Middlesex all-rounder Ollie Rayner could be in line to help Germany qualify for the 2020 T20 World Cup.

The 33 year-old travelled to North Germany last weekend to train with the German team, who are coached by former Scottish international Steve Knox.

Rayner, was born into a military family who were serving in Germany at the time, and following a call from Daniel Weston and the German selectors met up with his colleagues for the first time.

Also there were Glamorgan all-rounder Craig Meschede and Leicetershire's seamer Dieter Klein.

Germany have qualified for the European T20 finals this June, where they will play hosts Guernsey, Jersey, Italy, Denmark and Norway, with the winners going forward to the Qualifying tournament in October - Dubai being the likely destination.

Rayner spoke about his German experience to the Middlesex CCC website saying:

"I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone involved for making me feel so welcome and for letting me come over to share the experience. I'd also like to offer a special thanks to Daniel Weston who was the driving force behind getting me involved and to Head Coach Steven Knox for the opportunity.

"I was overwhelmed with the levels of passion and dedication that my fellow squad members have for the game. The fact that most of these guys are in full-time jobs outside of cricket, yet are able to dedicate so much time and commitment to the game is quite incredible.

"I am really excited about what may lay ahead for us as a aide and can't wait to team up with the squad again in the future and hope to help them achieve plenty of success in the future."