(Photo) Middlesex sign Pieter Malan for remainder of season

Malan

Aryan Surana

Middlesex Cricket announced that South African Pieter Malan will join the Club for the remainder of the 2022 season and will be available to represent Middlesex in both the LV= County Championship and Royal London Cup campaigns.

On Sunday afternoon the Club announced that Peter Handscomb was leaving Middlesex after the completion of the Durham County Championship match, and Malan is seen as the perfect replacement for the departed Australian.

Top order right-handed batter Malan, 32, has played Test cricket for South Africa and comes to Middlesex with a vast amount of First-Class experience, having played 177 First-Class games in his career, in which he has hit over 12,000 runs at an average of over 46, including 38 centuries.

Malan is used to English conditions, having played for Warwickshire in the 2021 season, where he played a key role in helping them lift the County Championship trophy, including hitting a highest score of 141 against Worcestershire at New Road.

Speaking of the signing of Malan for the remainder of the season, Head of Men's Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented:

"We are thrilled to have secured Pieter's signature for the rest of this season, and he will add a huge amount of experience and quality to our batting ranks.

"As a batter he is vastly experienced, will be a real asset to the dressing room, and we can't wait to welcome him into the Club.

"I'm very excited to be joining Middlesex. They are without a doubt one of the most prestigious counties and being based at Lords makes this an incredible opportunity that I'm hoping to grab with both hands,'' Malan said on joining Middlesex.

"They've had an excellent start to the season and hopefully I can come over and contribute to even more success on the field."