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Sussex CCC sign Obed McCoy for T20 Blast

Sussex CCC sign Obed McCoy for T20 Blast
Sussex CCC sign Obed McCoy for T20 Blast
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McCoy will play for the Sussex Shark’s in this year’s campaign to provide cover for Rashid Khan who will be part of Afghanistan’s tour of Zimbabwe.

He will join up with the team as soon as his Indian Premier League tournament with the Rajasthan Royals concludes and will be available for selection for the games against Middlesex, Hampshire, Surrey and Gloucestershire.

Left-arm seamer McCoy made his T20I debut for the West Indies in 2019 against England and has gone on to play 13 T20I’s, taking 19 wickets at an economy of 7.61.

Speaking on the deal, McCoy said: “I am delighted to be joining Sussex and I am excited to play cricket in the UK for the first time. I am looking forward to getting started and helping the team to win games.”

Sussex’s T20 Head Coach James Kirtley believes the signing of McCoy will be a significant one during the T20 Blast: “Obed will be a fantastic addition to our team. He is an up-and-coming world class T20 cricketer.

“Fresh off a very successful IPL, he can bowl with pace and has great skills at the death. We look forward to welcoming into the Sharks team and look forward to him performing in a crucial period of the campaign.”