Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will rejoin Lancashire for the 2020 T20 Blast in the United Kingdom.
Maxwell played for Lancashire across all formats during the 2019 season. He is currently sidelined due to elbow surgery, but will be available for at least eight T20 Blast fixtures. Lancashire, meanwhile, are priced at 7.00 by bet365 to win the 2020 County Championship Division One.
“Last season was one of the best summers of cricket I have ever experienced and I cannot wait to return to Old Trafford in 2020. We were very unfortunate not to progress further after dominating the north group and I was so impressed with the talent inside the changing room. I'm very confident we can improve on the quarter-final finish of 2019,” said Maxwell.
The 31-year-old Maxwell was part of the Melbourne Stars' 2019-20 Big Bash League campaign in Australia – and will represent the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League later this year.
“Glenn is one of the most sought after players in world cricket and to have signed him again after the enormous impact he made last year is hugely significant as we go in search of a second Blast title,” added Lancashire director of cricket, Paul Allott.
“To have a player of his talent on the pitch, as well as the person he is away from the field, can only enhance our prospects in this year's tournament. He is extremely generous with his time in passing on his experiences to younger players and will no doubt play a huge part in their development once again.”
Elsewhere in the T20 Blast
West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, meanwhile, will play for Northamptonshire in the T20 Blast. He is currently captaining the West Indies T20I XI against Sri Lanka and will then travel to Pakistan for the Pakistan Super League.
“Visa criteria permit, I see this as a wonderful opportunity to be back in England again playing in the action-packed Blast tournament,” said Pollard.
“I want to thank Northants for welcoming me to their group of exciting players. I know they have some amazing fans and I look forward to entertaining them and bringing more success to the club.”
Pollard, too, will be involved in the 2020 IPL with the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai are the reigning IPL champions.