County Cricket: Sussex sign Stiaan Van Zyl

Stiaan van Zyl, the South African allrounder, has reportedly signed for Susses, the English County side reported on Wednesday (November 9).

Van Zyl has inked a three-year deal with the club and joins as overseas player under the Kolpak ownership. He will land in Hove for the 2017 season’s proceedings after the end of the South African domestic season where he stars for Cape Cobras. Check Davis, the Sussex head coach was happy about their most recent signature.

“We are delighted to have Stiaan joining us at Sussex Cricket. He is an established first-class cricketer of immense talent and has also represented South Africa in 12 Test matches,”

The 29-year-old allrounder might be without a lot of International exposure, but has enjoyed vast experience at first class level, having featured in 122 games. Van Zyl has 12 Test caps to his name with South Africa, in which he averaged 42.55 with the bat. Davis believes Zyl is bound to add alot of value to the side.

“Stiaan brings a wealth of experience to the team, which is a crucial ingredient to our young developing squad. His medium pace bowling should also not be underestimated,”

Van Zyl himself seemed enthusiastic heading into his new club.

“I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious club as Sussex and can’t wait to be contributing on and off the field, especially with the youngsters coming through. I look forward to scoring plenty of runs and taking plenty of wickets in the new county season and aiming to help Sussex towards silverware next season”

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