It is the dawning of a new era at Emirates Old Trafford in 2015 under Ashley Giles’ watch and one which recently-appointed Lancashire captain Tom Smith cannot wait to tackle.
Kevin Howells (BBC radio)
In good hands with Ashley Giles. Strong winter signings including Peter Siddle who will take some of the strain off Glen Chapple early season and a good start will take them close to promotion – but it’s not certain. Loved their T20 cricket last year and predict the same again.