Durham v Worcs: Team news

By Phil Jackson   Last updated: 28th August 2007  

Durham v Worcs: Team news

Nel: Back for the Royals

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Worcestershire have seamer Dewald Nel back in contention for their critical Division One match at the Riverside.

The 27-year-old medium-fast bowler is back from duty with Scotland against India, as the Royals look to preserve their future in the top flight.

Vikram Solanki's side have endured a torrid time with the weather and head into Wednesday's game trailing Surrey by 30 points.

But injury-plagued bowler Matt Mason is out, as he prepares for yet more surgery on his shoulder.

Seamer Roger Sillence has been omitted from their 12-man squad, while spinner Ray Price comes into the travelling party.

Michael di Venuto is back at the top of the order for Durham, after missing Monday's Pro40 trouncing of Yorkshire.

The Australian sat out that victory with a suspected hernia, but has been recalled in place of Gareth Breese.

England paceman Steve Harmison (back) for the season, but England hopeful Graham Onions returns in place of Neil Killeen.

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul to sign off with a strong display before heading to South Africa to compete in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

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