen, Jos Buttler, George Balderson, George Lavelle, Edwin Moulton, George Burrows, Alex Davies (WK), Jack Blatherwick, Jack Morley, Jackson Bird, Matt Parkinson, Richard Gleeson, and Saqib Mahmood.
George Rhodes, Hassan Azad, Harry Dearden, Marcus Harris, Nick Welch, Rishi Patel, Sam Evans, Aaron Lilley, Ben Mike, Colin Ackermann (C), Callum Parkinson, Scott Steel, Harry Swindells (WK), Sam Bates, Alex Evans, Chris Wright, Dieter Klein, Ed Barnes, Lewis Hill, Gavin Griffiths, Nathan Bowley, and Will Davis.
Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi, Martin Andersson, Nick Gubbins, John Simpson (wk), James Harris, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn (C), Eoin Morgan, Joshua De Caires, Sam Robson, Luke Hollman, Mitchell Marsh, Paul Stirling, Jack Davies, Joe Cracknell, Peter Handscomb, Robbie White, Blake Cullen, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Thilan Walallawita, Tim Murtagh, and Toby Roland-Jones.
Northants Steelbacks (Northamptonshire)
Richard Levi, Joshua Cobb (C), Adam Rossington(WK), Alex Wakely, Saif Zaib, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover, Ben Curran, Charlie Thurston, Emilio Gay, Gareth Berg, Luke Procter, Rob Keogh, Tom Taylor, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Curtley-Jack White, Graeme White, Simon Karrigon, and Wayne Parnell.
Notts Outlaws (Nottinghamshire)
Alex Hales, Ben Compton, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian, Steven Mullaney (C), Samit Patel, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, Zak Chappell, Tom Barber, Stuart Broad, Matthew Carter, Liam Patterson-White, Harry Gurney, Dane Patterson, Brett Hutton, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Slater, Dane Schadendorf, Peter Trego, Lyndon James, Joey Evison, Sol Budinger, and Toby Pettman.
Ben Green, Craig Overton, Steven Davies (wk), Devon Conway, Tom Abell (C), Josh Davey, Jack Leach, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Ollie Sale, Max Waller, Merchant de Lange, Jack Brooks, Ned Leonard, Kasey Aldridge,Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth, Sam Young, Tom Banton, Tom Lammonby, and Will Smeed.
Amar Virdi, Ben Foakes (wk), Sam Curran, Will Jacks, Hashim Amla, Rory Burns (C), Jamie Smith, Rikki Clarke, Jamie Overton, Liam Plunkett, Gus Atkinson, Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Nicholas Kimber, Matt Dunn, Kemar Roach, James Taylor, Jade Dernbach, Gareth Batty, Conor McKerr, Ollie Pope, Nico Reifer, Ben Geddes, Laurie Evans, Jason Roy, Mark Stoneman, Ryan Patel, and Jordan Clark.
Aaron Thomason, Ben Brown, Calum Macleod, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Philip Salt (wk), Luke Wright (C), George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Henry Crocombe, Mitchell Claydon, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Meaker, and Tymal Mills.
Adam Finch, Alzarri Joseph, Daryl Mitchell, Jack Haynes, Joshua Dell, Mitchell Stanley, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Joe Leach (C), Moeen Ali, Alex Milton (WK), Ben Cox, Gareth Roderick, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Ed Barnard, Josh Tongue, and Pat Brown.
Adam Lyth, Ben Coad, Adil Rashid,Joe Root, Ben Birkhead, Harry Brook, Will Fraine, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Jordan Thompson, Matthew Fisher, Josh Sullivan, Jack Shutt, Duanne Olivier, Dominic Leech, Dom Bess, Harry Duke, George Hill, Mathew Pillans, Josh Poysden, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow, James Wharton, Matthew Revis, Tom Loten, David Willey, Matthew Waite, Steven Patterson (C), and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
T20 Blast 2022: Stats and Performances
Leicestershire Foxes is the most successful team in the T20 Blast owing 3 titles to their name. Notts Outlaws and Northants Steelback, meanwhile, have won two titles each at the T20 Blast. Warcikshire Bears, Gloucestershire Gladiators, Yorkshire Carnegie, Durham Jets have narrowly missed out on their maiden title after making it to the summit clash for only once. Let us have a look at the list of past winners and their performances at the T20 Blast.
|2003||Surrey Lions||Won by 9 wickets||Warwickshire Bears|
|2004||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 7 wickets||Surrey Lions|
|2005||Somerset Sabres||Won by 7 wickets||Lancashire Lightning|
|2006||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 4 runs||Notts Outlaws|
|2007||Kent Spitfires||Won by 4 wickets||Gloucestershire Gladiators|
|2008||Middlesex Crusaders||Won by 3 runs||Kent Spitfires|
|2009||Sussex Sharks||Won by 63 runs||Somerset Sabres|
|2010||Hampshire Royals||Won by losing fewer wickets (scores level)||Somerset|
|2011||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 18 runs||Somerset|
|2012||Hampshire Royals||Won by 10 runs||Yorkshire Carnegie|
|2013||Northants Steelbacks||Won by 102 runs (D/L)||Surrey|
|2014||Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire)||Won by 4 runs||Lancashire Lightning|
|2015||Lancashire Lightning||Won by 13 runs||Northants Steelbacks|
|2016||Northants Steelbacks||Won by 4 wickets||Durham Jets|
|2017||Notts Outlaws||Won by 22 runs||Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire)|
|2018||Worcestershire Rapids||Won by 5 wickets||Sussex Sharks|
|2019||Essex Eagles||Won by 4 wickets||Worcestershire Rapids|
|2020||Notts Outlaws||Won by 6 wickets||Surrey|
|2021||Kent Spitfires||Won by 25 runs||Somerset|
|2022||Hampshire Hawks||Won by 5 runs||Edgbaston|