SUSSEX are looking to make it three wins in as many games when they take on Middlesex tomorrow night at the 1st Central Country ground.

The Sharks picked up their second victory of the campaign last night with a comprehensive 47 run victory away to second place Somerset.

Ravi Bopara’s side face a difficult task at Hove, as Middlesex currently sit top of the South Group with three wins from three but with a win Sussex can go level on points with them albeit having played a game more.

New signing Obed McCoy set the game on fire on his debut for Sussex against Somerset, taking his first ever five wicket-haul. McCoy took five wickets for 33 runs from his five overs including the wicket of the danger man Tom Banton. The fast bowler was brilliant in the IPL and Middlesex will have to play him well to get the points.

Josh Philippe is the danger man with the bat for Sussex. The Australian scored 70 from just 43 balls last time out against Somerset and he will look to set the tone early from the top of the order with Luke Wright.

Toby Roland-Jones is the key weapon for Middlesex with the ball; he has been brilliant in the group leaders campaign so far. Roland-Jones took four wickets for just 22 runs from his four overs in the victory against Glamorgan last time out.

England ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan can easily win the game for his side with the bat and in the field. Morgan scored 41 in the first match of the campaign against Gloucestershire as his side scored 229 from their 20 overs. Morgan has not batted for the last two games but is extremely experienced for England and T20 sides across the world.

Middlesex can move two points clear of Somerset at the top of the league with a victory and put themselves in a brilliant position to qualify for the quarter final stage.

Sussex will be hoping that the crowd will drag them through to pick up the points, as it is the first Friday night game under the lights since all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

Captain Bopara showed his worth with the bat against Somerset, falling just two runs short of a half-century, as the Sharks scored over 200 for the first time in this year’s campaign.