New skipper Joe Leach will lead a 17 strong Worcestershire squad to Abu Dhabi for their 11 day training camp.

The all-rounder met the full squad for the first time this morning since becoming the County's 29th official captain as they officially reported back en masse.

Injured duo Tom Kohler-Cadmore and George Scrimshaw will be absent from Abu Dhabi plus Joe Clarke who is involved in the North versus South trio of games in the UAE.

And the County's 2017 overseas player, John Hastings, is due to arrive at New Road after the party return on March 20.

First year professional and opening batsman Ollie Westbury will undertake his first pre-season trip with Worcestershire.

Pace duo Jack Shantry and Josh Tongue are available after recovering from their respective back injuries.

Ed Barnard, Alex Hepburn, Charlie Morris, George Rhodes and Tom Fell have been away for the past four to five months playing grade cricket abroad.

The Worcestershire squad is:

Leach (c)

Mitchell

Cox (w)

Kervezee

Whiteley

Fell

Westbury

Shantry

Tongue

Morris

Barnard

Hepburn

D'Oliveira

Twohig

Rhodes

Brown

Dell