[caption id="attachment_831268" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-831268" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Stiaan-Van-Zyl-Getty.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Since joining Sussex, Stiaan Van Zyl has scored more than 1,500 first-class at an average of over 44, despite missing much of the 2018 season through injury. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>English County side <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sussex">Sussex</a> announced on Thursday that former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/stiaan-van-zyl/">Stiaan van Zyl</a> has extended his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolpak">Kolpak deal</a>. Van Zyl, 31, who penned a three-year deal in 2016, smashed an unbeaten 101 in Sussex's six-wicket win over Durham recently. <p></p> <p></p>"He's a senior batsman of international quality who contributes significantly with his performances, head coach Jason Gillespie was quoted as saying on the club s website. <p></p> <p></p>"Stiaan sets a great example in his approach to his preparation and how he goes about things out in the middle." <p></p> <p></p>Since joining Sussex, Van Zyl has scored more than 1,500 first-class 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 and has taken 14 wickets across all formats. I am extremely grateful to sign an extension with Sussex," Van Zyl told <em>Sussex's</em> website. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/i-want-to-play-test-cricket-for-england-duanne-olivier-816982">I want to play Test cricket for England: Duanne Olivier</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Since starting in 2017, I've enjoyed every second at the club and with my team-mates. I'm looking forward to many more games with this wonderful club." <p></p> <p></p>Sussex have not revealed the duration of Van Zyl s recent contract extension. He played 12 Tests for the Proteas from 2014-2016 scoring 395 runs at an average of 26.33.