Sussex sign three-year deal with South African cricket all-rounder

Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 12:02 pm

South African all-rounder David Wiese is joining Sussex County Cricket Club on a three-year contract subject to permission from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The club said that the 6ft 4in 31-year-old would arrive at the County Ground in June.

He has played 20 T20 internationals and six one-day internationals for South Africa, having taken 33 wickets across the two formats.

His best international figures of 5 for 23 came against the West Indies in Durban in 2015.

He played for Sussex in two separate stints last season, firstly as an overseas player in the NatWest T20 Blast, taking 4 for 38 on his debut against Somerset.

He returned in the latter part of the season to feature for Sussex in the Royal London One-Day Cup and Specsavers County Championship, hitting an unbeaten 70 against Worcestershire in the final home game of the season.

David Wiese

David Wiese

Wiese said: “I am very excited to be joining Sussex on a long-term deal. I thoroughly enjoyed my stint with the club last year and it made my decision so much easier when offered to return.

“Sussex is an extremely ambitious club and I look forward to being part of their future.

“I would like to thank Cricket South Africa for giving me the opportunity of fulfilling my lifelong dream of representing my country in the sport I love.”

Sussex head coach Mark Davis said: “We are thrilled to have David joining us at Sussex Cricket. He is an extremely accomplished all-round cricketer who is effective in all formats and will bring great experience and skill to our group.

“He will add significantly to our white ball team with his bowling and powerful batting at the death and has already shown his potential last season in the longer format. His experience will be invaluable to our young developing team.”

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