Lancashire are looking to turn their season around after naming a 13-man squad ahead of tomorrow’s LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire.
The Red Rose county, defending their title, are yet to record a win in this year’s championship and have seen serious batting collapses.
Head Coach Peter Moores will have to do without fast bowler James Anderson as the newly-crowned England Cricketer of the Year will be on international duty ahead of the First test against the West Indies at Lords on Thursday.
But Simon Kerrigan returns to the squad after facing the tourists for England Lions, while all-rounder Tom Smith is still ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Skipper Glen Chapple feels that a win is just around the corner with Lancashire failing to deliver a killer blow when putting pressure on.
He said: "Hopefully we're coming to the end of a tough spell.
"We're doing a lot of things right, but some things haven't gone our way. We've had games where we could have played better. You have to write the Sussex game off with three days having been wiped out due to weather.
"We feel in decent shape, we've just got to get that first win. We're looking forward to Wednesday. You've got to take every game as it comes and back ourselves because we know we're a good team.
The Lancashire squad for the LV= County Championship fixture versus Warwickshire at Edgbaston, from Wednesday, May 16 to Saturday, May 19:
Glen Chapple (capt), Karl Brown, Steven Croft, Gareth Cross (wkt), Kyle Hogg, Paul Horton, Gary Keedy, Simon Kerrigan, Sajid Mahmood, Stephen Moore, Ashwell Prince, Luke Procter, Ajmal Shahzad