Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Mitchell Delighted To Have Moeen For Test Against “best Attack In The Country”

Mitchell Delighted To Have Moeen For Test Against “best Attack In The Country”

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell is delighted to have Moeen Ali available for the visit of LV = County Championship Division One champions Yorkshire whom he believes possess the "best attack in the country."

Moeen is able to play as he looks to prove his fitness after suffering a side strain while on World Cup duty with England last month.

Mitchell said: "Any opportunity we get to have Mo in the side, makes us a better side.

"We will take him in the side at any point. We'd love to have him playing in any format.

"He loves Worcester, he loves being around the lads, he is great guy to have around, great guy to have in the dressing room.

"The more we see of him, the better it is for us."

Mitchell has already faced the Yorkshire attack this season when part of the MCC side beaten by nine wickets in the traditional curtain raiser with the Champion County in Abu Dhabi.

He scored 54 in the first innings and was second top scorer but has enormous respect for the Tykes attack.

He said: "They are a very good side and six of them are playing for England in the West Indies. That group of players have got their rewards for a great season last year.

"Hopefully it's a good time to play them with a few missing.

"But they will still have, without doubt, the best attack in the country with Sidebottom, Brooks, Bresnan, Patterson all available.

"It is certainly the best seam attack around. It will be a difficult challenge for us but it's nice to have that experience of getting runs against them in that first innings for the MCC."

Yorkshire (from)

A Z Lees (14) Capt

W M H Rhodes (35)

C Pujara (72)

R M Pyrah (27)

J A Leaning (34)

A J Hodd (4) Wkt

T T Bresnan (16)

S A Patterson (17)

R J Sidebottom (11)

K Carver (29)

J A Brooks (70)

D M Hodgson (18)

M Fisher (7)