Saturday, November 13th, 2021

QUINTET OF WORCESTERSHIRE CCC PLAYERS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE BID FOR WORLD CUP GLORY

In Sundayโ€™s final, FIVE Worcestershire CCC players past, present and future will battle it out for ICC Menโ€™s T20 World Cup glory when Australia take on New Zealand.

Matthew Wade and Steve Smith (Australia) will be in opposition to Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi (New Zealand).

It demonstrates the quality of overseas player that Worcestershire CCC members and supporters have been able to watch first hand.

Former Aussie captain Smith played T20 cricket for Worcestershire a decade ago.

At that time he was viewed primarily as a leg spinner before going onto become one of the top international batsmen of the modern era.

His spell at New Road was relatively brief, but members and supporters will have plenty of opportunities to see World Cup semi-final hero, Wade.

He is currently second in the Australian batting averages for the World Cup with an average of 74, after his six-hitting barrage against Pakistan on Thursday.

Wade, available for all formats for Worcestershire throughout next season, is also the joint leader in terms of dismissals with eight, alongside Scotlandโ€™s Matt Cross.

The three New Zealanders followed one another to Worcestershire with Santner (2016 and 2017), Guptill (2018 and 2019), and then Sodhi this summer all making their mark in T20 cricket.