Phil Salt cricket player: The hard-hitting English batsman has joined Lancashire after spending six seasons at Sussex.
England batsman Phil Salt will now ply his trade for Lancashire in the English domestic circuit after representing six seasons at Sussex. Salt, however, will play for Sussex till the end of this T20 Blast season.
Having first played for Sussex in a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Essex in 2015, it was the following year that Salt had made his T20 and first-class debut for the club.
Salt, who has earned a reputation of being an explosive T20 opening batsman especially after stints in the Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League and Big Bash League, has been the most successful in the shortest format as of now scoring 2,456 runs in 106 T20 innings at an average and strike rate of 25.06 and 150.30 respectively including 18 half-centuries.
As far as representing Sussex Sharks in six seasons of T20 Blast is concerned, Salt’s 1,417 runs in 54 innings have come at an average and strike rate of 29.52 and 157.27 respectively with the help of 12 half-centuries.
Phil Salt leaves Sussex to join Lancashire
“I’d first of all like to thank everyone at Sussex County Cricket Club for the last six years. I’ve loved every minute playing at Hove and moving on has not been an easy decision to make.
“However, the opportunity of playing for Lancashire, having spent much of my childhood in the North West, was something that I couldn’t turn down,” Salt said in a statement published on Lancashire Cricket’s website.
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— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) August 27, 2021
It is worth mentioning that Salt had made his ODI debut for England as recent as last month scoring 104 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 116.85 including a maiden international half-century at Lord’s.
Chris Jordan rejoins Surrey as captain
In addition to 24-year old Salt, Sussex will also be without 32-year old Chris Jordan from the next season onwards. Jordan, England’s most successful T20I bowler, will be representing Surrey from the next season to put an end to a nine-year stint at Sussex. In 66 T20s for Sussex, Jordan has dismissed 71 batsmen at an average of 24.73, an economy rate of 8.21 and a strike rate of 18.07.
Readers must note that this will be Jordan’s second stint at Surrey as he had made his debuts across formats at the club in 2007-2008. Jordan, who will be leading Surrey, had played 12 matches for them across three seasons back in the day picking only five wickets at average of 54.60, an economy rate of 9.10 and a strike rate of 36.