Cape Town - Proteas batsman Stiaan van Zyl has signed a three-year contract with Sussex, the English county announced on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old left-hander, who has played 12 Tests for his country,
will arrive at Hove next year after completing the domestic campaign
with Cape Cobras.
While he averages only 26.33 at Test level, he has registered 7 873
runs and 18 centuries in first-class cricket, as well as 52 wickets as a
"I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious club as Sussex
and can't wait to be contributing on and off the field, especially with
the youngsters coming through," said Van Zyl.
"I look forward to scoring plenty of runs and taking plenty of
wickets in the new county season and aiming to help Sussex towards
silverware next season."
Sussex head coach Mark Davis said: "To have a player of this calibre
choosing to play his cricket in England, and committing himself to
Sussex, will be a huge boost to the club."