Stiaan van Zyl: Sussex all-rounder extends contract

Stiaan van Zyl.
Stiaan van Zyl scored an unbeaten century to help Sussex beat Durham in the Championship at the weekend

Stiaan van Zyl has signed a contract extension with Sussex.

The former South Africa all-rounder, who penned a three-year deal in 2016, scored 101 not out in Sussex's six-wicket win over Durham at the weekend.

Head coach Jason Gillespie said:external-link "He's a senior batsman of international quality who contributes significantly with his performances.

"Stiaan sets a great example in his approach to his preparation and how he goes about things out in the middle."

Former Test opener Van Zyl, who appears for Sussex as a non-overseas player under the Kolpak ruling, has scored more than 1,500 first-class runs for the club at an average of over 44, despite missing much of the 2018 season through injury.

He has also scored 400 runs in 17 one-day and T20 appearances, as well as taking 14 wickets for the club across all formats.

"I've enjoyed every second at the club and with my team-mates," Van Zyl said. "I'm looking forward to many more games with this wonderful club."

Sussex have not revealed the length of Van Zyl's contract extension.

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