English County side Sussex have extended David Wiese’s stay.
Initially signed for two NatWest T20 Blast games against Somerset and Surrey as cover for injured Bangladeshi left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman, Sussex have decided to extend Wiese’s stay at the club as they await the arrival of Rahman. The South African bowler has had a successful two games for the Hove-based side.
In his two games he had returns of 4-38 on his debut against Somerset on June 1, and contributed 16 runs off 8 balls with the bat against Surrey on Friday.
The South African will be kept on as Rahman is yet to recover from the injury that ruled him out for the start of the competition. His contribution with both bat and ball has not gone unnoticed and Surrey captain Luke Wright has welcomed his extended stay at the club.
‘We are lucky. We are going to be able to keep hold of David until he goes to the Caribbean Premier League,’ Wright told the Argus.
‘We are just waiting on word to find out how bad Mustafizur’s hamstring is. I don’t think it is that bad.
‘David can definitely play. He will definitely be here until Friday and then we will see how it goes after that.’
Surrey resume their NatWest T20 Blast programme against Kent on Friday.