Philander to join English side Sussex

2016-12-09 12:45
Vernon Philander (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas seamer Vernon Philander will join English country side Sussex for the first half of their 2017 season.

The news was confirmed by the club on their website on Friday. 

Philander, who has played 37 Test matches for the Proteas, will be available for Sussex's first six County Championship matches as well as the entire group stages of England's One Day Cup competition. 

"I'm really looking forward to getting to Hove and playing for Sussex for the first couple of months of the English season," Philander said in a statement.

"Although I haven't come up against Sussex much in my time playing in England, I've always heard good things about the club and setup.

"Hopefully I can put in some good performances to help the team in both red and white ball cricket, and pass on my experience to some of the younger players who I've heard such positive reports about." 

Philander is no stranger to English county cricket, having already represented Middlesex, Somerset, Kent and Nottinghamshire in the past. 

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