Brendon McCullum to extend association with Middlesex for Natwest 2017 season

Brendon McCullum will play nine games this season
Brendon McCullum will play nine games this season
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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to rejoin Middlesex for the upcoming edition of Natwest T20 Blast 2017 season.

McCullum played six games for Middlesex in the group stage of the previous season and scored 132 runs from five innings including a high score of 87 not out but missed the quarter-final clash as he underwent a back surgery.

The 35-year-old is expected to take part in nine matches for the club this season and has wide range of experience in playing for various lucrative T20 leagues around the world including Indian Premier League, Big Bash League and Caribbean Premier League.

McCullum said he is delighted to be part of Middlesex and is hopeful of helping the club in their quest this season.

“I am delighted to be re-joining Middlesex for the coming season and am looking forward to helping the club challenge in the NatWest T20 Blast.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Middlesex last season and it was an easy decision for me to make when the opportunity arose to return to the Home of Cricket.”

Middlesex managing director Angus Fraser added that the decision to sign McCullum was a straightforward decision considering his impact in the shortest format of the game.

“We are naturally delighted to have Brendon back to play for Middlesex in this season's NatWest T20 Blast.

“Brendon had a hugely positive influence on the club in 2016 and I'm sure he will have a similar impact this summer.

“With Brendon on board and the other exciting players we have, watching Middlesex play T20 cricket in 2017 should be an exciting and enjoyable experience."

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