Hampshire have included new signings Joe Gatting and Will Smith in their squad for the first game of the season against Worcestershire.

Both batsmen have impressed in pre-season and are in a 12-man squad for the LV County Championship opener, which starts on Sunday.

Hampshire have left out Danny Briggs so Liam Dawson will provide the spin option.

Hampshire (from): Carberry, Adams, Dawson, Vince, Ervine, Smith, Wheater, Coles, Balcombe, Brathwaite, Tomlinson, Gatting.