Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan make Sussex debut in County cricket

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara and Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan on Thursday made their Sussex debut for the sport towards hosts Derbyshire within the County Championships Division 2 right here. Whereas Pujara has performed first-class cricket in England up to now, it’s the first outing for Pakistan wicketkeeper batter.

Each had been named within the Sussex enjoying eleven which is captained by Tom Daines. With Derbyshire opting to bat, Pujara and Rizwan are anticipated to bat on day two. Each the gamers stand on the reverse finish of their worldwide careers. Whereas Pujara shall be aiming to attain a bagful of runs to make a Check comeback after being dropped following the tour of South Africa, Rizwan has been top-of-the-line wicket-keeper batters in worldwide cricket over the past couple of years.

With Sussex having misplaced their opening sport, head coach Ian Salisbury included each abroad stars for the competition towards Derbyshire.

“I’m extraordinarily excited to have the ability to usher in gamers of Rizwan and Pujara’s high quality into the aspect. Not solely are they absolute world-class cricketers that can enhance our performances on the pitch, however to have them across the boys and within the dressing room can solely be a constructive,” stated the pinnacle coach in a staff assertion.