Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg in Italy squad
Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg is the latest county player to be named in a squad for the World Twenty20 Qualifier, taking advantage of his Italian heritage to play for Italy, joining Durham player - and former Australian international - Michael Di Venuto in the Italian squad.
Born in South Africa, Berg played for the Western Province Academy and Western Province B in his early 20s, and bowled Italian coach Joe Scuderi for a duck in a game against Lancashire in 2000. He began playing league cricket in England in 2004, playing for Brixworth in the Northamptonshire League.
He played a handful of matches for Northamptonshire Second XI that year but didn't make the first team, instead making his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2008. He has played for them ever since but was absent for a portion of the 2011 season, including the Twenty20 Cup.
His Middlesex team-mate Paul Stirling is in the Ireland squad for the event, whilst Tim Murtagh may be called into the Ireland squad if his Irish passport arrives in time and Josh Davey is likely to be named in the Scotland squad.