Player: Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell

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Name Daryl Mitchell
Born November 25, 1983
Badsey, nr Evesham
Age 37 years 243 days
Teams Worcestershire
Nickname Mitchell
Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Bowl Style Right-arm medium
A right-handed batsman who can also bowl useful medium pace, Daryl Mitchell, has been part of the Worcestershire folklore and served as its regular captain for 6 long years, before finally passing on the mantle to Joe Leach.

Under Mitchell's astute captaincy, Worcestershire prospered, 2010 was perhaps his biggest achievement as captain when he rallied Worcestershire to overturn a 37-point deficit to Glamorgan and clinch championship promotion. While his captaincy was inspiring, Mitchell was a no mean batsman either. His 298 against Somerset still stands as the fifth highest individual score by a Worcestershire batsman in Championship cricket.

Appointed as Vikram Solanki's deputy in 2009, Mitchell struck a rich vein of form and had racked up 1,000 runs by mid-August in 2009 - 3 of them coming in consecutive innings. It wasn't a surprise that he took over the captaincy duties after Solanki resigned at the end of the season.