Middlesex County Cricket Club regrets to announce that Mitchell McClenaghan will play no further part in this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

McClenaghan complained of pain in his left hip during the NatWest T20 Blast match against Essex at Chelmsford on 10 June. The pain worsened during Middlesex’s match against Surrey on 17 June and scans revealed he had sustained a stress fracture to his pelvis. The injury requires a minimum of six weeks’ rest, a diagnosis that has ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament.

Middlesex CCC’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser, said...

“Losing Mitchell is a big blow for us. He is an outstanding white ball bowler that brings variety, skill and nous to any side he plays for.

“Finding a replacement of similar quality at such short notice is proving extremely difficult. A number of international tours are scheduled in July and August and the Caribbean Premier League is about to start.

“Mitchell will undoubtedly be missed but his absence gives opportunities to other bowlers on our staff. Mitchell’s misfortune could well give them the stage on which they can show people what they are capable of producing.”