Gloucestershire topped the South Group standings in the 2016 season to reach the quarter-finals. However, the 2007 runners-up had a horrible tournament the very next year as they finished at the bottom of their group. In the previous edition, Gloucestershire showed a lot of improvement and managed to make it past the group stage finishing fourth on the leaderboard after winning eight and losing four games. They lost their opening fixture against Somerset but bounced back to win their next five completed matches on the trot.
Their T20 Blast campaign came to an end with a five-wicket loss to Worcestershire in the quarter-final.
Michael Klinger was Gloucestershire’s leading run-scorer last year with 431 runs and David Payne the leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets.
Finals Days: 2
Gloucestershire Squad for Vitality Blast T20 2019
Chris Dent, Michael Klinger, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth, Ian Cockbain, George Drissell, Miles Hammond, George Hankins, Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Chris Liddle, David Payne, Gareth Roderick, Tom Smith, Will Tavare, Jack Taylor, Matt Taylor, Chadd Sayers, Andrew Tye, Graeme van Buuren, Stuart Wittingham.
Overseas players: Michael Klinger (Australia), Andrew Tye (Australia).
Gloucestershire First Encounter
They will be playing on July 19, against Glamorgan, South Group
College Ground, Cheltenham.
About Vitality Blast T20 2019:
The Vitality Blast 2019 will last from July 18 to September 21. This is the 17th year of the competition but only the second since its rebranding. The competition will kick start with the clash between Middlesex and Essex at the iconic Lord’s in London and will have a total of 133 matches. There will be a two-week break between the 4th quarter-final and the 1st semi-final. The Finals day, just like the last year, will comprise the semi-finals and the Final which will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The 18 first-class counties have been categorized into North and South Group for the T20 event. The league stage will see each team play against six of the other eight teams in its own group twice. The remaining two teams in the group will lock horns once, resulting in a total of 14 group games per team, out of which the top four teams will move ahead to the knockouts in the Quarter-final games.
Complete Schedule of Vitality T20 Blast 2019
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