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Phil Mustard signs for Mountaineers

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 11, 2011

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Durham wicketkeeper Phil Mustard has signed a five-week contract with Zimbabwean franchise Mountaineers. Mustard, who has played ten ODIs and two Twenty20s for England, will join the team ahead of the Stanbic Bank Pro20 which runs from November 25 to December 4.

Mustard is coming off a good Twenty20 season with his county, topping the batting charts with 366 runs at 30.50. He will also coach youth and senior sides with the Mutare-based franchise.

"I'm looking forward to joining up with the Mountaineers, I think my experience in Twenty20 cricket has come on a lot and I wanted to make sure that I kept my eye in over the winter," Mustard said. "This opportunity allows me to play cricket but also lets me take on some more responsibility in a coaching capacity."

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Posted by   on (November 12, 2011, 9:46 GMT)

Phil Mustard is a great prospect and showed great signs too with limited opportunities given for England but emergence of Kieswetter, Steve Davies, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler has almost strangled his opportunities. Matt Prior has already been there for a long while now. So the competition for the lone spot of wicketkeeper has really become tougher and tougher in England. But still I wish he comes good in this series and makes his point again with some strong credentials.

Posted by Sachit1979 on (November 12, 2011, 4:51 GMT)

Phil Mustard is a great prospect and showed great signs too with limited opportunities given for England but emergence of Kieswetter, Steve Davies, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler has almost strangled his opportunities. Matt Prior has already been there for a long while now. So the competition for the lone spot of wicketkeeper has really become tougher and tougher in England. But still I wish he comes good in this series and makes his point again with some strong credentials.

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