Following the Club’s announcement earlier this week that Paul Stirling will be joining Middlesex for the opening five matches of this season’s Vitality Blast campaign, we are today delighted to announce that New Zealand International all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell, will also join the Club, for the last nine group matches of the tournament.
Both players have been signed as replacements for Australian Mitchell Marsh, who is now unavailable, having been selected to represent his country against the West Indies.
Mitchell, 30, has well over 2,000 T20 domestic runs to his name, playing for a decade for Northern Districts where he averaged almost 40 in T20 cricket before making a move to Canterbury. With the ball, he has taken almost fifty T20 wickets for both sides, and comes to Middlesex with Test, ODI and T20I experience under his belt, having burst into New Zealand’s side in 2019. Since then he has made 19 white-ball appearances for his country, with 15 of those coming in the T20 format.
Speaking of the addition of Mitchell to Middlesex’s Vitality Blast squad for 2021, Middlesex Head Coach, Stuart Law, commented:
“It’s great that Daryl has agreed to play for us in the T20 Blast this season.
“He comes highly recommended by his New Zealand contemporaries and we have watched him force his way into that strong New Zealand team over the last few years.
“He brings an all-round game, with a focus on power hitting, and good cricket intellect.”
“We look forward to welcoming him into the Middlesex family and can’t wait to start working with him during the Blast.”
Mitchell himself commented:
"I am really honoured to have signed with Middlesex and to be able to call Lord’s my home for the Vitality Blast.
“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the group after our Test Championship final versus India and getting stuck into winning some t20 cricket."