Middlesex County Cricket Club is sad to announce that Andy Balbirnie needs to undergo surgery on his right hip.

Towards the end of his winter with Ireland Balbirnie started experiencing right hip pain, which has been investigated and unfortunately he requires surgery to correct issues within the joint. This surgery will take place in the next couple of weeks and will involve an extended period of rehabilitation, and it is expected to be four to five months before he is fit to play cricket again.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Andy a speedy recovery.