Steven Finn to captain Middlesex in Royal London One-Day Cup in the likely absence of Dawid Malan
Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that in the likely absence of Dawid Malan, Steven Finn will take over the captaincy throughout the club’s Royal London One-Day Cup campaign.
The club’s long-standing wicket-keeper batsman John Simpson will be Finn’s Vice Captain throughout the competition, should Malan be absent on international duty with England.
Finn has a wealth of white ball experience under his belt, having made his List-A debut for Middlesex back in 2007 against Glamorgan. He has gone on to make 49 List-A appearances for the county and has played 69 One Day Internationals for his country. In all List-A matches he has taken an impressive 186 wickets at an average of 28.
Simpson, like Finn, is one of the club’s more experienced white ball cricketers, having played 71 List-A games for Middlesex since making his debut back in 2009. He has over 1,000 runs to his name at an average of almost 30 and has collected 66 victims behind the stumps.
Angus Fraser, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket commented…
“Steven is at the stage in his career where he is very keen to take on greater responsibility and, with the expected absence of Dawid Malan with England, he is highly likely to get the opportunity to guide the club through most of our Royal London One-Day Cup group games.
“John is in a similar position to Steven and the pair will have the brain and experience of Eoin Morgan to help guide them.
“These opportunities are great for the development of both players and I look forward to watching them at work.”
On being appointed the club’s Royal London One-Day Cup captain, Steven Finn commented…
“I am delighted to have been asked to captain the side in Dawid’s absence.
"Having played at Middlesex since the age of fifteen I am extremely proud to have been given the opportunity and we can hopefully move the side forward in white ball cricket and achieve success in this year's competition".