Middlesex Pull off Coup

May 15, 2012 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


Middlesex should be classed as one of the favourites for the Friends Life t20 competition, after pulling off a massive coup by securing the legendary spinner, Lasith Malinga, for the tournament.

However, the county are currently 20/1 outsiders for the win, according to the great odds at Bet Victor.

Many regard the Sri Lankan as one of the world’s leading T20 bowlers, so he will provide a massive boost to Middlesex’s attack, when the Friends Life t20 gets underway, this summer.

International commitments mean that he will miss the first three matches of the competition but he will be there to spearhead the bowling attack for the final seven group games, and possibly even at Finals day.

Having such a potent weapon in their squad will give Middlesex a massive boost in their tournament, with his capability currently being proven in the Indian Premier League, where he is the top wicket-taker in the competition.

Indeed, one look at the stats, which shows that he has 151 wickets in t20 cricket, at an average of 16.4 in 108 matches, prove Middlesex fans should be salivating at the prospect of unleashing him at their county rivals in the Friends Life t20.

Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, is understandably thrilled about the addition. He said: “In t20 cricket every county is looking for a bowler that provides their attack with variety, the ability to bowl during Powerplays and at the death, basically something different from the norm and, in Lasith, we will have the best in the world.”

When it comes to County Championship Division One, this season, Middlesex are going to be hampered by the number of England internationals taking part this year, with Andrew Strauss and Steven Finn likely to play tiny roles for them, throughout the campaign.

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