Christian signs for Panthers

The 30-year-old, who played in the recent World T20 tournament in Bangladesh, has taken more than 100 wickets and struck over 1,600 runs so far in his Twenty20 career.

Commenting on the signing, Middlesex's managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "When we sat down to identify the type of cricketer Middlesex CCC required for this summer's NatWest T20 Blast a seam bowling all-rounder was top of our list.

"We are therefore delighted to have attained the services of such an experienced, talented and dangerous cricketer."

  Angus Fraser, pictured, has recruited Dan Christian at Middlesex
Angus Fraser, pictured, has recruited Dan Christian at Middlesex