BRETT D'Oliveira is approaching the peak of his career with a new three-year contract.

That is according to Worcestershire head coach Alex Gidman, who said the all-rounder was an "integral" part of the team.

D’Oliveira had one year remaining of his current deal but has put pen to paper until the end of the 2024 season.

He becomes the seventh player to sign a new contract since the end of last summer and follows Joe Leach, Dillon Pennington, Josh Baker, Charlie Morris, Adam Finch and Mitchell Stanley in committing their futures at New Road.

D’Oliveira enjoyed an excellent 2021 campaign in all formats.

He received the Supporters’ Association Player Of The Year and T20 Player Of The Year awards at the end of season Presentation Evening.

The 29-year-old was the Rapids leading scorer with 358 runs in the Vitality Blast and the most economical bowler, conceding just 5.90 runs per over.

D’Oliveira also scored nearly 500 runs in the LV=Insurance County Championship and did an excellent job, particularly in the first block of games, in providing control and support with his leg-spin to the four seamers.

Gidman said: “Brett is starting to get into what we believe is the peak time of his career. His performances are improving year on year.”

“He has always been an integral part of the group off the pitch, so absolutely delighted he has agreed to stay and extend his contract with us.

“Last summer, he had as good a season as anyone could have hoped for.

“Brett has been around the club for a long time which is really important. He understands the club, and he understands the values of the club.

“As we go through a small transition with some younger players being introduced, the likes of Brett are crucial in moving forward.”

D’Oliveira made his debut for Worcestershire a decade ago and is pleased to extend his time at New Road further.

He said: “Delighted to sign another three-year deal and commit myself to the club.

“It will be good to see where it takes me, and the team, in that period.

“Am I coming to my peak? It takes a few years to learn your role and your style of play, and I think I’m getting there now.

“Hopefully, I can put that into the game and start producing some more results for the team and getting those wins.”