DEFENDING county champions Lancashire will hope to bounce back from a 10-wicket thumping at the hands of Sussex in their opening fixture when they start their second game of the campaign at home to Warwickshire today.

The match will take place at Aigburth, where the Red Rose were dismissed for 124 and 176 last week on a juicy pitch providing assistance to the seamers.

Overseas batsman Ashwell Prince said: “We expect conditions to be similar, so it’s going to be tough for the team who bats first again.”

A hamstring injury continues to keep all-rounder Tom Smith out of contention.