Daryl Mitchell, a New Zealand all-rounder, was signed by Middlesex for the final nine group matches of the T20 Blast after Paul Stirling was signed for the first five. Both players were called upon as substitutes for Mitchell Marsh, who was selected for Australia’s white-ball tour of the West Indies.
Mitchell said on Friday, “I am truly honoured to have signed with Middlesex and to be able to call Lord’s my house for the Vitality Blast” (May 21). “I’m looking forward to reuniting with the team after our Test Championship final against India and getting down to business with some T20 cricket.”
Mitchell began his T20 career with Northern Districts before heading to Canterbury and amassing 2110 runs and 48 wickets in 108 games. He made his New Zealand debut in 2019, and has since played 15 T20Is and three ODIs for his country.
Stuart Law, Middlesex’s head coach, said: “It’s fantastic that Daryl has decided to play for us in the T20 Blast this season.” “His New Zealand contemporaries strongly recommend him, and we’ve watched him work his way into the big New Zealand squad over the last few years.”
“He has a fine cricket mind and an all-round game with an emphasis on power hitting.” We are excited to have him join the Middlesex family and look forward to working with him during the Blast.”