Sussex sign David Wiese for NatWest T20 Blast stint

David Wiese will be available for Sussexs NatWest T20 Blast matches with Somerset and Surrey (Getty Images)

David Wiese will be available for Sussexs NatWest T20 Blast matches with Somerset and Surrey (Getty Images)

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Sussex have announced the signing of South African all-rounder David Wiese for next week’s NatWest T20 Blast matches at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

The 31 year-old will be available for Sussex’s first two home matches, against Somerset on Wednesday 1st June and Surrey on Friday 3rd June, filling in before the arrival of Bangladeshi left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman from the Indian Premier League.

The seamer has featured regularly for South Africa’s T20 squad throughout 2015 and was part of South Africa’s 2016 World T20 squad. To date, he has played 20 T20 Internationals and six One-Day Internationals, having taken 33 wickets across the two formats.

His best International figures of 5 for 23 came against the West Indies in Durban last year. Wiese, who is currently also in the IPL, playing with fellow Sussex star Chris Jordan for Royal Challengers Bangalore, said of his move to Hove, “I am really excited to be joining Sussex and taking part in the NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

“I have always wanted to play county cricket and from speaking to Chris Jordan here in the IPL and my discussions with Mark Davis I have heard a lot of very good things about the club.”

Sussex’s Head Coach Mark Davis said, “It’s great to have David joining us fresh from the IPL. He is an accomplished cricketer in T20, having played a key role for South Africa in the format.

“He can bowl at any stage of the innings, and is a hard-hitting batsman, which makes him a valuable cricketer and we look forward to him being an asset to us whilst he is here at Hove.”

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