Luke Wright of Sussex
Luke Wright of Sussex just lately turned the primary participant to achieve to the 500-run milestone in T20 Blast historical past. (Photograph by Dan Istitene/Getty Photographs)

English all-rounder Luke Wright turned the primary participant to achieve the 5000 runs mark in English T20 Blast because the Sussex star scored 46 in a South Group fixture towards Glamorgan on the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The previous England worldwide is struggling for consistency this season with simply 158 runs in eight matches at a strike charge of 129.50 thus far. His 46-run knock towards Glamorgan was his highest rating of this season, nevertheless,  Sussex suffered a heavy defeat by 4 wickets within the recreation, their seventh in ten matches this season. They presently sit at eighth place within the league desk with simply six factors.

Wright joined the Sharks in 2004 and was later named captain within the 2015-16 season. Sussex made it to the knockouts in 5 of his seven years in his captaincy, together with two finals. He stepped down because the skipper earlier than the beginning of this season and was changed by veteran all-rounder Ravi Bopara.

Wright nonetheless has two years of contract left with Sussex however the participant is already trying to discover a profession in teaching. He has already been named as a fourth coach for New Zealand for his or her upcoming Eire tour subsequent month.

The 37-year-old English batter now has scored 5026 runs in 180 matches at a mean of 32.84 and a strike charge of 148.47 within the event’s historical past. Total, he has scored 8526 runs in 344 home T20 matches with the assistance of seven centuries and 46 fifties.

He additionally featured for England in T20I and ODI groups however by no means made it to the red-ball format. Wright was additionally a part of Paul Collingwood’s T20 World Cup-winning England squad in 2010. He final performed for the Three Lions again in March 2014, having scored 759 runs in 51 T20I matches at a mean of 18.97 and a strike charge of 137.00 and in addition took 18 wickets.