Bears legend Jeetan Patel has returned to Edgbaston ahead of the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign.

“I canโ€™t wait,” said Patel. “The exciting thing now is that the younger guys have played enough games to step up and take the opportunity theyโ€™ve got to take the club forward.

“Obviously, my last game for the Bears was last September and I wasn’t available for the red ball, but since then a lot has happened. 

“Iโ€™m still very excited to play cricket and prove to myself that Iโ€™ve still got it in me to compete against the best.”