Worcestershire Director Of Cricket Steve Rhodes has named a 12 man squad for the opening home Specsavers County Championship clash with Northamptonshire at New Road tomorrow.

Rhodes has selected the 11 players on duty in the eight wicket win over Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium plus Moeen Ali.

The England all-rounder is available for one Championship and three Royal London One-Day Cup matches before his return to international duty.

The game is a battle between two of the in form sides in the Championship spanning the end of last season and the start of the current one.

Worcestershire will be bidding for a fourth successive win in the competition after two last September over Sussex and Derbyshire and the triumph in Cardiff last week.

Northamptonshire have opened up with consecutive Championship wins for the first time since 1997 to add to the trio of victories at the conclusion of 2016.

Worcestershire (from)

Mitchell

D'Oliveira

Moeen Ali

Fell

Clarke

Kohler-Cadmore

Cox

Barnard

Leach

Hastings

Tongue

Shantry

Northamptonshire paceman Ben Sanderson is ruled out after hobbling out of the win over Derbyshire and Mohammad Azharullah is included in a 13 man squad.