Surrey wicketkeeper Steven Davies has been named in the MCC team to face the champion county Nottinghamshire at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from March 27-30.

It will be the 24-year-old’s first senior appearance since he became the first international cricketer to announce he was gay.

He is joined in the starting XI by Middlesex's Dawid Malan, 23, who was born in Roehampton and previously played club cricket for Teddington.

In addition to the Champion County match, MCC will also play against Nottinghamshire, Durham, Sussex and a select Fly Emirates side, in the Emirates Airline Twenty20 Trophy on the April 1 at 7he Sevens cricket ground in Dubai.

Squad Chris Rogers – Middlesex & Australia (captain) Steven Davies (wicket-keeper) – Surrey & England Rahul Dravid – India (Champion County fixture only) Sourav Ganguly – India (Twenty20 only) Hamid Hassan – Afghanistan Simon Jones – Hampshire & England Gary Keedy – Lancashire Steve Kirby – Somerset & England Lions Dawid Malan – Middlesex Stephen Moore – Lancashire & England Lions Mohammad Nabi – Afghanistan Stephen Peters – Northamptonshire Toby Roland-Jones – Middlesex Omar Ali (12th man) – MCC Young Cricketer