This will be leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s third stint with English county Sussex after previous T20 stints in 2018 and 2019.
English County Sussex recently announced that they have re-signed Rashid Khan for next year’s T20 tournament Vitality Blast.
Khan, who took 20 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL at an economy rate of just 5.37, has had two previous stints at Sussex after initially joining the club in 2018. He had also been due to join the club in 2020 but couldn’t do so due to overlapping commitments in the Caribbean Premier League and the IPL.
In his previous two stints, Khan took 24 wickets in 18 innings for Sussex in the T20 Blast, with an economy rate of 6.97, and helped them reach the knockout stage in both seasons.
“I am really happy to be heading back to Sussex for the 2021 Blast,” Rashid was quoted as saying by the club. “Ever since my arrival on the South Coast in 2018, it has felt like a home away from home for me. I look forward to seeing everyone in 2021 and really hope we will be back playing in front of our loyal supporters soon.”
Rashid Khan is currently the number one bowler in international T20 cricket. So naturally Sussex’s newly appointed T20 specialist coach, James Kirtley, was delighted to bag the Afghan leggie.
“He would be on any team’s wish list around the world, so for Sussex to have him playing next year is awesome. We endeavour to keep the worldwide profile high of our T20 team and Rash is one of the best performing and [most] well-known players in the game.
“Add to that the fact that he is a hugely popular and respected figure in our dressing room and with everyone around the club and this is a big boost for us ahead of next year’s Blast.”
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