The four-day match in the Capital, which is also going out on Sky Sports, has seen  plenty of tensions in the build-up with international stars being omitted. Even though, England test bowler, Steven Finn, will feature in the Middlesex line-up, Yorkshire have lost international stars Adil Rashid through family reasons and Johnny Bairstow, who has been told he cannot play under his ECB central contract, owing to the fact that he will be off at the end of the month to Bangladesh for the start of the contentious Winter tour to the sub-continent.

Meanwhile, depending on the result in London, eyes will also be on the match between Somerset and Nottinghamshire in Taunton.

The West Country outfit who beat Surrey and lost to Middlesex in two thrilling county championship matches this season, beat Yorkshire last week at Headlingley to give themselves a chance of winning the title. They need to beat already relegated Nottinghamshire and hope results and bonus points go their way. 

With Middlesex needing 11 points in the match, it will be a thrilling finale to a fantastic season, with rivals Surrey losing last weekend in the Royal London Cup final to Warwickshire, can Middlesex go one better and lift the belated title that they haven’t won for over two decades.

Play will start at 10.30am each day, with tickets at £18(adult,) £5(under 16,) £9(over 65,) with Friday’s potential play free to under 16 and over 65 and just £5 to adults, cricket fans would be mad to miss it.