Colin Munro is hopeful Worcestershire will come good despite three losses on the trot to start their Vitality Blast campaign.

The New Zealand batter has started strong with 66 against Notts Outlaws followed by a hard-hitting 53 against Lancashire Lightning and believes there is reason to be optimistic ahead of Rapids’ clash with Durham on Wednesday.

“It’s probably been three of the toughest games, all away against three really, really strong experienced teams,” he said.

“For us to have been in the hunt in all three games is promising

“Not shying away from it, but we’ve got quite a young and inexperienced team, so if we can learn from these three games and put ourselves in positions like this more and more often, we will come out the right side.

“We are doing a lot of things right. It sounds cheesy, but we are, and we just need a little bit of luck here and there

“A lot has changed since I was last here. It is pretty cool to see the lads from then growing up, and even in the last couple of games, those young boys like Jack Haynes have come through.

“Young Josh Baker is also a really good find, and he is going to be a terrific bowler.

“In the T20 format, he gets a little bit of extra bounce, knows what he wants to try and achieve and with more bowling, he is going to execute it even better.

“The club is in a really good position and, in a couple of years’ time, it will be a really strong team.”

Munro only landed in England on Thursday morning but put any concerns about jet lag behind him with two excellent knocks.

He said: “I was concerned about the first game. I hadn’t batted on grass for three and a half months and had a few throw downs beforehand and felt a bit rusty but then got in.

“It’s nice to put some contributions on the board, and hopefully, the next one can be a winning one for the team.”