Middlesex Cricket can today announce that off-spinning all-rounder Chris Green has been signed by the Club for the first half of the Vitality Blast campaign.
Green, replaces Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman, who is unable to join up with Middlesex until the second half of the competition.
The delay in Mujeeb’s arrival has been caused by unforeseen visa issues and his ability to travel from Kabul to London without passing through a red-listed country. Mujeeb is not alone in having to quarantine in a country outside the UK prior to arriving in the UK and continued uncertainty over the timescale of these delays has caused Middlesex to make the decision to push back Mujeeb’s arrival. As a consequence Green will have an increased number of games to play in. Mujeeb is expected to be with the club and available for the last seven group matches.
Green, 27, has a fine pedigree in the short format of the game, playing across the globe in most of the world’s leading T20 tournaments, including the Big Bash League with Sydney Thunder, the Indian Premier League with Kolkata Knight Riders, the Caribbean Premier League with Guyana Amazon Warriors and here in the UK in 2019 with Warwickshire in the Vitality Blast.
Green has plenty of big game experience, having featured in two major T20 tournament finals, with Thunder when they lifted the Big Bash League trophy in 2016 and in 2108 with Guyana, when they lost out to Trinbago Knight Riders.
In T20 cricket he has 87 wickets to his name from 108 appearances, with best bowling figures of 4 for 14 and a highest score of 49.
Speaking of the addition of Chris Green to his squad, Middlesex Head Coach Stuart Law commented:
“Chris is an experienced performer in T20 cricket and has played in tournaments all over the world.
“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.”
On joining Middlesex, Green himself commented:
“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.”