Mitchell commits to Worcestershire

Mitchell scored 1,334 runs last season at the top of the order to lead his side back to Division One of the LV= County Championship. He was also their leading scorer in Twenty20 cricket, where his medium-pace bowling is also a threat.

The 30-year-old said: "I'm really pleased to sign the contract. Obviously coming off the back of a really good season for the lads, with getting promotion to Division One, it's a nice way to finish the year.

"Worcestershire is the only club I ever want to play for. I grew up watching and supporting the county, then going through the Academy, the second team and captaining the club is the pinnacle."

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes added: "I'm absolutely delighted. Mitch is an important and integral part of our push for better things at the club. To know we've got our best players signed up long-term is excellent news going forward."

  Daryl Mitchell is staying put at Worcestershire
Daryl Mitchell is staying put at Worcestershire