Worcestershire’s T20 captain Moeen Ali has signed up to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.

The Rapids skipper is set to participate in the competition for the first time in nine years as he joins Comilla Victorians, as announced by the club’s managing director, Nafisa Kamal.

Kamal said: “Bangladesh Cricket Board has said this is a month-long BPL. There will be six teams. Three foreign players can be taken.

“We are working accordingly. We have signed all three. We have confirmed Sunil Narine, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali.”

In his last BPL stint, in 2013, Ali appeared in five matches for Duronto Rajshahi.

This time, Ali will link up with the likes of South African batsman, Faf du Plessis, and West Indian bowler, Sunil Narine.

With star name teammates, Ali will be hoping to claim more T20 silverware having previously captained the Rapids to the 2018 Blast title before this year winning the Indian Premier League with the Chennai Super Kings.

The experienced England all-rounder has also plied his trade in the Pakistan Super League, for the Multan Sultans, the Mzansi Super League, for Cape Town Blitz, and in Zimbabwe, for the Matabeland Tuskers.

The BPL is scheduled to take place across January and February.

Elsewhere, Worcestershire 2022 overseas player Matthew Wade has been explosive for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

In the side’s recent win over title holders Sydney Sixers, Wade hit Hobart’s fastest ever half century, reaching the feat after just 19 balls.