ROSS Whiteley says the experience gained in different franchises can only benefit Worcestershire's players in white ball cricket.

Whiteley and New Road team-mates Pat Brown and Moeen Ali have been in either T10 or T20 action this winter.

Brown is now gearing up for his first taste of Big Bash action with the Melbourne Stars, while Moeen will play in the Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League in the new year.

And with seven Rapids players part of The Hundred in 2020, Whiteley says the know-how picked can aid Worcestershire in their bid to become even more successful in 50-over and T20 cricket.

Whiteley said: “Any opportunity to play in a new tournament or a high quality of cricket is fantastic for not only the players but also the club.

“They will bring back so much experience and new ideas potentially to Worcestershire from working with some of the top quality coaches that are around in these tournaments.

“Hopefully it will be good in the next couple of years, bringing all that info back to the county.”

Whiteley will have the chance to work with Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene in The Hundred after being picked up by Southern Brave.

He said: “It’s great, and with the quality of players in the squad as well it looks a very exciting team on paper.”

Whiteley has recently returned from a second stint in the T10 League, this time with Karnataka Tuskers in Abu Dhabi.

He said: “I didn’t know the draft was on. I was in Cyprus sat down for dinner with my girlfriend when I got a call from my agent.

“It was really late on at night and I thought ‘something is wrong here’ and I answered it and it was a nice surprise rather than something wrong.

“It was a bit of a shock but it was great to have another spell in that tournament again.

“It’s great fun and you don’t have much time to think with it being cut in half from the T20.

“But it was a great experience and nice to go somewhere that almost feels like home after being there for so many pre-seasons now with Worcestershire.”

BEN Twohig hit a half century but ended up on the losing side in a T20 match in Australia.

The Worcestershire spinner was part of the Unley CC side taking on Reynella CC in a Adelaide Turf Association Division One encounter.

Twohig went to the wicket at number five after the loss of three quick wickets in pursuit of 141.

He raced to 53 but none of the players who followed him in the order reached double figures.

Twohig eventually went leg before and Unley fell just short of their target, dismissed for 129 with 11 deliveries remaining.

Earlier, Twohig had sent down four overs for 32 runs and one wicket as Reynella scored 140 for three in their 20 overs.

It was more good match practice for Twohig on his return after his long lay-off with an anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Jack Haynes and England Under-19s went down by 27 runs to Sri Lanka via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the Tri-Series.

Haynes went in at number four in the first meeting of the series with Sri Lanka after honours had been shared in the opening two games with the West Indies.

He made eight off 33 balls before he was third out with the total on 57 in the 22nd over.

Lewis Goldsworthy (34*) and Joey Evison (43*) lifted the final total to 149 for four from 45 overs.

Sri Lanka reached 143 for four inside 37 overs to seal their victory.