The Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan has committed to joining Sussex in the Vitality T20 Blast this season. Shadab is anticipated to be playing for the entirety of the Blast, as reported earlier by a reputable sports channel. Sussex has been working to attract several foreign players. The 24-year-old will play for Sussex after representing Yorkshire in the league last summer. Sean Abbott may also join him at Hove, while the team is also interested in signing Steven Smith for a short-term Championship contract. Rashid Khan’s affiliation with Sussex, which dates back to 2018, appears to be coming to an end with his signing.
James Kirtley, Sussex’s bowling coach, claimed that Shadab “will bring fantastic expertise in our middle order. He is an individual who has played all over the world and is an experienced cricketer, who will help our side. He truly does provide our team flexibility because he can score runs and get wickets when they’re needed, but above all else, Ravi [Bopara] can turn to him as a seasoned skipper to get advice when he needs it while making critical in-game decisions. “He will make a massive effect on our squad this year,” I am confident.
Shadab is happy with the signing as he said, “I enjoy performing in England. It is an honor to continue in Mushtaq Ahmed’s shoes since I am aware of how legendary he is at Sussex. Since Sussex has a long and illustrious history, I’m hoping that my expertise can help the team succeed in the Blast this season.”