Mitchell targets Lord's final

09 May 2017 14:52:32 EST

Daryl Mitchell reckons Worcestershire can gain a significant advantage in their bid to make a Lord's final by beating Lancashire on Wednesday.

The Rapids have taken the northern section of the Royal London Cup by storm, winning three matches and tying another to sit with seven points after four outings.

It means that although they head to Old Trafford in second place, they hold their fate in their own hands in the bid to top the group.

This year, in a change to previous competitions, the winners of north and south advance to a home semi-final against the victors of a second v third play-off. 

And in-form opener Mitchell, who has scored 75 and 69 in his last two innings, said: "We are looking forward to another big week.

"If we can win those next two games (Warwickshire follow Lancashire) then we will go a long way towards getting through to the knockout stages of this competition.

"I think we've got to target winning the group now. A home tie would be fantastic. With the structure of the competition this year, it would be a big advantage to win the group.

"That's got to your target, to try and win every game, and if you do that obviously you will top the group."

England all-rounder Moeen Ali comes into Worcestershire's 12-man squad for the Lancashire showdown, taking the place of Tom Fell.

Worcestershire are 10/11 for Wednesday's match, with Lancashire 10/11.

Mitchell is 9/2 to be leading bowler for his side.

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