WORCESTERSHIRE have named their nine-man squad for the pre-season training camp in Desert Springs that begins next week.

Skipper Brett D'Oliveira is included after making good progress this winter with his rehabilitation following a dislocated shoulder. There are also places for new signings Tom Taylor and Rob Jones.

Joe Leach is also part of the squad after making encouraging progress with his rehab after a knee operation last month.

The group consists of the players who have trained throughout the winter at Malvern and New Road.

Those players who have been in action abroad during the winter will play their final games for their clubs on March 9.

They will then fly home to meet up with the entire squad for pre-season training at Kidderminster CC from March 18.

Assistant Head Coach, Kadeer Ali, is taking a break after his involvement with England Under-19s in the ICC World Cup as is batter Adam Hose after a busy winter away from home playing in various tournaments.

Worcestershire Squad: Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Rob Jones, Tom Taylor, Joe Leach, Matthew Waite
Ben Gibbon, Henry Cullen, Harry Darley.

Coaches: Alan Richardson (Head Coach), Richard Jones (Assistant Coach), Zac Bess (Lead Strengthening and Conditioning Coach) and Andy Powell (Head of Sports Science And Medicine).