Friday, June 16th, 2017

Rapids Name 13 Strong Squad For Surrey Meeting

Rapids Name 13 Strong Squad For Surrey Meeting

Worcestershire Rapids have named a 13 strong squad for their Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Surrey at New Road tomorrow.

Moeen Ali and John Hastings are included after returning from ICC Champions Trophy duty with England and Australia respectively.

Moeen is set to open the innings in place of Tom Kohler-Cadmore who has departed New Road for Yorkshire.

He will also provide an international class spinning option and it was the departure of current Surrey skipper Gareth Batty from New Road in 2009 that opened an opportunity for him to expand his skills in that department.

Fellow all-rounder Hastings will reinforce an already strong lower order batting line-up even further.

Josh Tongue, who has taken 21 wickets in his first six Specsavers County Championship matches including a career best 6-97 against Glamorgan this week, is part of the squad.

But Worcestershire have plenty of bowling armoury with Daryl Mitchell, Moeen, Brett D'Oliveira, Joe Leach, Hastings, Ed Barnard, Tongue, Jack Shantry and George Rhodes all potential options.

Rapids (from):


Moeen Ali




Cox (w)


Leach (c)