Former England international Sarah Taylor cannot wait for Mohammad Rizwan to join the Sussex camp so she can pick his brains on the gentleman’s game.
Rizwan, who recently became the first batter to complete 2000 runs in a calendar year in T20s, has signed a contract with Sussex for the T20 Blast tournament next year.
“Sussex Cricket is excited to announce the signing of Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan. Welcome to Sussex, Mohammad Rizwan,” tweeted Sussex while confirming the news.
Sarah, a part of the Sussex women’s cricket team, was thrilled to hear that Rizwan would soon be joining the Sussex club.
“Cannot wait to learn from Mohammad Rizwan. Awesome signing,” tweeted Sarah.
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) December 16, 2021
Rizwan to join Sussex after Pakistan’s tour of Australia
“Mohammad Rizwan will join Sussex following Australia’s tour of Pakistan that concludes in early April. He will then be available in both Championship and T20 cricket until the end of the Vitality Blast in mid-July,” a statement from the English county read.
Rizwan also shared his excitement to join Sussex for the 2022 season.
“I am absolutely honoured and excited to be a part of the historic Sussex County Cricket Club for the 2022 season. I have always heard great things about the Sussex community and this family club was always close to my heart,” the English county quoted Rizwan as saying.
“In my heart, I know our young team has the potential to beat any team. Our strength lies in our hard work, honesty, deep commitment, and self-belief: we can win, we will win, and we will play like champions, no matter what! Insha Allah, I look forward to a great season,” he added.