Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Munro Gets Green Light From The Black Caps For T20Blast Double Header

Munro Gets Green Light From The Black Caps For T20Blast Double Header

Worcestershire Rapids have received a major boost with their NatWest T20 Blast overseas player Colin Munro available to play against Lancashire Lightning and Derbyshire Falcons in the next 24 hours.

Munro has been called up by New Zealand for the remainder of the current ODI Series with England.

But the Black Caps have released the 28-year-old to play against the Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford this evening and the Falcons at New Road tomorrow Friday.

Munro was not selected for the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge yesterday but remains available if required for the final game at the Emirates ICG Durham on Saturday.

Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes has named an unchanged 12 strong squad for the game against Lancashire.

Rhodes has kept faith with the side which overcame Durham Jets at the Emirates ICG last Friday plus all-rounder Brett D'Oliveira.

D'Oliveira scored a century for the Seconds on Tuesday in a T20 success over Warwickshire at Kidderminster.

Assistant coach Matt Mason believes the next two games can have an impact on the Rapids ambitions in this season's competition.

He said: "It is such a wide open group still in these early stages. We've just got to take each game as it comes.

"Obviously we've got two games coming up at the back end of the week.

"If we can get two good results there, then I think we are in with a good shout of finishing up near the top of our group."

Worcestershire Rapids (from):

Daryl Mitchell

Moeen Ali

Richard Oliver

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Colin Munro

Ross Whiteley

Ed Barnard

Ben Cox

Brett D'Oliveira

Joe Leach

Jack Shantry

Saeed Ajmal