County news January 9, 2013

Middlesex sign Voges for T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Middlesex have signed Australian allrounder Adam Voges for the Friends Life t20 in 2013. He will be available for the entire campaign, including the knockout rounds if Middlesex qualify.

Voges, 33, is an experienced cricketer who has played for Nottinghamshire for the past five seasons, helping them to Flt20 Finals Day in 2010.

He is currently playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League with 147 runs in four innings. Voges has also played 19 internationals for Australia and also has IPL experience with Rajasthan and played T20 for Hampshire in 2007.

Since winning the Flt20 in 2008, Middlesex have failed to reach the quarter-finals and finished joint-bottom of the South Group last season.

Angus Fraser, Middlesex managing director of cricket, said Voges will add qualities they have been missing. "In 2012 we played some decent T20 cricket but seemed to lack a bit of experience and nous in crucial match situations. It cost us at least a couple of games. The signing of Adam will hopefully help us to remedy that problem.

"Adam has an excellent track-record in all forms of the game but particularly in T20 cricket. His experience will be invaluable and everyone I have spoken to tells me he is a top bloke. We are all looking forward to working with him and improving our T20 cricket in 2013."

Voges added: "To have the opportunity to play in front of the country's biggest T20 crowds at a venue like Lord's is an exciting prospect and I'm looking forward to helping Middlesex succeed."