Surrey signed Australian pacer Michael Neser for the first half of the County Championship season next year. The 29-year-old was a part of the Australian squad that marked the famous Ashes defense in England and has played two ODIs for his country. Having picked up 156 wickets at an average of 26.43 in first-class cricket, Neser has been stellar for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield.
“It has been a long-held ambition of mine to play county cricket,” said Neser in an interview with Surrey Cricket. “To be able to do so at The Kia Oval alongside some fabulous players is hugely exciting for me.
“I look forward to contributing and helping the guys challenge at the top of the County Championship in 2020.”
Alec Stewart, Surrey’s director of cricket, noted: “What I have seen of him, plus strong recommendations from former Australian players whose opinions I greatly respect, means I am very pleased Michael will join us for the first half of next year’s County Championship.
“The experience he will have gained from being a part of Australia’s Ashes squad will stand him in good stead for the coming season. I look forward to seeing him perform successfully in a Surrey shirt.”
After winning the County Championship in 2018, Surrey ended up at a disappointing sixth on the points table last season, with just two wins to show for their efforts
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