Jake Ball has been made available for Notts Outlaws’ eagerly-awaited first Vitality Blast (T20) match of the summer at home to Birmingham Bears tonight (6.30pm).

The Mansfield-born seamer has been released by the ECB to play at Trent Bridge after he did not feature in England’s IT20 match against India at Old Trafford this evening.

Ball played a key role for Notts in last year’s competition, taking an Outlaws-best 22 wickets at an average of 19.45 in 14 matches.

Revised Notts Outlaws squad to face Birmingham Bears: Jake Libby, Chris Nash, Steven Mullaney, Riki Wessels, Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Matt Carter, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wkt), Jake Ball, Dan Christian (c), Ish Sodhi, Billy Root.

Read the full Bears preview here.


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