Forget the IPL (at least until next spring): the original T20 cricket tournament is reaching its thrilling climax. The Vitality Blast - formerly known as the NatWest t20 Blast - is about to restart for the 2019 season, and it's going to be great.

In this article we explain how to watch the Vitality Blast T20 cricket live on TV (and on free highlights), how to listen on the radio and how to follow the scores online, as well as listing upcoming fixtures.

For England's next international, see How to watch England vs Ireland cricket live.

Match schedule

The 2019 season lasts from 18 July to Finals Day on 21 September. Here are all the matches taking place in July. All times are in local UK time.

  • Thursday July 18th 2019, at 18:15: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles
  • Thursday July 18th 2019, at 18:30: Glamorgan vs Somerset
  • Thursday July 18th 2019, at 19:00: Notts Outlaws vs Worcestershire Rapids
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 14:30: Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 17:15: Worcestershire Rapids vs Birmingham Bears
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 18:30: Durham Jets vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 18:30: Yorkshire Vikings vs Notts Outlaws
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 18:30: Leicestershire Foxes vs Lancashire Lightning
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 19:00: Essex Eagles vs Surrey
  • Friday July 19th 2019, at 19:00: Hampshire vs Sussex Sharks
  • Saturday July 20th 2019, at 14:30: Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings
  • Saturday July 20th 2019, at 19:00: Kent Spitfires vs Somerset
  • Sunday July 21st 2019, at 14:30: Lancashire Lightning vs Durham Jets
  • Sunday July 21st 2019, at 14:30: Birmingham Bears vs Leicestershire Foxes
  • Sunday July 21st 2019, at 14:30: Hampshire vs Kent Spitfires
  • Tuesday July 23rd 2019, at 18:30: Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings
  • Tuesday July 23rd 2019, at 18:30: Surrey vs Middlesex
  • Wednesday July 24th 2019, at 18:30: Notts Outlaws vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks
  • Wednesday July 24th 2019, at 19:00: Birmingham Bears vs Derbyshire Falcons
  • Wednesday July 24th 2019, at 19:00: Sussex Sharks vs Hampshire
  • Thursday July 25th 2019, at 14:30: Gloucestershire vs Middlesex
  • Thursday July 25th 2019, at 18:30: Surrey vs Glamorgan
  • Thursday July 25th 2019, at 19:00: Yorkshire Vikings vs Lancashire Lightning
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 18:30: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Birmingham Bears
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 18:30: Somerset vs Hampshire
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 18:30: Leicestershire Foxes vs Durham Jets
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 18:30: Lancashire Lightning vs Worcestershire Rapids
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 18:30: Glamorgan vs Middlesex
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 19:00: Kent Spitfires vs Essex Eagles
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 19:00: Derbyshire Falcons vs Notts Outlaws
  • Friday July 26th 2019, at 19:00: Sussex Sharks vs Surrey
  • Saturday July 27th 2019, at 14:30: Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes
  • Saturday July 27th 2019, at 19:00: Essex Eagles vs Gloucestershire
  • Sunday July 28th 2019, at 14:30: Worcestershire Rapids vs Durham Jets
  • Sunday July 28th 2019, at 14:30: Somerset vs Sussex Sharks
  • Sunday July 28th 2019, at 14:30: Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning
  • Sunday July 28th 2019, at 14:30: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Yorkshire Vikings
  • Tuesday July 30th 2019, at 18:30: Surrey vs Kent Spitfires
  • Wednesday July 31st 2019, at 17:00: Worcestershire Rapids vs Derbyshire Falcons
  • Wednesday July 31st 2019, at 18:30: Durham Jets vs Leicestershire Foxes

How to watch Vitality Blast T20 cricket live: Sky Sports Cricket

How to watch live on Sky Sports

Assuming you don't want to get down the ground and watch in person, the way to watch a Vitality Blast T20 cricket game live is on Sky Sports, which has the rights.

To watch the matches you'll need not only a Sky subscription (which starts at £20 per month), but a Sky Sports package for an extra £18 on top.

Click here to browse Sky's sport packages.

How to watch Vitality Blast T20 cricket live: Now TV

Now TV

Instead of signing up for a Sky subscription, you can buy a pay-as-you-go Now TV pass, which gives you a day, week or month of Sky Sports coverage for a fixed payment.

A day pass is £7.99, a week pass is £12.99 and a month pass is £33.99 per month. Be warned that the month pass rolls on to the next month if you don't cancel it.

Click here to browse Now TV's Sky Sports Pass packages.

Watching with a VPN

If you're a Sky or Now TV subscriber and would like to watch the matches on your holidays abroad, you need to be thinking about a VPN, which lets you 'browse from the UK' even when you're not here.

We recommend NordVPN, but for more choices take a look at our best VPNs chart.

Follow the score online

The Cricinfo website and app are our recommendations for ball-by-ball text commentary and detailed stats.