The Friends Life Twenty20 Cup is back on S4C on Sunday 17 June 5.15pm.
S4C’s cameras will be at the Swalec Stadium to broadcast live coverage of the Welsh Dragons v Warwickshire.
Host Rhodri Davies will be joined by commentators and cricket enthusiasts Huw Llywelyn Davies, John Hardy and Alun Wyn Bevan. Also, former Glamorgan cricketer Alan Jones, umpire Jeff Evans and poet Ceri Wyn Jones will play key roles on the programme.
Join the discussion throughout the live broadcast on Twitter @criceds4c
Commentator John Hardy looks ahead to the match:
What, in your opinion, is the appeal of the T20 competition?
Twenty20 matches offer a lot of excitement and that’s what makes it so special. You can’t predict what will happen – one innings or one player can change the course of a match.
This type of match offers those who may not have had any interest in cricket beforehand the chance to experience a fast-paced game. There are so many different cricket competitions – T20 encompasses one game in a short space of time.
Considering the Welsh Dragons have only won one game this season, how do you see them doing in the competition?
Starting fresh in a new competition will definitely suit the Dragons at this stage. A decent run in the Friends Life Cup can change their season for the better after a fairly disappointing season. Coach Matthew Mott has only experienced one win so far this season.
They’re in need of something to lift the team and the supporters. This past year has been a transition period for the Dragons and now they must look for that one spark to change their season and bring success to the club.
Hopefully that spark will ignite in front of S4C’s cameras on Sunday.
What do they need to do now to transform their season?
Looking at the talent that they have in the dressing room, a good performance by two or three players is all they need during the games. Marcus North and Martin van Jaarsveld are players who can make an impression in Twenty20 matches and their styles suit these types of fast games.
Hopefully they’ll be able to create some excitement and lift the supporters at the Swalec Stadium on Sunday.
Highlights of all of the Welsh Dragons’ T20 matches will be available to watch on the Cricket website.
Criced: Welsh Dragons v Warwickshire, Sunday 17 June 5.15pm (English subtitles)