Dawid Malan: Middlesex captain stands down as Miguel Cummins joins on Kolpak deal

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Middlesex reached this year’s T20 Blast quarter-final under Dawid Malan’s leadership but lost to Nottinghamshire

England batsman Dawid Malan has stepped down as Middlesex captain.

Middlesex finished eighth in County Championship Division Two and Malan, 32, said missing out on promotion had been “extremely disappointing”.

His decision to resign was announced at an end-of-season event where Middlesex revealed that West Indies seamer Miguel Cummins has signed a three-year deal.

Spinner Nathan Sowter has signed an extension until 2021 but bowlers Ollie Rayner and Tom Barber are to leave.

Malan took over the captaincy at Lord’s in February 2018 and led Middlesex to a fourth-place finish that year, but they won just three County Championship games in 2019.

However, they reached the knockout stages of both the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast this summer.

A statement from Malan read: