England T20 opener Lumb signs deal to swap Hampshire for Nottinghamshire

By Sportsmail Reporter

England batsman Michael Lumb has signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire after announcing he will leave Hampshire at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old has been ruled out for the remainder of the domestic campaign through injury but will join Nottinghamshire following stints with Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash league and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.

'We're delighted that Michael has agreed to join us and the meetings that we've had with him have been very constructive in terms of our respective ambitions and the role he sees himself playing in fulfilling them,' Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said.

Big bash: Michael Lumb was a member of England's World T20 winning side

Big bash: Michael Lumb was a member of England's World T20 winning side

'We have been in the market for a proven batsman and we believe that he has the pedigree and the drive to improve our standing in all formats.'

Lumb has a first-class average of 34.51 and has featured in eight Twenty20 Internationals for England.

'I've enjoyed five great seasons with Hampshire and it has been a real pleasure to have won two limited-overs trophies,' he said.

'However, I feel that now is the right time to make a fresh start at a new club and I'm pleased to be offered the opportunity to play for Nottinghamshire. It's a challenge and one I'm looking forward to.' 

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