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02nd-Aug-2018

Afghan spin king Khan boosts Sussex's T20 Blast title hopes

By AFP, London

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, the world's top ranked Twenty20 bowler, has boosted Sussex's chances of reaching the knockout stages of the English county T20 Blast competition by committing to them for all of their group games.
The 19-year-old leg-spinner - who in March reached the landmark of 100 one-day international wickets quicker than any other player - became available for the seven remaining matches after withdrawing from the Caribbean Premier League.
Sussex are fourth in the South Group ahead of their game in hand against leaders Gloucestershire later on Wednesday.
"I had always wanted to play more than the first seven games so when I
heard I was now going to be free, I asked the club straightaway if they would like me to stay for the full 14 matches," Khan said in a statement released by Sussex.