KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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England star Eoin Morgan will continue to play his home matches at Lord’s after signing a new two year deal with Middlesex.
In a double sweep, the county also announced the signing of Derbyshire opener Chris Rogers for next summer, with Owais Shah leaving the club.
Middlesex Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser said he was delighted to bring Rogers to Lord’s on a two year deal.
"Chris’s pedigree is undoubted - he is just as prolific in Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia as he is in county cricket. I have met Chris on a couple of occasions and he seems like a smashing fella. He is genuinely excited about playing for Middlesex and scoring runs at Lord’s." Said Fraser.
The former England fast bowler was also delighted to keep hold of Morgan, who has established himself at international level in all three form of the game.
Fraser added: "Everybody at Middlesex is thrilled that Eoin has committed his future to the Club. The thought of seeing another county's name against his on England team sheets is not something that appealed to me or anyone at Middlesex."
Australian Rogers has been a star on the county circuit for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, as well as Derbyshire, averaging over 50 in first class cricket.
The 33-year-old left-hander has just one Test to his name thus far, but enjoyed the rare privilege of making a double century against his countrymen, scoring 219 for Leicestershire in 2005.
The Irishman joined Middlesex at the age of 16 and has established a reputation as one of the most thrilling batsmen in the world game.
After establishing himself with Ireland, Morgan made his England debut in 2009 before starring in the ICC World Twenty20 2010 victory.
He appeared in each of England’s six Tests this summer, making a match-winning 130 in the first game at Trent Bridge.