Australia all-rounder John Hastings signs Sussex t20 deal

Last Updated: 07/03/13 10:06am

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John Hastings: Australian all-rounder heading for Sussex

John Hastings: Australian all-rounder heading for Sussex

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Sussex have signed Australia all-rounder John Hastings as their second overseas player for this summer's Friends Life t20.

The 27-year-old, who bowls right-arm fast-medium, has played three Twenty20 internationals and 11 one-day internationals for Australia, and made his only Test appearance so far against South Africa in November last year.

He recently featured for Australia A in the unofficial one-day series against England Lions after playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson said: "John is a skilful bowler and a hard-hitting lower-order batter.

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"Both Matt Prior and Luke Wright played with him during the Big Bash and both pushed hard for us to approach John for the competition.

"John should be a perfect fit for the club and we're delighted to have him on board."

Hastings said: "I can't wait for the opportunity to help the team in going one step further this season.

"It has always been a huge goal of mine to play in an English summer, and I couldn't be happier about my upcoming time at Sussex."

Sussex were beaten by Yorkshire in the semi-finals of last year's FL t20 competition.

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