Middlesex have appointed Peter Handscomb as their new captain after the Australian batsman has joined the club on a two-year deal. He will lead them in County Championship and List A cricket.
The announcement came in the aftermath of Dawid Malan leaving Middlesex early and joining Yorkshire on a four-year contract.
Handscomb has been in and out of Australia’s side after his technique came under the microscope by a lot of pundits. His last appearance came in the World Cup where Australia lost to England in the semi-final.
Subsequently, Handscomb was left out of Australia’s squad for the Ashes but he struck a deal with Durham for the latter half of the County Championship. In the past, he has had stints with Gloucestershire (2015) and Yorkshire (2017).
"We are delighted and excited to have an all-round cricketer of Peter's stature at the club,” said Middlesex head coach, Stuart Law, as quoted by Middlesex CCC.
“I have known Peter for some time and worked with him at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane seven or eight years ago, so I know what a top bloke he is.
“Peter is a fine player and he will fill a couple of the gaps that have been created. He is a successful captain, a fine middle-order player and the sort of character who will help create a strong positive environment that will keep moving the club forward. He has been brought up in a tough environment and his background will help with the continued development of our young cricketers."