DOM Bess is hoping his 10-game T20 loan spell with Yorkshire can launch a different side of his career.

The two-time England Test off-spinner has rejoined the county on loan for the majority of the Vitality Blast group stages, starting against Nottinghamshire at Emerald Headingley tonight (6.30pm).

Bess, 21, has only previously played one first-team Blast game for Somerset, in 2016 - the same year he also played once for the England Lions.

But he is confident he has the skills to prosper in the 20-over cricket and, if things go well, the Hundred as well from next summer onwards.

Given his lack of first-team experience, Bess is taking a bit of a suck it and see approach to the next month in a Vikings shirt, and he is happy to take on whatever role the Yorkshire hierarchy want him to.

One thing is for sure, he won’t be taking a backward step, and he is determined to attack.

“I’ve gone down the red ball route very quickly,” he said. “But T20 is massive. We’ve obviously got the 100-ball stuff coming in, and people will be looking at this year’s T20 quite closely. It’s going to be a very important month for me.

“It’s also about showing Somerset what I can do in T20 at this level.

“I’ve played a lot of twos cricket in T20 and have actually played more 50-over cricket for the England Lions than I have for Somerset.

“So white ball skills, I think I’ve got it. I definitely believe I’ve got it anyway.”

Bess has played 23 second-team T20s for Somerset, taking 26 wickets (a best of 4-25) and scoring two half-centuries. He has even captained at stages in the last two seasons.

“I will obviously take the lead from the captain and coach to see what role they see for me,” he said. “That’s the most important thing.

“But I can see myself batting seven, eight or nine and playing some shots.

“Bowling wise, I see myself as quite an attacking option. It will be quite an interesting one.

“Whatever they want me to do, I will do it. If it’s the death option, I’ll be practising my yorkers and variations because I want to be successful in T20 and show what I can do.

“Wherever they want me to bowl or bat, I’ll do it. Not a problem.”

Bess also believes the forthcoming Hundred could have an impact on the style of play in this summer’s Blast.

“A lot of people are going to express themselves because that’s the way the games going,” he reasoned. “The Hundred will be in the back of my mind, so I’d expect it will be the same with other lads as well.

“It’s going to be quite a big 10 games for me.”

Yorkshire clash with the Outlaws is the first of four games in seven days.

They travel to Chesterfield to tackle Derbyshire tomorrow afternoon before facing Leicestershire at Grace Road on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday’s blockbuster Roses clash at Headingley.

Bess added: “It’s important we try and get off to a good start.

“But the one thing about having a busy start is that it’s good if somebody does come off against you and you end up losing. There are plenty of chances to bounce back.”

Steve Patterson will be rested from the early stages of the competition, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore captaining the side. New signing Nicholas Pooran, the powerful West Indies wicketkeeper batsman, will also take the gloves in his five-game stint.