Indian fast-bowler, Ishant Sharma will join Sussex for the first two months of the 2018 county season, subject to BCCI approval. Sharma will be with the club from April 4 to June 4, making him available for Sussex’s first five fixtures in the Specsavers County Championship and all eight of Sussex Sharks’ Royal London One-Day Cup group matches.

Ishant Sharma said, “It’s a great honour to represent Sussex CCC, the oldest first-class county, and I am looking forward with excitement to my maiden stint in county cricket. I would like to extend a special thanks to Sussex for taking note of my ongoing performances and deeming me suitable for this opportunity. I hope to add value during my time as part of the Sussex family this season.”

Head-Coach, Jason Gillespie added, “We’re delighted to secure the services of an experienced and very skilful international seamer. We believe Ishant will fit right into the Sussex dressing room and we are all really looking forward to welcoming him to Hove.”

Ishant adds valuable experience to Sussex's fast bowling stocks in the absence of Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer, both of whom will be at the Indian Premier League.