Steven Finn has been named as Middlesex's one-day captain should Dawid Malan be away with England this summer.

Malan made a positive impact after being called into the international set-up last summer, with six fifties and a century in 12 Tests to date as well as four half-centuries in five Twenty20 internationals.

He will therefore hope to be involved across all formats this summer and his county have revised their Royal London One-Day Cup plans accordingly with Finn named captain and wicketkeeper John Simpson as vice-captain.

The Watford-born bowler said: "I am delighted to have been asked to captain the side in Dawid's absence. Having played at Middlesex since the age of 15 I am extremely proud to have been given this opportunity."

Managing director Angus Fraser added: "Steven is at the stage in his career where he is very keen to take on greater responsibility and, with the expected absence of Dawid Malan with England, he is highly likely to get the opportunity to guide the club through most of our Royal London One-Day Cup group games.

"John is in a similar position to Steven and these opportunities are great for the development of both players."