Sussex flying high ahead of t20 finals day

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SUSSEX Sharks return to FL t20 finals day on Saturday for the first time since they won the competition in 2009 and for their third appearance in the final four.

Finals day cannot come quick enough with the team flying high in the competition and posting 200 plus scores in four of the group and quarter-final stages.

Strong support from the Sussex faithful is expected at The SWALEC Stadium with an army of support making their way down the M4 early on Saturday for what is, for many, the highlight of the domestic season.

Sharks have announced a 16-man squad for day in which they take on Yorkshire Carnegie in the first of the semi-finals in an 11am start.

Sussex are also boosted by the return of wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior from recent England duty, who was also voted as England’s man-of-the-series and by the inclusion of Luke Wright, who has been selected by England in the final squad for the T20 World Cup taking place in Sri Lanka during September.

The Sussex squad is as follows: Amjad Khan, Will Beer, Ben Brown, Joe Gatting,

Murray Goodwin, Naveed Arif Gondal, Chris Liddle, Matt Machan, Steve Magoffin, Chris Nash, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Michael Rippon, Scott Styris, Luke Wright and Mike Yardy.