A host of England players will be in action for their counties over the coming weeks with national team mates set to face each other for domestic pride.
All 18 of the players selected for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka will have the chance to hone their skills with their counties as the battle for quarter-final places in both competitions intensifies.
The England clashes begin on Thursday with newcomers Dawid Malan and Tymal Mills facing each other as Sussex travel to Lord’s to face Middlesex. Three Lions captain Eoin Morgan, Steven Finn and Chris Jordan are also set for action.
On Friday, opener Alex Hales comes up against five of his team mates as Nottinghamshire face Yorkshire with Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, David Willey and Liam Plunkett all set to play.
Alastair Cook, Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad will all take a break until returning to red-ball action in the County Championship in early July.
England head coach Trevor Bayliss said: “The guys are all really keen to play for their counties whenever possible, and we’re very happy with that.
“There should be some great games over the next few days which is a good way for them to prepare for our switch to white-ball cricket against Sri Lanka.”
England player availability
One-Day Cup/T20 Blast
Jason Roy – Surrey v Sussex June 14 and Hampshire June 15 (ODC), Middlesex June 17 (T20B)
Sam Billings – Kent Spitfires v Somerset June 14 and Essex June 15 (ODC) and Glamorgan June 17 (T20B)
Jos Buttler – Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings June 15 (ODC) and Northants Steelbacks June 16 (T20B)
Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, David Willey – Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws June 14 and Lancashire Lightning June 15 (ODC) and Notts Outlaws June 17 (T20B). Willey also v Derbyshire Falcons June 19
James Vince and Liam Dawson – Hampshire v Surrey June 15 (ODC), and v Sussex June 17 (T20B). Dawson also v Gloucestershire June 14 (ODC)
Steven Finn, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan – Middlesex v Sussex Sharks on June 16 and Surrey June 17. Malan, Morgan also v Glamorgan June 14 (ODC)
Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills – Sussex Sharks v Middlesex June 16 and Hampshire June 17. Jordan also v Surrey June 14 (ODC)
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root – Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws, June 17
Moeen Ali – Worcestershire Rapids v Leicestershire Foxes June 17 and Notts Outlaws June 18
Alex Hales – Notts Outlaws v Yorkshire Vikings June 17 and Worcestershire Rapids June 18
Chris Woakes – Birmingham Bears v Derbyshire Falcons June 17
Jimmy Anderson – Lancashire v Nottinghamshire July 3-6
Stuart Broad – Nottinghamshire v Lancashire July 3-6
Alastair Cook – Essex v Kent July 3-6