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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.

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