Samit Patel: England all-rounder replaces Scott Borthwick in MCC squad

Samit Patel
Samit Patel has made six Test appearances for England

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has replaced Durham's Scott Borthwick in the MCC squad for next month's champion county match in Abu Dhabi.

Patel, 31, played for England in the 2015 Test series against Pakistan and comes in after Borthwick extended his stay with Wellington in New Zealand.

England batsman Ian Bell will skipper the MCC against Yorkshire in the annual four-day game, starting on 20 March.

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara will be also be part of the squad.

"Samit is the perfect replacement for Scott and has played for MCC in this fixture before so will be a great asset to us," said MCC head of cricket John Stephenson.

"He is an experienced county and international cricketer and adds a nice balance to the side."