Essex have named fast bowler Maurice Chambers in their squad for the LV County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire.
Chambers has not played any championship cricket since 2005 when he made his debut against Durham.
After sitting out the whole of last season with a stress fracture to his back, the 20-year-old is now ready to make his comeback at New Road.
Batsman Varun Chopra is the only other addition to the team which drew with Leicestershire last week.
A win could see third-placed Essex top the Division Two table should Leicestershire and Warwickshire both slip up.
The Pears finally return to County Championship action having not played a Division Two fixture for two weeks.
With Wednesday's Friends Provident Trophy clash ruined by the elements, Worcestershire will be keen to finally get some cricket under their belts this week.
Pace bowler Simon Jones continues his return from injury having taken 5-92 against Gloucestershire a fortnight ago.
Fellow seamer Kabir Ali is named in the squad after missing out in the last game, alongside his cousin Moeen Ali who makes up the 13 from the team which played in the previous encounter.