James Franklin is an all-rounder from New Zealand. In 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Middlesex as a non-overseas player because of his Irish ancestry. He will however continue to captain Wellington until the end of 2014-15 season.
Franklin last played in a test match for New Zealand in 2013. He last played an ODI in June 2013. Franklin was not part of the 30 probables selected for the 2015 World Cup.
After he joins the Middlesex team, James Franklin is expected to permanently relocate to England with his family.