Lonwabo Tsotsobe to wait for Essex debut

Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Tsotsobe starred for South Africa at this year's World Cup

Essex's overseas signing Lonwabo Tsotsobe will not make his debut as planned against Middlesex on Thursday after a family bereavement.

The 27-year-old seam bowler is now expected to feature in the away match at Northants the week after.

However, the club says that is dependant on the South African receiving his visa in time.

Tsotsobe arrived at Chelmsford on Friday after Essex failed in attempts to sign Peter Siddle and Tim Southee.

A deal for Australian Siddle fell through and New Zealander Southee opted to play in the Indian Premier League.