Thursday, April 18, 2024

Alex Davies named as Warwickshire’s new captain


Alex Davies has been named as the brand new captain of Warwickshire, following Will Rhodes’ determination to step down after 4 years within the function.

Davies, 29, has performed greater than 50 senior matches for the membership throughout codecs since becoming a member of from Lancashire in 2021, and in final season’s Vitality Blast, he led the facet to 10 wins out of ten after getting into the job following Moeen Ali’s surprising Ashes recall.

His promotion comes alongside a brand new contract that can preserve him at Edgbaston at the least till the tip of 2026, and he is vowed to “give completely all the pieces” to the membership’s pursuit of silverware.

“My overriding feeling is pleasure, It is an honour captaining any membership at any stage, however to captain a membership as large as Warwickshire is a large privilege, “he mentioned. “Edgbaston has turn into residence to me. I will not be leaving something on the market on the pitch, I will give it my all.

“Taking the T20 reins final yr has helped put together me for the function, to essentially get to know the lads, their completely different characters and the way they wish to be handled on and off the sphere. That have ought to stand me in good stead.”

Warwickshire’s Efficiency Director Gavin Larsen added: “I am delighted that Al accepted the captaincy function. We have had a great preview of how he operates after he captained for many of the T20 final yr. Al was profitable, standard with gamers, communicated fantastically, and labored collaboratively with the coaches.

“Al was at all times a powerful candidate for captain given his vice-captain expertise final yr. He actually displayed all the best attributes to take over ought to the chance come up.

“The captain, finally, will solely be nearly as good as his group. What a great captain can do is convey out the perfect in his gamers and Al demonstrated that final summer season within the Blast. He is a individuals individual, and can now be plotting how he will help to take this nice membership ahead.”

A call will probably be made on the T20 captaincy as soon as Moeen Ali’s Indian Premier League and England commitments are finalised.

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