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Middlesex CCC sign Ashton Agar for 2018 Vitality Blast

PUBLISHED: 10:18 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:18 20 March 2018

New Middlesex CCC signing Australia's Ashton Agar pictured on Australia duty.

New Middlesex CCC signing Australia's Ashton Agar pictured on Australia duty.

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Middlesex have confirmed the signing of Australian Ashton Agar, who will join the club for this year’s Vitality Blast tournament.

New Middlesex CCC signing Australia's Ashton Agar pictured on Australia duty.New Middlesex CCC signing Australia's Ashton Agar pictured on Australia duty.

Agar will join up with his new Middlesex teammates after the completion of Australia’s five match ODI series and one off IT20 fixture against England at the end of June.

He will be available to play in all fourteen South Group matches, and will remain with Middlesex until the end of the Vitality Blast, should qualification to the knockout stages be secured.

Agar was in explosive form for the Perth Scorchers in Australia’s Big Bash League earlier this year, averaging 49.66 with the bat with a strike rate of over 128, as well as picking up eight wickets at an average of just 25, with an economy rate of only 5.74.

On signing for Middlesex, Agar said: “I’m thrilled and very grateful to have signed for Middlesex for the upcoming Vitality Blast campaign and look forward to the challenge of achieving success with them.

“It’s a great opportunity to play with an exciting group of players coached by Dan Vettori, a person I always looked up to as a young spinner and cricketer in general.

“I can’t wait to walk out at Lords, one of the most beautiful grounds in the world - it’s quite a privilege.”

Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket added: “In conversations with Daniel Vettori it became apparent we required an all-rounder to strengthen our T20 side. Ashton Agar’s name quickly came to the top of our list.

“Ashton is developing into a high-quality cricketer. He has shown that he can bat at the top of the order and continues to be an effective bowler. He is available for the entire tournament and is a cracking young man.

“I am confident he will fit in to our squad well and produce match winning performances.”

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