Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell has enjoyed a phenomenal start to the season which will have no doubt alerted the England selectors to him.

The thirty year-old local lad has so far hit 532 Championship runs at an average of 133 from his six innings. He has already hit three centuries and his runs have been largely to thank for catapulting Worcestershire to the top of the Division Two table.

His latest century, 151no against Glamorgan at Cardiff in Worcestershire's last Championship game, meant Mitchell was the first player in England to reach 500 runs this season. This knock was his second century in the match.

Mitchell, Worcestershire's captain, has certainly led from the front. His performances have been a mixture of tenacious doggedness and fluency but they have all been crucial to Worcestershire's successful start.

Can Mitchell sustain his form to force the England selectors to consider him for International honours?

Worcestershire look to have assembled a very useful side this season. Saeed Ajmal is obviously a class overseas signing and with the form of Gareth Andrew, who has captured 20 wickets already this season, their bowling looks to be in good form. The all-round abilities of Moeen Ali, when available, will also boost their chances of promotion from Division Two.

The signing of Alex Hales on loan from Nottinghamshire looked to have paid dividends as the England Twenty20 star hit his first half century for the club in his first outing at Cardiff. However, Notts have since decided to recall him which will disappoint those at New Road.

Worcestershire are currently not participating in this week's round of Championship fixtures but they do play Cambridge MCCU on Monday at Fenners before starting their T20 Blast campaign against Durham on Friday night. They will be hoping that they can transfer their Championship form into other formats of the game.


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