T20 Blast 2022: Sussex Club re-signs Rashid Khan for the 2022 season of the T20 Blast. The Afghan spinner will be the third overseas signing for the club along with Mohammad Rizwan and Travis Head. However, only two of them can be part of the XI for any fixture of the T20 Blast.
This will be the fourth stint for Rashid Khan at Sussex club who was first signed by the franchise in 2018. Rashid is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket, with 403 wickets from 292 games at an economy of 6.36.
“He’s the best in the business and we are truly lucky to have him,” said Sussex Twenty20 coach James Kirtley. “It is great to know we have developed a long-standing relationship with the best T20 spinner in the world and not to forget his dynamic batting which we witnessed against Yorkshire in last year’s quarter-final.
“It will be amazing to have his services for the majority of the T20 Blast along with our two other overseas players. This puts us in an enviable position of being able to react to the ever-changing landscape of international cricket,” added Sussex Coach James Kirtley.
Notably, Rashid Khan will miss a few games of the T20 Blast 2022 due to his involvement in the IPL. Even Afghanistan is slated to play three T20Is against Australia, ending in early June, though fixtures are yet to be confirmed. The Blast is expected to start on May 25, with the Final on July 16.
Earlier Rashid Khan has played only three fixtures in the last season of T20 Blast 2022 due to his commitments at the rescheduled PSL 2021. However, last season during his stint with the Sussex, he played a stellar role with three T20Is against Australia, ending in early June, though fixtures are yet to be confirmed. The Blast is expected to start on May 25, with Finals Day on July 16.
Rashid Khan who is currently in Australia playing for Adelaide Strikers said, “I have always enjoyed my time at Sussex and am more determined than ever to try and help bring the T20 Blast title back to Hove”.
“The squad will look a little different this season with some key players having moved on but the youngsters coming through impressed me greatly in recent seasons and combined with some new faces I think it is a really exciting time to be a Sharks fan”, Rashid concluded.