We need more on the board
Leicestershire Foxes set high standards in the field when they opened this season's Twenty20 campaign with a 14-run victory over Nottinghamshire Outlaws on Tuesday.
And Tim Boon's men will be looking for a repeat this evening when Lancashire Lightning visit Grace Road (5.30pm) while also setting out to put more runs on the board.
Most people felt they were around 20 runs shy against Notts, when they posted 137 and, though Boon is not planning any changes to the side, he is looking for an improved batting display.
"We didn't quite get enough runs on Tuesday," said the County's senior coach. "We need to play a game that gives us an opportunity to score more runs without losing too many wickets.
"I was very happy with our bowling and fielding. If we continue to show the same discipline I'm sure we will do well."
There is no Brad Hodge in the Lightning line-up with the former County skipper on Australia A duty. Even so, the visitors still retain a formidable top order. Mal Loye, Stuart Law and all-rounder Nathan Astle are all capable of scoring at a ferocious rate and the Foxes attack will have little margin for error.
Lancashire slipped up in their opener and were dismissed for 114 as Derbyshire Phantoms set up a five-wicket victory.
That was a major setback for a side who many see as favourites to lift the trophy in August.
If the Foxes were to inflict a second defeat at this stage, it would be a major step towards the quarter-finals while putting Lancashire under pressure to reach the knockout phase.
Boon, meanwhile, is delighted to see Stuart Broad in the England A squad to face Pakistan next week, even if it does mean he misses out on County action.
"It's marvellous news," said Boon. "The more Stuart is playing international cricket, the better. My job is to build a reservoir of replacements and that is something I've got in hand."
He added: "The timing is crucial for Stuart. He is still developing physically and mentally, but he learns very quickly."