Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell has named a 17-strong squad for the pre-season tour of Barbados.

Thirteen of those involved made the trip a year ago and they are joined by Ajmal Shahzad, who has moved to Trent Bridge during the close-season, Sam Wood and Sam Kelsall, who were on England Under-19 duty last time, plus academy spinner Adam Tillcock.

Samit Patel will miss the tour as he is currently participating for Chevrolet Warriors in South Africa’s domestic t20 competition whilst Brett Hutton is recuperating from shoulder surgery.

A variety of fixtures have been arranged for the 11-day tour, including participation in the fourth running of the Barbados T20 Cup, plus two 2-day friendlies.

Warwickshire, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire will also be heading to the Caribbean, with local opposition being supplied by Barbados, plus the Combined Campuses and Colleges side.

Nottinghamshire squad: Chris Read (captain), Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, James Taylor, Riki Wessels, Steven Mullaney. Paul Franks, Graeme White, Ben Phillips, Ajmal Shahzad, Andrew Carter, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Jake Ball, Sam Kelsall, Sam Wood and Adam Tillcock