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Cricket: Handscomb named Middlesex captain

PUBLISHED: 09:30 08 November 2019

Australia's Peter Handscomb during a nets session (pic Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia's Peter Handscomb during a nets session (pic Jason O'Brien/PA)

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Middlesex have appointed Australia batsman Peter Handscomb as captain of their first-class and one-day sides.

The 28-year-old, who has played 40 times for his country across all formats, arrives at Lord's on a two-year deal.

Handscomb, who takes over as skipper following Dawid Malan's move to Yorkshire, also captains his state side Victoria and has led them to three domestic cricket titles.

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Middlesex head coach Stuart Law said: "We are delighted and excited to have an all-round cricketer of Peter's stature at the club.

"Peter is a fine player and he will fill a couple of the gaps that have been created.

"He is a successful captain, a fine middle-order player and the sort of character who will help create a strong positive environment that will keep moving the club forward.

"He has been brought up in a tough environment and his background will help with the continued development of our young cricketers."

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