Moeen Ali will go into this week's NatWest T20 Blast double header with Lancashire Lightning and Derbyshire Falcons at the top of Worcestershire Rapids batting averages.

The England all-rounder has amassed 152 runs in his three appearances for the Rapids at an average of 50.67 since being released by England to prepare for the Ashes.

Daryl Mitchell's second T20 Blast half century of the campaign against Durham Jets means he remains the Rapids leading run-scorer with 204 runs from five knocks.

Mitchell has been a model of consistency with scores of 34, 58, 43, 13 and 56 so far this season after being the county's leading run-getter in the 2014 competition.

On the bowling front Saeed Ajmal has quickly made his mark since linking up with the county for a third spell.

The spinner has already taken seven wickets in his three T20 Blast appearances at an average of 13.57 runs apiece.

Paceman Jack Shantry has also collected seven wickets from his five games.

The Rapids take on Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday (6.30 pm) and 23 hours later play host to the Falcons (5.30pm start).

NATWEST T20 BLAST AVERAGES

BATTING

Moeen Ali Matches 3, Inns 3, Not Outs 0, Runs 152, Highest 90, Av 50.67

Kohler-Cadmore 5, 5, 2, 123, 53*, 41.00

Mitchell 5, 5, 0. 204, 58, 40.80

Whiteley 5, 5, 2, 115, 36, 38.33

Cox 5, 4, 2, 36, 30*, 18.00

Munro 4, 4, 0, 42, 17, 10.50

Barnard 5, 2, 0, 15, 10, 7.50

Leach 5, 2, 0, 15, 10, 7.50

Oliver 5, 4, 0, 24, 13, 6.00

Shantry 5, 2, 0, 13, 12, 6.50

D'Oliveira 2, 1, 0, 3, 3, 3.00

Senanayake 2, 1, 1, 14, 14*, 0.00

Ajmal 3, 1, 1, 1, 1*, 0.00

Gidman 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0.00

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BOWLING

Ajmal Overs 12, Maidens 1, Matches 3, Runs 95, Wickets 7, Av 13.57

D'Oliveira 8, 0, 2, 2, 49, 3, 16.33

Mitchell 11, 0, 5, 63, 3, 21.00

Senanayake 7, 0, 2, 48, 2, 24.00

Shantry 20, 0, 5, 188, 7, 26.85

Leach 17, 0, 5, 137, 4, 34.25

Barnard 15, 0, 5, 129, 2, 64.50

Moeen Ali 10, 0, 3, 83, 1, 83.00