NWT20Blast: Klinger hopeful Gloucestershire are learning how to win

Gloucestershire skipper, Michael Klinger, believes his side are discovering a formula to be successful in the NatWest T20 Blast. Gloucestershire wiped out the two-point penalty imposed at the start of the competition by beating Middlesex convincingly in their last outing. Klinger is hopeful the good start can continue against Kent at Canterbury on Friday.

ECB-T20-13rebrand1Gloucestershire bowled and fielded impressively in an opening defeat to Somerset and then beat Middlesex to give Klinger something to build on.

“We now have a formula for the way we want to go about things in T20 cricket and it is a case of playing that and executing our skills on the night,” Klinger told the GCCC website. “James Fuller has made early inroads for us in both games so far and we hope that continues.

“I’m happy with the way we have bowled against Somerset and Middlesex,” he continued. “There is still room for improvement in the batting, but we managed to complete the job in our last match and can take encouragement from that.

“It was a tough assignment starting from two points behind in the group, but I am still hopeful that we can make an impression on it.

“With the competition spread over a longer period, it is not so easy to get on a roll, but if we bring our A game to each fixture, who knows?

He concluded,“The two away matches coming up against Kent and Sussex will give us a better idea of where we are.”

Gloucestershire have named an unchanged squad for the Kent match.

James Buttler

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