Sussex add Nathan McAndrew to abroad participant ranks for 2023

Sussex have signed Nathan McAndrew as an abroad participant for the 2023 season.

McAndrew, the 29-year-old Australian pace-bowling allrounder, might be out there from April till July to play within the LV= Insurance County Championship and T20 Vitality Blast.

He might be reunited with Paul Farbrace, the Sussex head coach who signed up McAndrew whereas sporting director at Warwickshire, the place he made seven Championship appearances, taking 20 wickets at 37.85 and scoring 278 runs at 34.75, together with two fifties.

“I can’t wait to get to England to play with Sussex,” McAndrew stated. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in county cricket last year and I am looking forward to taking the next step in my career playing red- and white-ball cricket this season. I look forward to teaming back up with Paul Farbrace and contributing to Sussex’s success.”

McAndrew featured for Sydney Thunder throughout his eighth BBL season, taking 13 wickets within the group phases to assist them qualify for the play-offs. He delivered career-best T20 bowling figures of 4 for 32 towards Brisbane Heat, three of these wickets coming within the last over to save lots of the sport for his aspect.

Sussex bowling coach James Kirtley stated: “Nathan is more than a capable batter, but it will be his bowling that will excite us. In T20 cricket he regularly bowls the pressure overs which takes courage and skill. For our T20 team to know we have someone who can be relied upon in these situations is very comforting.

“In four-day cricket he runs in all day. His expertise in England final 12 months can pay dividends as his performances acquired higher and higher. It exhibits he can adapt and is keen to study and matched with a bowling engine, I’m certain Nathan might be profitable at Sussex.”

McAndrew joins some high-profile overseas players at the club, which has re-signed India’s Cheteshwar Pujara for a second season and recently confirmed that Australia star Steven Smith would play three Championship matches in May ahead of the Ashes. Pakistan allrounder Shadab Khan will also be available for Sussex’s Blast campaign.

Sussex gained only one Championship match final 12 months, ending above solely Leicestershire on the Division Two desk, they usually ended up seventh within the Blast’s nine-team South Group.

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