Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara (Image Credit: Twitter)

Veteran Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has signed a Sussex contract for the County Championship 2022 and Royal London One-Day Cup competition, he will be replacing Australian batsman Travis Head in the team.

Australian star batsman Head, who is currently in Pakistan for the series, had requested Sussex to be released from his contract mainly due to his increased participation in the international games and he and his partner expecting their first child. Travis said:

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Travis Head. Credits: Twitter.

I would like to stress that it’s important for me to support Jessica over the Australian winter while balancing a busy international schedule. It comes with disappointment during a very exciting period for me personally that I won’t be returning this season, I’ve built some great relationships and was very excited for it. I’m hopeful I can still have an impact at the club in the future and I will be watching the season very closely. I wish everyone all the best and thank you for the support.”

I am excited and honoured to be a part of the historic Sussex County Cricket Club – Cheteshwar Pujara

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Cheteshwar Pujara (Image Credit: Twitter)

Senior Indian batsman Pujara is set to join Sussex from the first game and will remain until at least the end of the RL50 competition. Pujara while talking about being part of Sussex County Cricket Club said that he is excited and honoured to be part of the club. He said:

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.”

Meanwhile, Australian wicket-keeper, Josh Philippe has also signed a Sussex contract because star Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan will only be available for the early part of the Championship season and at least eight of the Blast group games.

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Meanwhile, Josh Philippe has said that he is delighted to join the club for T20 Blast and the County Championship. He asserted:

 “I am delighted to be joining Sussex for the T20 Blast and the County Championship. The opportunity to play in England with a young and talented Sussex squad is something I am really looking forward to.”

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