Jake Libby has been confirmed as Worcestershire CCC’s vice-captain in red-ball cricket for the 2021 campaign.
Club Captain Joe Leach asked the free-scoring batsman to take on the role in the LV=Insurance County Championship.
Libby has created a massive impression in the opener role since moving from Nottinghamshire to New Road.
But he has also impressed with his contribution away from the middle and the way he has settled into the County squad.
Head Coach Alex Gidman confirmed: “Jake was asked by Joe (Leach) to be the red ball vice-captain for this season.
“Jake is a very well respected member of the group already, and we believe he has got that skill-set that can stand in if Joe needs to miss a game.
“He has been such an outstanding player already for us in such a short space of time and has become an integral part of the group on and off the pitch.”
Libby moved to Worcestershire at the end of the 2019 season on a three-year contract.
Gidman said: “I am genuinely pleased for him. Moving clubs is a tough decision for anyone to make, whether through a career decision or a life decision. To make that decision is courageous in the first place, and he is getting his rewards.
“It’s a decision for this season, and we will see how it evolves.
“He has settled in very well, is a wise, wise young man, and we believe he is more than capable of doing that role if and when required.”