Middlesex bowler to head to New Zealand

Middlesex bowler Steven Finn will join New Zealand side Otago Volts for a month following his involvement with the England One-Day squad’s tour of India.

The 22-year-old is set to play in four matches for Volts, starting with their opening Plunket Shield game against Canterbury in Rangiora on 7 November.

“I felt it was crucial to get some four-day cricket under my belt prior to hopefully getting selected for England’s series against Pakistan in UAE in January,” said Finn.

“Therefore when the opportunity to play in New Zealand came up, I jumped at the chance.”