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Middlesex have added another big-hitting Australian to their Friends Provident t20 Cup line-up for this season - David Warner.
Middlesex Panthers Chief Executive, Vinny Codrington, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to announce David Warner as our second FP t20 signing.
"David is one of the most explosive and exciting batsmen in international T20 cricket.
"David smashed 107 not out off just 69 balls (for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League) against Kolkata Knightriders, and we knew right then that we’d made the right decision in bringing him to Middlesex.
"Fans of Middlesex are in for a real treat at Lord’s as they’ll witness him opening the batting with his countryman Adam Gilchrist.
"We’re thrilled that David chose to join Middlesex, ahead of the other English counties that were chasing him."
Warner himself added: "I am very much looking forward to playing with the Middlesex Panthers for their upcoming FP t20 season.
"It’s a fantastic opportunity to play at Lord’s and with Adam Gilchrist. Hopefully I can learn a few tricks from 'Gilly', one of the greats of the game and help Middlesex win the Friends Provident t20 - I can’t wait."
Special ticket offer
Middlesex play five FPt20 matches at Lord's this year - four of them under floodlights.
Tickets are just £5 for under-16s and only £20 for adults. That's just 50p an over for some of the most exciting cricket around - more than enough time for Warner and Gilchrist to blast a century!
What's more - buy a ticket for all five of the Panthers' FPt20 matches at Lord's and we'll give you one of them free!
That's five matches for the price of four - or upto 200 overs of Twenty20 cricket for just £80 - or only £20 for under-16s! That's only 40p an over - or just 10p for the under-16s!
With Warner and Gilchrist in the batting line-up you may want to spend the money you save on a hardhat...