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Cricket T20 previews: Worcestershire

Jacob Oram will be heavily relied upon to score runs for Worcestershire Photo: ROSS SETFORD/AAP/Press Association Images

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Key player: Jacob Oram

Captain: Daryl Mitchell

History: Quarter-finals 2004, 2007, 2012

The bookies’ are not backing Worcestershire to have muchsuccess in this format this season and they have good reason to.

The Royals lost some key players last season. Australianbatsman Phil Hughes and death bowler Sohail Tanvir have gone, leaving hugeholes in the lineup.

Unless they make some signings soon the burden will lie onJacob Oram to carry the load. Oram’s experience will be helpful with theyounger Royals players but may not be enough to see them advance to the later stages.

Moeen Ali has been in terrific form following his 250 topscore against Glamorgan earlier this month and he will be needed along with thebig-hitting Gareth Andrew to put up competitive scores.

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