Ready to rumble

The new kid on the block, 23-year-old Will Rhodes has arrived from Yorkshire ready to rumble and eager to compete for a place in the Bears' already very strong T20 side.

The medium-pace bowling all-rounder has played 18 T20s for the White Rose, his 13 wickets coming at just 21 runs apiece, but is taking nothing for granted when it comes to forcing his way into the team at Edgbaston.

"The Bears did brilliantly in the T20 last season and it's a very strong squad with a lot of good players," said the Nottingham-born player. "So, first and foremost, I just have to earn my place."