Calum MacLeod: The Scottish batsman will represent his fourth team in England’s T20 Blast as a replacement for Phil Salt.

Scotland batsman Calum MacLeod has signed with T20 Blast team Sussex for the ongoing season. MacLeod, 31, replaces opening batsman Phil Salt who earlier received a maiden national call-up for the ODI series against Australia.

In 40 T20s that MacLeod has played for Durham Dynamos and Derbyshire Falcons in the past, he has scored 1,057 runs at an average of 30.20 and a strike rate of 128.90 including one century and four half-centuries.

In 49 T20Is for Scotland, MacLeod’s 1,042 runs have come at an average and strike rate of 26.05 and 115.13 respectively.

Sussex, who are scheduled to play Hampshire today, will also be locking horns against Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex in the next week or so.

Calum MacLeod joins Sussex as Phil Salt’s replacement

“I’m absolutely delighted to be down here in Sussex. It’s an exciting opportunity to get out there and play some cricket. I’ve got some good experience having played in the Blast before and hopefully I can add some experience to the dressing room to help win a few games.

“It’s a very exciting white-ball squad. Sussex are always a team that when they’re on Sky, I sit down and watch them. They’ve always been a team I’ve looked at to see how they do things,” MacLeod said in a statement.

Sussex head coach, Jason Gillespie added: “Calum [MacLeod] is an experienced cricketer, and a good T20 player. He’s performed well in the Blast in the past and we believe he will be a good addition.

“We’re missing a couple of players, and with Salty [Phil Salt] joining the England squad, it’s good to have another option at the top of the order.”


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