Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has joined Middlesex County Cricket Club. He is all set for the county season in the upcoming T20 Blast cricket tournament.
The 35-year-old will be available for the first seven group games and for the later stages, as well, if the team makes it to the knockout stage.
“I have always wanted to play county cricket. Playing at Lord’s is always a wonderful privilege, and I’m looking forward to the match at Richmond, a beautiful ground in south-west London. That will be a great experience,” ESPNcricinfo quoted De Villiers, as saying.
Middlesex coach Stuart Law said that de Villiers inclusion in the team will prove to be beneficial for the team.
“It’s a great opportunity for some of our younger players to pick the brain of one of the best players to have graced the game of cricket and for the support staff to work with him as well,” Law said.
AB De villiers is currently playing in the Pakistan Super League as captain of the Lahore Qalanders.
The T20 Blast tournament is slated to be held from July 18 to September 21 in England.