WORCESTERSHIRE Rapids captain Moeen Ali will return for tonight's Vitality Blast derby with Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.

Moeen has been away with England's one-day international side in the Netherlands for the three-match series and played in the final match on Wednesday.

But he will be a welcomed return to the squad as they look to try and end a run of five straight defeats and at least give supporters something to shout about.

The Rapids were beaten by five wickets on Thursday night at home to Yorkshire Vikings, a result that left them bottom of the North group table after just one win in 11 matches.

But that victory did come at home to the Bears, who will be looking to gain revenge and keep themselves in the hunt for a top placed finish.

They are second in the standings, just two points behind Lancashire Lightning.