Rashid Khan re-signs contract with Sussex for T20 Blast in 2019

Rashid had a very good season for Sussex this year.

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Having enjoyed his time with the club this year, Afghanistan wrist-spinner Rashid Khan has re-signed with County Cricket Club Sussex for next year's Vitality T20 Blast. It is expected, Rashid will play for the County until the beginning of next year's Caribbean Premier League and his availability will be determined by "international clearance" from Afghanistan Cricket Board(ACB). 

After excelling in Big Bash League, Indian Premier League and other marquee T20 leagues in the world, Rashid performed superbly for Sussex Sharks too. He took 17 wickets across 11 games at an outstanding economy rate of 6.59 and the 19-year-old wants to continue the excellent work and enjoy his time in England next summer. 

"I'm so happy and pleased to be back with Sussex in the 2019 T20 Blast." said Rashid on the development, "I had the best time this year; my teammates, the coaching staff and the management staff were amazing."

"I really enjoyed my stay and can't wait to come again and play for Sussex next year, I was really pleased to see the team qualify for the quarter-finals and then to the Finals Day. I wish them the very best of luck; I hope they do well and win the title for Sussex. Come on Sharks!" he added. 

Overall Rashid has 190 scalps at an average of just 15.24 from 125 T20s and this great an ability is not lost on the coaching staff that Sussex has. 

Even the former Australian great and Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie is happy about Rashid coming back next season. 

"I'm absolutely delighted. I can't speak highly enough of the young man, his performances and how he fitted into our dressing room." Gillespie said, "He was brilliant for Sussex. I'm jumping for joy at the prospect of having Rashid back for us next year,"

(Inputs from Cricbuzz)


By Kashish Chadha - 31 Aug, 2018

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