Squad named for Rapids T20 clash
Ashley Giles has named a fourteen man squad for Lancashire Lightning's NatWest T20 Blast fixture against Worcestershire Rapids this evening at Emirates Old Trafford.
Tom Moores, son of former England and Lancashire Coach, is named in the squad after signing on loan from Nottinghamshire.
Lancashire Lightning come into the game after a defeat to Birmingham Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast and a hard fought draw against Warwickshire in the Specsavers County Championship.
Steven Croft (C), Karl Brown, Nathan Buck, Jordan Clark, George Edwards, Martin Guptill, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Moores, Matthew Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Alviro Petersen, Luke Procter.
Lancashire Lightning vs Worcestershire Rapids
- Worcestershire Rapids have only managed to win one of their six matches versus Lancashire Lightning (L5); that victory came in the most recent meeting however (June 2015).
- Lancashire Lightning have won successive home matches coming into this game having only managed one win in six at Old Trafford before this run (L5).
- Worcestershire Rapids lost their last match away from home but had won their seven previous games on the road.
- Brett D’Oliveira (64.7) has the highest average of anyone to record 5+ innings this season whilst Jos Buttler (absent on England duty) has the highest batting strike rate of any man to register the same number of innings (184.7).
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