SUSSEX Sharks take on Surrey at the Kia Oval tonight looking to get back to winning ways against the group leaders.

After securing three victories in a row, Sussex fell to defeat away to Hampshire Hawks by 22 runs.

Hampshire had lost all four of their games of this year’s Blast campaign and Sussex would have been disappointed to not pick up their fourth victory on the spin, with James Vince and Ben McDermott taking the Sharks bowling line up apart.

Tim Seifert scored his second ever T20 hundred from just 56 balls to put up a valiant fight and get Sussex close to their target. The New Zealand international will be hoping to pick up where he left off at the top of the order on Wednesday and if he can get someone to stay with him then Sussex stand a chance of winning.

Chris Jordan will face his former side for the first time since joining Surrey in the Summer. The England international will provide a fierce bowling attack alongside Reece Topley and Sunil Narine.

Narine will provide a deadly spin option and power with the bat. The West Indies international is vastly experienced in T20 cricket across the world and is one of Surrey’s key men.

Surrey look favourites to win the T20 Blast South group having won four matches with their last game against Glamorgan rained off with no result.

As well as dangerous options with the ball, Jordan’s side is star studded with incredible batters. The destructive Jason Roy opens the batting, with Sam Curran, former Sussex man Laurie Evans, Narine and the powerful Jamie Overton all to come in after.

Ravi Bopara will be hoping that Obed McCoy can continue the fine form he has been in from his first three matches in the T20 Blast. McCoy has taken ten wickets in three matches and is the Sussex’s biggest weapon with the ball.

Luke Wright has had a mixed start to the campaign, going without a half century in the first six matches. The former captain needs to find his form quickly if the Sharks are going to progress through to the quarter finals.

If Surrey secure victory then they will move at least four points clear of fifth place and will be in the driving seat to qualify for the next round with eight games to play.