County cricket: Pujara and Rizwan make Sussex debuts


India’s Cheteshwar Pujara and Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan on Thursday made their Sussex debut for the game against hosts Derbyshire in the County Championships Division 2 here.

Both were named in the Sussex playing eleven which is captained by Tom Daines. With Derbyshire opting to bat, Pujara and Rizwan are expected to bat on day two.

Both the players stand at the opposite end of their international careers. While Pujara will be aiming to score a bagful of runs to make a Test comeback after being dropped following the tour of South Africa, Rizwan has been one of the best wicketkeeper batters in international cricket over the last couple of years.


“To have them [Pujara and Rizwan] around the boys and in the dressing room can only be a positive,” said the head coach Ian Salisbury in a team statement. 

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