WILL BEER believes Sussex have the all-round depth to be a threat in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast.

Beer, 29, brought up his 100th T20 appearance for Sharks on Wednesday in the 36-run victory against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford.

It was the ideal start for Jason Gillespie’s side and they head to Wales today to face Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens looking to secure back-to-back wins.

Spin sensation Rashid Khan made his debut in the win while David Wiese finished with a five-wicket haul.

Beer was part of the Sussex side which won the competition in 2009 and hopes that success can be repeated with the current squad.

He said: “You have the dream and the hope every year in every competition to get a trophy.

“But if you look round our dressing room now we have the bowling attack but we also have the batting to go with it.

“We’ve got Luke Wright while Laurie Evans is in incredible form. Michael Burgess is playing really well and we also have Tom Bruce, who not many teams will know about, but is a really good player.

“I think we have real depth in our batting, real depth with the ball and we’re going to have guys sat on the bench for a few games who would get into most teams around the country.

“It’s very exciting so we just have to go out there, put performances together, not get complacent and take every game as it comes.

“Everybody is looking forward to it as a competition.”

Beer does not want to be one of those on the bench as he tries to add to his T20 appearances record for Sharks but knows the bowling options are the envy of many a club.

He said: “We have a lot of bowling options. If you look at the squad, we have the best T20 bowler in the world in Rashid Khan.

“And then you have guys who have played or are playing for England in Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and Danny Briggs, while we also have the likes of David Wiese, who is also an international cricketer, as well as Jofra Archer.

“It’s a tough team to get in to.”

Beer says short-format starman Khan has slotted in immediately.

He said: “Rashid has been really good so far and I have tried to pick his brains as much as I can in the short time he’s been here.

“He’s good to talk to about fields and bowling in different conditions. I am looking forward to spending a good two months with him.”

Khan picked up two wickets on his debut and was a box of tricks for the home batsmen to deal with.

Beer said: “He’s got lots of different variations and he bowls it so fast it is so hard for the batsmen to pick.

“He’s been so good because he bowled for an hour and a half in the nets the other day to Michael Burgess when he was batting and wicketkeeping so he’s given a lot of time to the boys, especially Michael who is going to be keeping to him.

“That will help him get used to him so he can pick him.”

Leg-spinner Beer marked his ton of T20 appearances with a tweet which said: “Proud to have made my 100th T20 appearance for @SussexCCC yesterday! Hopefully there’s another trophy around the corner for us this year! #doubleup #GOSBTS”

But he did not make a big deal of it before the game -- even though he knew the milestone was on the horizon from a while back.

He revealed: “I knew last year that the last T20 game against Essex was my 99th as someone pointed it out.

“I’ve known all winter that I had one to go to bring up my century.

“It was pretty low-key really.

“A few of the boys knew but I didn’t want to make a massive thing out of it.

“I just wanted to enjoy the game and contribute towards a win.”

The win was all the more special as Beer admits Chelmsford has not always been a happy hunting ground for Sussex.

“It’s definitely special to go there and win and silence that crowd,” he said “They can be pretty rowdy so it was nice to hear them go quiet near the end. They were even trying to be nice to us - you know you have won them over when you have the Chelmsford crowd being nice to you.”

Now he wants to be part of the team that gives the crowd in Cardiff nothing to shout about and hopes conditions will work in Sussex’s favour.

He said: “England are playing there (Friday).

“I expect we shall be playing on the same wicket and hopefully, that will work in my favour, playing on a nice used wicket.

“It usually is quite slow there and spins so, hopefully, conditions will suit our attack nicely.”

Sussex have named an unchanged squad for the trip.