Evening Standard – For Middlesex captain Dawid Malan, tonight’s T20 Blast opener against Surrey is the perfect match at the perfect time — a London derby, a Lord’s sell-out and a switch of format, just when his team needed one.

Summary

  • For Middlesex captain Dawid Malan, tonight’s T20 Blast opener against Surrey is the perfect match at the perfect time — a London derby, a Lord’s sell-out and a switch of format, just when his team needed one.
  • The former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has resumed responsibility for the Blast campaign and, with Middlesex starting with three games in four days – Essex follow tomorrow, then Gloucestershire on Sunday – Malan has his sights set on winning at least two of the matches to get the season up and running.
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  • Malan has spent time with England this week as injury cover and is set to do so again this weekend.
  • Malan has returned for this match but Eoin Morgan has not, and Middlesex are also missing the injured Steven Finn, but Surrey look more depleted.


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