London - Australia batsman and former
limited-overs captain George Bailey will join Middlesex at the end of next
month, the English county announced on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old, capped 104 times by his
country across the formats, will play for Middlesex from late June until
He will replace compatriot Adam Voges while
the Middlesex captain is on Test duty in Sri Lanka and follows New Zealanders
Brendon McCullum and Mitchell McClenaghan in pitching up at Lord's this year.
"Obtaining high-quality overseas
player cover for an entire season is extremely difficult and everyone at
Middlesex is delighted that we have been able to acquire the services of a
player of George's ability," said Middlesex's managing director of cricket
"George is an outstanding cricketer
with an excellent record in all forms of the game and as someone who has
captained his country, he will be a valuable addition to the squad both on and
off the field."
Bailey, who played for Sussex last year,
told the Middlesex website: "I can't wait to get over there.
"I'm itching to play in the UK again
after a productive and enjoyable stint last year. Playing at Lord's is an
absolute honour. Who wouldn't want to have Lord's as their home ground?"
Bailey is currently playing for Rising Pune
Supergiants in the Indian Premier League.