Star Batsman AB de Villiers signs for Middlesex
The former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers will be spicing it up in England’s T20 Blast competition.
If sources are to be believed, AB de Villiers has signed for Middlesex County Cricket Club. According to a Cricbuzz report, the former Proteas batsman will have the deal officially announced this week.
The official announcement means that the dangerous batsman will be looking forward to swinging his arms for the Lord’s-based club in the tourney beginning mid-July.
This followed a massive return to the Test circuit in 2018-19, his final Test Match pulling off a 3-1 home series win over Australia in a series where he scored 421 runs at an average of 71.16.
AB de Villiers called it quits from all formats of the game in a shock announcement last May. During the 35-year-old’s retirement, he said that he is willing to play the T20 circuit. Interestingly, in January’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), he was always on the winning side in the 6 games he has played for the team.
His mind-blowing 100* in 50 balls maintaining a strike of 200.00 in a successful chase against Dhaka Dynamite. There was also widespread speculation that ABD will make a classic rebound to the South African ODI team for this year’s World Cup in England, but the truth is that he did not make any such commitment.
Middlesex didn’t have the best of games last season as they finished at the bottom of their group, in what was a forgettable reason. They just managed to get past the victory line only on two occasions in their 14 games.