stand-in captain brett d’oliveira says worcestershire rapids will be striving to maintain their current momentum and make home advantage count when take on somerset in tomorrow’s royal london one-day cup quarter-final at New Road (11am start).
the rapids head into the tie on the back of a trio of impressive victories against group winners notts outlaws, yorkshire vikings and then derbyshire falcons when they chased down a 350 plus target.
it sealed a spot in the knockout stages for a fourth successive season for the rapids whose squad is unchanged tomorrow.
d’oliveira, the rapids official white ball vice-captain, said: “we set out at the start of this tournament to win it and i think we are on the right track at the minute and have picked up some good momentum in the last few games.
“hopefully we can take that into the next game. we know our conditions pretty well (at New Road) and we will play to our strengths.”
opener riki wessels, who scored a magnificent 130 off 62 balls against derbyshire to help ensure the rapids went through, said: “when you are winning games, like we have the last two or three, it is quite nice just to keep the games coming.
“playing at home, we know the conditions well and we know what to expect. that is always a big plus.”