Sussex: South-coast county make double overseas signing

Jayden Seales (right) and Joe Root
Jayden Seales has made 10 Test appearances for West Indies

Sussex have announced the signings of seam duo Nathan McAndrew and Jayden Seales as overseas bowlers for the 2024 season.

McAndrew, 30, returns to Hove for a second year having taken 31 first-class wickets last season.

Trinidad and Tobago-born Seales, 22, had been signed for 2023 but was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

"I can't wait to test myself in England and hopefully contribute to a winning start for Sussex," Seales said.

Seales, who made his Test debut for the West Indies at 19, will be available for Sussex from the start of the season until 8 June allowing him to compete in the County Championship and T20 Blast before his departure.

The right-arm seamer has taken 37 wickets in 10 Tests and became the youngest West Indies bowler to claim a five-wicket haul when he took 5-55 against Pakistan in 2021.

"As a young fast-bowler, I want to expose myself to as many different conditions and challenges as possible," Seales told the Sussex website.

Nathan McAndrew (left) bowling to Michael Jones
Nathan McAndrew (left) took five wickets on Sussex debut in 2023 against Durham

Australian seamer McAndrew claimed five wickets against Durham on his debut for Sussex last season.

McAndrew, who also averaged 26.5 with the bat for the Hove-based county, will be available from 1 June until the end of July.

"I am absolutely pumped to be back at Sussex for the upcoming season," McAndrew said in the joint announcement.

"I loved my time in Hove last year and I can't wait to get back out there with the lads in 2024.

"The fans were incredibly good to me last year and I'm looking forward to hopefully contributing to a few more wins this upcoming season."