Middlesex sign Voges for t20 season

Adam Voges will play t20 cricket for Middlesex this year.

The Australian will be available for all the club’s Group matches in June and July, as well as the quarter-finals and Finals Day should they qualify.

Voges, who has made 19 limited-over appearances for Australia, is currently playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.

As well as playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire and Hampshire, he has featured in the Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals.

“I am thrilled to have signed with Middlesex to play for them in this season’s t20 campaign,” he said.

“To have the opportunity to play in front of the country’s biggest t20 crowds at a venue like Lord’s is an exciting prospect.

“I’m looking forward to helping the Panthers succeed in this year’s competition.”

In a t20 career spanning over 100 appearances ,Voges has scored more than 2,500 runs at an average of 32, with a strike-rate of 131.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “In 2012 we played some decent t20 cricket but seemed to lack a bit of experience and nous in crucial match situations.

“It cost us at least a couple of games. The signing of Adam will hopefully help us to remedy that problem.

“Adam has an excellent track record in all forms of the game but particularly in t20 cricket.

“His experience will be invaluable and everyone I have spoken to tells me he is a top bloke.

“We are all looking forward to working with him and improving our t20 cricket in 2013.”



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