DAVID Willey has been overcome with a Fear of Missing Out, after Joe Root was made available for Yorkshire’s opening Vitality Blast clash with Nottinghamshire tonight.

The Vikings Blast captain is unavailable due to England white ball commitments and has handed the captaincy reins over to Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Root will face the Outlaws in front of the Sky Sports cameras, and will hopefully play a few more games over the next week or so too.

And Willey says his presence around the squad will be invaluable.

“Rooty has plenty of experience in T20 cricket, and will provide Tom with a very valuable sounding board,” said the all-rounder.

“Rooty is definitely out there to prove he still has a lot to give to England in T20 cricket and franchise cricket. I’d imagine he’s pretty keen to play in some of those competitions as well.

“It will be great to have him around having lost Jonny (Bairstow), Mala (Dawid Malan), Rash (Adil Rashid) and myself, which is quite a big hole in the side.

“So to have someone like Rooty around a fairly inexperienced side will be invaluable.

“It’s a win-win for both the team and himself.

“I’d almost like to be there when he’s around because of what he brings to any side. I’m missing out in that regard!”

Root, named in a 14-man Yorkshire squad, has played five of England's six summer Test matches against the West Indies and Pakistan, but he has no intentions of resting up.

He said: “I just want to make the most of this summer and play as much cricket as I can.

“It will be lovely to play some Twenty20 cricket, whether that’s for Yorkshire or for England.

“I want to make the most of the cricket that’s available.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get out there and hopefully score some runs.”

A reminder of the Yorkshire squad to face Nottinghamshire in tonight's T20 opener: Kohler-Cadmore (c), Brook, Fisher, Fraine, Hill, Loten, Lyth, Pillans, Poysden, Revis, Root, Shutt, Tattersall (wk), Thompson.