Surrey Sign Australia's Nic Maddinson as Second Overseas Player

Published - 05 Jun 2018, 08:46 PM | Updated - 09 Jan 2019, 06:55 PM

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Australia batsman Nic Maddinson will join his compatriot Aaron Finch at Surrey for England’s domestic 20-over competition.

Pertinently. the county outfit announced on Tuesday (June 5). Surrey has signed up the left-hander as their second overseas player for the upcoming edition.

In addition, Finch and Maddinson will play under former Australia batsman and batting coach Michael Di Venuto.

Maddinson will join the side following the completion of his international commitments against England, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.

So far, Maddinson has played two Twenty20 Internationals for Australia, one in 2013 and the other in 2014, as well as three Tests.

So much so, Maddinson has had an ample experience of representing the distinct T20 franchises.

Recently, the promising young batter featured in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Sydney Sixers.

Interestingly, he also represented the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) owing to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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In total, Maddinson has played 73 T20s and scored 1,549 runs at a strike rate of 130.93. He has also nine half-centuries to his name.

He expressed his delight over joining the county side, saying:

“I very much look forward to playing with Surrey during this year’s Vitality Blast season. It’s a fabulous opportunity to play at a great sporting organization such as Surrey County Cricket Club and with my Australian counterpart Aaron Finch. I also welcome the opportunity of working with Head Coach Michael Di Venuto,” Maddinson said in a Surrey’s relase.

 

“Having the Kia Oval as our home ground also gives me the chance to play at one of England’s great iconic grounds. Let’s hope I can help Surrey win the title,” Maddinson asserted.

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Surrey’s Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart welcomed the signing of Nic Maddinson, stating:

“We’re delighted to have recruited Nic alongside Aaron Finch as an overseas player for this year’s Vitality Blast. Nic is an exciting batsman who brings a wealth of T20 experience to the squad.”

Meanwhile, despite being a part of the national T20 side for the tour of England and Zimbabwe, Maddinson is currently without a state contract.

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