After a spell on the side-lines with an injured groin, Middlesex Captain Dawid Malan returns to lead the side out against Worcestershire at New Road, with the Seaxes still looking for their first win of the 2019 Specsavers County Championship campaign.
Like Middlesex, Worcestershire were billed as one of the Division Two favourites to be in the promotion race, and they certainly haven't disappointed in living up to that hype. Tomorrow's hosts sit second in the Championship table, behind only Lancashire and with two wins already under their belt, secured against Leicestershire and Durham, Worcestershire will prove a tough challenge for Stuart Law's side over the next four days.
Malan will be delighted that his bowling unit is back to near full strength however, with leading wicket-taker Tim Murtagh back from Ireland international duty, and fellow paceman Toby Roland-Jones also named in the squad after being rested for the recent drawn affair at Lord's against Leicestershire.
Leg-spinner Nathan Sowter is also named in the squad as the preferred spin option, with Ollie Rayner dropping out despite picking up five wickets against Leicestershire.
With Worcestershire second in the table on 50 points from three games played, and Middlesex sat in ninth on 23, also from three games played, Law will be hoping that the return of several key figures to his side for this one will make the difference as they look to get their 2019 campaign up and running.
Middlesex's thirteen man squad is as follows...
Dawid Malan (captain)
John Simpson (wicket-keeper)