After the announcement to re-sign Paul stirling Earlier this week, Middlesex Cricket signed New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell for the last nine Vitality Blast group games. Both recruits have signed up as replacements for the Australian off-roader Mitchell Marsh, which is not available. The Australian off-roader has been called up by his national team for international service for a white-ball tour of the West Indies.
The 30-year-old kiwi all-rounder has more than 2,000 races in T20 domestic cricket to his name, most of which come from playing the northern districts for a decade. The hitting all-rounder is averaging nearly 40 in T20 cricket before his move to Canterbury. The seasoned gamer has a decent Test, ODI and T20I experience under his belt. He also adds strength to the bowling lineup with his medium-paced prowess, having collected around 50 wickets in the T20s.
Speaking of the new addition to the team, Middlesex head coach Stuart Law seemed pleased with Mitchell’s addition to the team. He continued praising him saying: “He comes highly recommended by his contemporaries in New Zealand and we have seen him make his way into that strong New Zealand team in recent years.”
Meanwhile, Mitchell is happy to get this deal over the line and call Lords his home for the Vitality Blast. The Kiwi off-roader will look to gain more experience in the T-20 ahead of the T-20 World Cup in October. Mitchell will join the team after playing the two Test matches against England and the World Test Championship final against India in late June. It’s been a good few weeks for Mitchell as he got his first New Zealand Cricket core contract (NZC) after their consistent performances in different formats for their country.