DIRECTOR of cricket Steve Rhodes says Worcestershire Rapids have "a free sort of rein to enjoy themselves" now the attention switches solely to the NatWest T20 Blast for the next three weeks.

Worcestershire will have little time to make the transition from Specsavers County Championship cricket back into the short format of the game after Wednesday's draw with Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

They take on Leicestershire Foxes at New Road tomorrow (5.30pm) in the second of four successive home games to start the North Group programme.

The County's players have today off to recharge their batteries before looking to bounce back from last week's comprehensive opening eight-wicket defeat by Birmingham Bears at New Road.

Rhodes said: "Is it difficult playing a four-dayer in the middle of the T20 Blast? Yes and no. You just get used to that.

"As a professional cricketer you need your different hats on and you need to make sure you put the right one on for the right occasion.

"We are back to T20 and I've spoken to the boys about having some fun over this next two-and-a-half weeks.

"We are a side who people enjoy to watch and they enjoy playing together and are going into the games with quite a free sort of rein to enjoy themselves.

"I think the lads will respond to that and we are looking forward to tomorrow.

"We had planned on some practice today but the lads are going to have a day off.

"The lads are a bit cooked and freshening up for this group of players is important because they (in the Championship) are also our T20 group."