WORCESTERSHIRE Rapids will kick start their 2022 Vitality Blast campaign this week with three games as T20 cricket returns to our screens.

The Rapids play three back-to-back games away from home to start, with Lancashire Lightning their hosts on Wednesday evening.

Notts Outlaws lie in wait on Friday afternoon before the Rapids round-up week one with a trip to Yorkshire Vikings.

Many first team players are getting some much needed warm-up in today’s SET20 encounter with Somerset at New Road before it all begins tomorrow.

Head coach Alex Gidman admits there has not been much time to prepare for the change from county cricket to T20 but is confident his side will hit the ground running.

He also said that last weekend’s LV=Insurance County Championship win over Leicestershire acted as decent warm-up itself.

"We’ve been able to do a little bit. We had a bit of a run out last Tuesday. Some of the first team players played. We did a little fielding practice and things," he said

"It’s a case of slowly but surely. They are used to it now, it happens every year, it is not a massive issue.

"One of the really good things about the result against Leicestershire is we get a rest day on Sunday which means we can have an extra practice on Monday which wasn’t in the plans.

"Then we will put a team out to play in the second team fixture here on Tuesday.

"It’s as good a preparation as we can have and we are looking forward to that competition starting."

Excitement for the start of the white ball season was heightened for Worcestershire supporters in March when they confirmed two major signings.

The legendary figure of Dwayne Bravo was confirmed as joining for the 2022 campaign as well as former New Zealand international and ex-Worcestershire player Colin Munro.

The pair will bring plenty attention on and off the field for the Rapids and in Bravo, they have a player who has won the ICC T20 World Cup twice.

The now retired West Indies all-rounder became the first player to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket and, in addition to the IPL, played in the Big Bash, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League.