West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been signed up by the Middlesex County Cricket Club for the upcoming T20 Blast competition. The news was confirmed by the County Club on Wednesday (9 May).
Bravo, who is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2018, will play the first six games of the Vitality Blast for the Middlesex, while he will play his first match against Surrey on 5 July 2018.
The 34-year-old all-rounder has a plenty of T20 experience, as he has played in the T20 franchisee leagues across the world, and he could be a crucial signing for the Middlesex this season. It will be Bravo’s fourth county side after having played for Kent, Essex, and Surrey.
Bravo, who is recognized as one of the premier T20 cricketers in the world, is excited to play for the Middlesex, as well as, under the guidance of New Zealand great Daniel Vettori.
As per reports in AFP, Bravo said, “I've been fortunate enough throughout my career to have played all around the world and Lord's in London is a place that really excites me. I have no hesitation committing to Middlesex for six games of the Vitality Blast and am looking forward to joining Dan Vettori's squad at the start of July.”
Meanwhile, Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said of Bravo’s signing, “Dwayne is one of the most exciting and best T20 players in the world. He can win games of cricket with bat or ball. He may only be available for six games, but I expect him to have an impact in a number of these matches. I'm sure he is a player the huge Lord's crowds will enjoy watching.”
Dwayne was Middlesex’s second overseas signing after they signed the Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar, who will be available for the entire Vitality Blast tournament.