X

Tuesday 21
May

Cricket

Middlesex draft in South Africa star

25th February 2019, 18:25 by Bobbie Jackson

South African AB de Villiers says it will be a "privilege" to play at Lord's for Middlesex after signing on for the Vitality Blast.

Middlesex appear to be going full tilt at the Vitality Blast this season after previously confirming Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be on the roster.

They finished bottom of the South Division last season, winning just two of their 14 matches, but are likely to be much more competitive in 2019.

De Villiers arrives with plenty of experience, having played in every Indian Premier League season since 2008, while he has also turned out in the Mzansi SA T20 League, Bangladesh Premier League and the Pakistan Super League.

He is set to link up with Middlesex for the start of the Blast and will be available for the first seven rounds, while the club have confirmed he could return for the latter stages of the competition if required.

De Villiers told the club's official website: "I have always wanted to play county cricket, and I am very much looking forward to joining Middlesex for the Vitality Blast. Playing at Lord's is always a wonderful privilege, and I'm looking forward to the match at Richmond, a beautiful ground in south-west London. That will be a great experience."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Cricket

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Cricket

Archer backed by Cook for England World Cup squad

20th May 2019, 19:25

Jofra Archer should be in Eoin Morgan's World Cup side, according to former England captain Sir Alastair Cook.

Cricket

Hampshire hope to have Vince available

20th May 2019, 15:42

Hampshire remain hopeful that James Vince will be available for Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup Final against Somerset.

Cricket

Lancashire confirm Burns exit

20th May 2019, 12:57

Lancashire have confirmed that Joe Burns has departed the club after just one game and returned to Australia for personal reasons.

Cricket

Woakes shines in England victory

19th May 2019, 19:05

England seamer Chris Woakes recorded his third five-wicket haul in Sunday's ODI win over Pakistan to boost his World Cup hopes.

Cricket

Langer can't see past England for World Cup glory

19th May 2019, 13:48

England are playing "brilliant cricket" and are favourites to win the World Cup at home, according to Australia coach Justin Langer.

Recent Sport Headlines

Fulham

Fulham eye Assombalonga deal

21st May 2019, 10:16

Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Fulham.

Tennis

Kerber puts career Slam talk to one side

21st May 2019, 10:05

Angelique Kerber can complete a career Grand Slam at the French Open but she is trying not to put extra pressure on herself.

Alaves

Celtic defender linked with Alaves

21st May 2019, 10:02

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is being linked with a move to Alaves as a possible replacement for Guillermo Maripan.

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Horse Racing Previews

Sing A Winning Song At Wolverhampton

21st May 2019, 09:54

Quick Return To Racecourse To Ring A Bell

Napoli

Napoli target defender

21st May 2019, 09:39

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is a target for Napoli, who have also ruled out Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.

Bayern Munich

City ace could join Bayern

21st May 2019, 09:23

Bayern Munich have a chance of signing Leroy Sane following reports Manchester City could sanction the deal.