Middlesex move for McLaren
Feb 20 2011 - 21:30:05
Middlesex have signed South Africa all-rounder Ryan McLaren for next season's Friends Provident t20 competition.
Having already agreed a season-long deal with Australian batsman Chris Rogers, seamer McLaren will join as the second overseas player for the competition.
As well as playing regularly for the Proteas in the shortest form, McLaren has proven pedigree in county cricket having shot to prominence with a hat-trick for Kent in the 2007 T20 final.
Director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "Middlesex CCC have thought long and hard about who to sign as a second overseas T20 player for the coming season and it was unanimously agreed that a high quality all-rounder would provide the club with the player it is looking for. Ryan McLaren fits that bill.
"He offers explosive hitting when batting, experience and nous when he has the ball in his hand and energy and athleticism in the field."
McLaren added: "I am thrilled to be joining the Middlesex Panthers for their 2011 T20 campaign and am excited about making Lord's my home during the summer."