Brendon McCullum to join English county side Middlesex

  • AP, London
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2015 19:39 IST
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum laughs with teammate Trent Boult at the end of the Sri Lankan innings during day three of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at University Oval in Dunedin. (AFP Photo)

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced on Wednesday that he will be joining Middlesex for the limited- overs English county competitions.

The announcement came few hours after he told the press that he will be retiring from international cricket next year after the home series against Trans- Tasmanian rivals Australia.

Middlesex, based at Lord’s, said on Wednesday that McCullum will arrive after the Indian Premier League and be available until June 25.

In that time, Middlesex will play seven Twenty20 Blast matches, and four One-Day Cup matches.

If the team reaches the knockout stages in either, it’s hopeful that McCullum can return for them.

He has played for Glamorgan in the County Championship in 2006, and in T20s for Sussex in 2010 and Warwickshire this year, when he scored 158 not out off 64 balls against Derbyshire at Edgbaston.

Middlesex is also the home of England captain Eoin Morgan, Steven Finn, and former New Zealand allrounder James Franklin.

McCullum is retiring from internationals in February after the home test series against Australia.

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