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Luke Wright to captain Sussex in T20 Blast

Luke Wright takes over the captaincy duties of the Sussex Sharks for this season's T20 Blast.

Sussex Sharks have confirmed that Luke Wright will be their captain for this year's T20 Blast.

The 29-year-old, who recently signed a new contract until the summer of 2018, has take on the role from Ed Joyce.

"It is a huge honour to captain the T20 team for this great club and the club I love," he told the club's official website.

"I am really excited about putting my stamp on the T20 side and hopefully get Sussex back to where we should be, which is competing for trophies.

"We made some exciting new signings this winter and there are some very talented younger players really improving so I am very excited about what this season could bring."

Last season, Wright hit 601 runs for the Sharks in the T20 Blast.


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England's Luke Wright in action for Sussex on June 28, 2012.
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