Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Dolly Added To Rapids Squad For Floodlit Clash With The Jets

Dolly Added To Rapids Squad For Floodlit Clash With The Jets

Worcestershire Rapids Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes has named a 12 man squad for tomorrow evening's NatWest T20 Blast clash with Durham Jets at the Emirates ICG.

Brett D'Oliveira is added to the 11 players in action during the thrilling home televised clash with Notts Outlaws who won by 11 runs.

D'Oliveira played in the opening two games of this year's competition against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston and Leicestershire Foxes at New Road.

Fellow all-rounder Ross Whiteley picked up a slight strain during the Second Eleven Championship match with Leicestershire at Kidderminster but his withdrawal from batting during the second innings was a precautionary measure.

The Rapids have won two and lost two of their opening four matches – exactly the same record as they had at the same stage of the 2014 tournament before a run of six wins on the trot propelled them towards the quarter-finals.

The Jets currently top the North Division but they have played three games more than the Rapids.

Last season Durham won the corresponding fixture with the Rapids triumphing in a rain-affected return encounter at New Road.

Worcestershire Rapids (from):

Daryl Mitchell (captain)

Richard Oliver

Moeen Ali

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Colin Munro

Ross Whiteley

Ed Barnard

Ben Cox (wicket-keeper)

Brett D'Oliveira

Joe Leach

Jack Shantry

Saeed Ajmal