Sussex return to Vitality Blast action this week with back-to-back games against Gloucestershire in Bristol on Friday night and Hampshire at The 1st Central County Ground 24 hours later.
With #Blast21 on the horizon, what better time to talk to Sharks' head coach, James Kirtley ahead of his first campaign at the helm?
In a wide-ranging and fascinating interview, he talks us through the preparations of his side, juggling the overseas players at his disposal and the balance between information and analytics and gut-feel when it comes to succeeding in T20.
James also discusses the vast experience his squad boasts, how he wants his side to entertain the returning Sussex supporters, and concludes the interview by telling us how excited he is to finally get going.
Watch the full interview with our T20 head coach below:
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