Scotland international Calum MacLeod signs for Sussex

Experienced batsman to play in remainder of county’s Vitality Blast campaign

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 11:46 am
Calum MacLeod has joined Sussex. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland international Calum MacLeod has signed for Sussex for the remainder of their Vitality Blast campaign.

The 31-year-old batsman, formerly of Warwickshire, Durham and Derbyshire, has been drafted in following Phil Salt’s call-up to the England squad.

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MacLeod has played 66 one-day internationals and 49 Twenty20s for Scotland, famously hitting an unbeaten 140 in the shock win over England at the Grange in 2018.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be down here in Sussex. It’s an exciting opportunity to get out there and play some cricket.

“I’ve got some good experience having played in the Blast before and hopefully I can add some experience to the dressing room to help win a few games.”

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie added: “Calum is an experienced cricketer and a good T20 player.

“He’s performed well in the Blast in the past and we believe he will be a good addition.”

MacLeod will go straight into the Sussex Sharks squad for tonight’s match against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl.

Scotland coach Shane Burger said: “We are very excited that Sussex have chosen Calum to represent them in the Vitality Blast.

“The number of Scottish players representing counties and putting in good performances shows the strength in our squad and the continued development of Scottish cricketing talent.”

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