Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand spin all-rounder, has joined Middlesex on a three-year contract to serve as the club’s head coach ahead of the T20 Blast.
Vettori, 37, is as of now head mentor of Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash, and possesses a similar position with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
He will be responsible for Middlesex T20 playing system and will work nearby Richard Scott, the club head mentor, and Richard Johnson and David Houghton, the club’s two collaborative coaches, to set up the side for the Blast battle.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved with Middlesex in their pursuit of a T20 title. Like all players I loved every opportunity to visit Lord’s and that won’t be any different as a coach but the main reason for my desire to be involved was the quality of the Middlesex playing squad. There is talent and experience in all facets of their game and I look forward to complementing their skills and all the fantastic work the current coaching staff has done.”
Middlesex completed third in the South Group last season, before losing to the possible champs, Northamptonshire, in their quarter-last at Wantage Road.
“I am delighted Daniel has agreed to join us as T20 Coach and am very much looking forward to working closely with him and tapping in to his expertise. At Middlesex we pride ourselves on giving all the players the best possible support to develop as cricketers and people, and this is further indication that everyone at the club is driven to back up this year’s Championship success by competing and winning on all fronts.”