Dynamos captain Jon Lewis admitted last night he is still unsure about how good his side is at Twenty20 cricket.
Durham Dynamos captain Jon Lewis admitted last night he is still unsure about how good his side is at Twenty20 cricket.
The Dynamos pulled off an excellent win at the Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday night on the back of blistering bowling performances from Neil Killeen and Gareth Breese, who took four wickets each.
But the 41-run success came less than a week after a disappointing performance with the bat had seen the Dynamos slump to defeat against Nottinghamshire Outlaws. And, as Lewis prepares to take on Lancashire Lightning in front of a sell-out crowd at Riverside this evening, he insisted Durham were still thinking on their feet when it came to the new form of the game.
He explained: "I think we've got a team that can do well in this form of cricket, but it is all about being able to think on your feet and to change tactics quickly to meet particular challenges.
"It isn't a case of getting into a good run of form as such. At the moment we just don't know how good this side is at this form of the game. But we do have players who are able to adapt their game and make quick decisions under pressure and that helps."
Lewis has named the same side which beat the Foxes for tonight's first home game in the competition, but he is anticipating a far closer contest.
He said: "I don't think we will ever have a more comfortable victory than the one we had at Leicester. To be in charge of the game six overs into their innings is not common and it will be much tougher against Lancashire."
Meanwhile, Lewis has welcomed the news that both Steve Harmison and Paul Collingwood have been allowed to play for Durham in the Twenty20 clash with local rivals Yorkshire on July 15 and the Totesport National League game against Middlesex on July 18.
There is no international cricket until the First Test against the West Indies on July 22 because of England's disastrous Natwest Series in which they failed to qualify for the final, despite home advantage.
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