Jake Libby to captain Worcestershire in Royal London Cup

Common captain Brett D’Olivera is included in The Hundred by Birmingham Phoenix

Jake Libby will captain Worcestershire for the rest of the Royal London Cup.

The 29-year-old, who’s Worcestershire’s vice-captain in red-ball cricket, takes over from Brett D’Olivera when he was drafted to The Hundred by Birmingham Phoenix as a substitute for Tom Abell.

Libby has performed in eight Checklist A matches for Worcestershire, scoring 239 runs.

Assistant coach Alan Richardson stated: “Jake will now be captain. He has proven some real curiosity in management roles throughout the group, and he’s an skilled and really expert participant.


Common captain Brett D’Olivera is drafted by Birmingham Phoenix for The Hundred [Michael Steele/Getty Images]

“I am blissful for Brett that he is bought that probability with Phoenix. It is one thing he is labored exhausting to get recognition for; he is actually impressed and pushed himself.

“It is nice for Brett and it offers Jake an opportunity to expertise some extra management and captain the group all through the competitors.

“He has had some expertise with this prior to now and has stepped in for us ever since he has been vice-captain and has accomplished a very good job. Main the group by way of these phases shall be an awesome expertise for him “

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