IT WAS obviously disappointing not to be involved in the team for the T20 quarter-final on Sunday but it was still great to be a part of it - there were a lot of celebrations.

I was injured for a month and the team has been performing well, so it was always going to be difficult to break back in.

Fair play to Will Smith because he’s taken his chance but hopefully I’ll get the chance to play on finals day because Kyle Abbott is gone now.

We just don’t seem to know when we’re beaten in the one-day competitions and that’s a fantastic trait to have as a team.

Getting to five finals days in a row is an unbelievable achievement and to win a game away from home, especially at somewhere as difficult to go to as Trent Bridge, is just brilliant from the lads.

Finals days are just great and they’re the games you want to be involved in – there aren’t many things better than playing in front of 25-30,000 people.

It has been an honour to play with someone like Kyle Abbott. He’s led the championship side and in one-day cricket, his Yorkers are a great weapon to have at the end of an innings. Hopefully he goes on to play a lot more Test cricket for South Africa.

Maxy (Glen Maxwell) has also been great for us.

Hampshire is like a second home for him and he may not have had the tournament he would have wanted in the T20 but he’s the kind of player that you’d always want to have in your side.