India batter Cheteshwar Pujara, who was recently dropped from the Sri Lanka Tests at home signed a contract with Sussex to play at the English County championship and the Royal London one-day tournament.
Pujara will replace Australia batter Travis Head who ruled out of the competition due to international commitments along with the news that he and his partner are expecting their first child.
“I am excited and honoured to be a part of the historic Sussex County Cricket Club for the upcoming season. I do look forward to joining up with the Sussex family soon and be a part of its rich cricketing history. Over the years I have always enjoyed my time in the UK playing county cricket, so eagerly looking forward to the new stint and hope to contribute to the club’s success,” Pujara was quoted as saying.
“We are delighted to welcome such an experienced international top order batter to the squad and look forward to his contribution both with the bat and in helping our younger top order batters continue their development in first class cricket,” the statement read further.
Meanwhile, Sussex have also roped in Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who will join the team after the conclusion of ongoing Test series against Australia at home.