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Sussex County Club signs Ishant Sharma

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

Indian is all set to join as an overseas for the first two months of the English county season.

The 29-year-old became available after he went unsold in the (IPL) player's auction for the upcoming 11th edition of the tournament.

As a result, Ishant will be available for five games in the and all eight matches in Sussex's group stage in the One-Day Cup.

Ecstatic to have Ishant in the team, Sussex's director of said that securing the Indian fast bowler's services would be crucial for them especially in the absence of and

"Securing Ishant's services has been very important for us. and Chris were picked up in the IPL draft, it became crucial to sign an experienced international-quality seam bowler who could provide valuable support and know-how to the rest of the seamers," he said.

"Ishant has the attributes to be very successful in early season English conditions and a great role model. He fits the bill perfectly and we look forward to welcoming him to Cricket," Greenfield added.

had brought in Ishant from after seeing and being picked up in the IPL draft and now the Indian is expected to join the club on April 4.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:19 IST