TABLE-topping Worcestershire Royals go in to tomorrow's Friends Provident Trophy clash with Leicestershire Foxes at New Road looking to build on their good start to the competition (10.45am).

Steve Rhodes' side crushed Lancashire at Old Trafford last weekend to give them the best run-rate out of all the teams who have played.

The Foxes are currently second-from-bottom having lost their opening game by eight wickets at home to Durham. But despite that, director of cricket Rhodes, who has opted to play the same XI that brought home the points last weekend, is wary of the threat Leicestershire pose.

He said: "Leicestershire are a good one-day side and we won't be taking them lightly. There will be a lot of good sides who they beat this season.

"If we can win tomorrow, it will be four very well-earned points that we have picked up at the start of the competition."

The visitors will be boosted by the return to their ranks of England World Cup duo Paul Nixon and Stuart Broad, who will play their first games of the season for the county.

RP Singh will be making his last appearance for the Grace Road outfit before joining up with the India A' team to play a tournament against Bangladesh.

The Foxes have agreed a deal with South African paceman Charl Langeveld to fill in for them during Singh's absence.

Rhodes added: "They will have Nixon and Broad back available for them, but hopefully they will not be used to playing in English conditions after spending the last few weeks out in the Caribbean with England.

"They are at opposite ends of their careers and are both good players, but they are certainly not Leicestershire's only good players. We will be wary of them as a team as well as the individuals."

Worcestershire Royals: Jaques, Solanki, Smith, Moore, Hick, Davies, Sillence, Batty, Kabir Ali, Price, Bollinger.

Leicestershire Foxes (from): Robinson, Ackerman, Sadler, Nixon, Snape, Mansoor Amjad, Henderson, Allenby, RP Singh, Masters, Broad, Walker, Maunders.