David Wiese would add considerable white-ball skills to the Sussex squad © Associated Press
David Wiese, the South Africa allrounder, is the latest player in line for a county Kolpak deal with him nearing a move to Sussex.
Wiese has made 26 appearances in ODIs and T20s – he has a career-best of 5 for 23 in T20Is – without ever being seen as a regular. He played in last year’s series win over England, and at the World T20, but his performances have not reflected his reputation for finishing games.
He has played at the IPL and CPL and remains an important part of the Titans’ team but, at 31, and with the amount of young talent coming through, an international future is unlikely. He would join batsman Stiaan van Zyl at Sussex after he signed November.
ESPNcricinfo understands Wiese has already informed Titans that he is looking for a deal but CEO Jacques Faul said they have “no official confirmation” that he has secured one. Wiese is represented by Weber van Wyk, the same agent who secured deals for Abbott and Rossouw.
Wiese joining Sussex – who are coached by South African-born Mark Davis – would not swell the numbers of non-England qualified players in the squad with them having lost Ed Joyce – who is now on a part-time deal linked to his return to Ireland – and Craig Cachopa who returned to New Zealand.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo