Sussex have re-signed star Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan for subsequent 12 months’s T20 Blast competitors.
The world’s primary T20I bowler, who has had two stints with Sussex, lately concluded his IPL 2020 marketing campaign with SunRisers Hyderabad wherein he ended up taking 20 wickets in 16 appearances at a staggering economic system price of simply 5.37 runs per over.
The leg-spinner was set to play for Sharks T20 skipper Luke Wright’s aspect once more this 12 months, nevertheless it was mutually agreed he would miss the competitors as a result of his overlapping commitments within the Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League.
“I’m actually joyful to be heading again to Sussex for the 2021 Blast,” mentioned Khan in an announcement. “Ever since my arrival on the South Coast in 2018, it has felt like a house away from house for me. I look ahead to seeing everybody in 2021 and actually hope we will likely be again enjoying in entrance of our loyal supporters quickly,” he added.
Rashid’s each earlier appearances in T20 blast have seen Sussex advance to the knockout phases. He is claimed 24 wickets in 18 innings for the membership, at a powerful economic system of 6.97.
Sussex T20 head coach James Kirtley mentioned: “To safe the companies of Rashid subsequent season is superb. He could be on any workforce’s want record around the globe, so for Sussex to have him enjoying subsequent 12 months is superior. We endeavour to maintain the worldwide profile excessive of our T20 workforce and Rash is without doubt one of the greatest performing and well-known gamers within the sport.”