Vitality T20 Blast: South Africa-born, Australian cricketer, Christopher James Green will join Middlesex for the first half of Vitality T20 Blast. He comes in as a replacement for Afghanistan’s leg spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the tournament. He is due to his travel from Kabul to London but Afghanistan’s covid 19 status has delayed his arrival. Hence he will be available in the last seven group games.
The 27 years old Australian, has previously played for Warwickshire in the 2019 season. Green has been a part of various T20 leagues all around the world like Big Bash League, Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League. He is a promising young prospect for any side he plays with a T20 record of 87 wickets in 108 appearances. He has his best bowling figure of 4 wickets and 14 runs and the highest score of 49 runs. The teams he played for in various T20 leagues are Sydney Thunder, Kolkata Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Birmingham Bears.
Speaking about Green, Stuart Law, Middlesex’s head coach said, “Chris is an experienced performer in T20 cricket and has played in tournaments all over the world.” Stuart added “He has had a huge impact at Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash for a few years now and I look forward to him bringing that wealth of experience here to Middlesex. Dealing with Covid has caused us a few headaches, but Chris will slot in nicely to cover for Mujeeb until his arrival.”
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to arrive late for Vitality T20 Blast
Mujeeb is not the only one who is having to quarantine in a country outside United Kingdom before arriving to UK. This constant uncertainty over a time period of these delays has forced Middlesex to take that decision to push back Mujeeb’s arrival.
The Aussie also added: “I am really chuffed to be joining Middlesex and I am excited to meet up with the rest of the squad and get stuck into training with the Blast starting soon. I have really enjoyed my previous experiences playing in England and I am looking forward to playing at Lords for the first time.”
He will join the squad featuring leg spinner Luke Hollman and Nathan Sowter and left-arm spinner Thilan Walallawita. NZ Kiwi all-rounder Daryl Mitchell will also join the team as an overseas player. Last month, the side had also signed Paul Stirling as replacement of Mitchell Marsh for Vitality T20 Blast.