Rashid Khan Signs for Vitality 2019 with Sussex Sharks

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Rashid Khan Signs for Vitality 2019 with Sussex Sharks 

Rashid Khan Signs for Vitality 2019 with Sussex Sharks
Rashid Khan celebrates his wicket with his Sussex teammates. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Afghanistan talisman spinner Rashid Khan has signed for Vitality 2019 with the Sussex Sharks. The leg-spinner will be seen in action in the group stages of the tournament. Thus, the Afghan sensation will re-join the Sussex Sharks squad for the next edition of the T20 Vitality 2019.

Meanwhile, if there would be international clearance to Rashid Khan, the leggie will ply on his trade for Sharks until the next season of the Carribean Premier League kickstarts.

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Rashid Khan celebrates his wicket with his Sussex teammates. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Rashid Khan will rejoin with Sussex Sharks in the next season.

As expected Rashid Khan was able to impress. The 19-year prodigy spinner scalped 17 wickets in the 11 matches at an average of 14.35. Furthermore, he gave his runs at an impressive economy rate of 6.59. Hence, he was able to help his team in qualifying for the Quarterfinals for the first time since 2015.

In a video message to Sussex supporters, Rashid said: “I’m so happy and pleased to be back with Sussex in the 2019 T20 Blast. I had the best time this year; my teammates, the coaching staff, and the management staff were amazing.

“I really enjoyed my stay and can’t wait to come again and play for Sussex next year.

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Rashid Khan. Credit: Getty Images

“I was really pleased to see the team qualify for the quarter-finals and then to the Finals Day. So, I wish them the very best of luck; I hope they do well and win the title for Sussex. Come on Sharks!”

Sussex head coach, Jason Gillespie also gave his reaction: “I’m absolutely delighted. I can’t speak highly enough of the young man, his performances and how he fitted into our dressing room. He was brilliant for Sussex.

Meanwhile, Sussex Sharks have qualified for the Finals Day which will take place at Edgbaston on September 15. Sussex will take on Somerset in the semifinal contest. However, Rashid Khan will not be part of the Sussex Sharks squad.

Rashid Khan is currently playing for his country in the three-match series against Ireland.

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