YORKSHIRE paceman Matthew Fisher has been selected in the MCC squad for their day-night match against County Champions Essex in Barbados next month.

Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond will captain the side in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English domestic season.

The match has been held at Abu Dhabi under lights with a pink ball since 2010, but will this year switch to the Caribbean, with Bridgetown's Kensington Oval the venue from March 27-30 following the ECB North-South series.

Bell-Drummond, who was part of the MCC side that defeated Durham four years ago, leads an XI which also includes evergreen former England batsman Paul Collingwood and former West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards.

Fisher and Sussex left-armer George Garton complete the pace attack for the clash against last season's Specsavers County Championship winners, who finished 72 points clear of second-placed Lancashire in Division One.

MCC head of cricket John Stephenson said: "This is a young, talented and exciting team which we're very much looking forward to seeing take on Essex, and gaining exposure to the longer format of day/night cricket.

"This group boasts plenty of experience, not in only county cricket but also with several of the England sides.

"We are lucky to have Paul Collingwood and Fidel Edwards with us who are vastly experienced players at both international and domestic level.

"I'm looking forward to seeing them both in action when they will be able to pass on some of their knowledge to the younger players in the side.

"MCC is delighted to be hosting the Champion County match in Barbados, continuing our collaboration with the ECB.

" We hope that this match will provide a platform for the iconic Kensington Oval to go on to host a day/night Test Match in the near future."

MCC squad: D Bell-Drummond (Kent, captain) B D'Oliveira (Worcestershire), S Northeast (Kent), S Hain (Warwickshire), P Collingwood (Durham), D Rawlins (Sussex), J Simpson (Middlesex), D Bess (Somerset), M Fisher (Yorkshire), G Garton (Sussex), F Edwards (Hampshire).