South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has joined Kent for the remainder of the T20 Blast. He will be seen in the final two South Division matches against Gloucestershire and Essex. A win in either of those two games will have a place in the knockouts stage, for which du Plessis will be available for it.
Du Plessis’s has signed in to Kent as the fast bowler Adam Milne was ruled out with the ankle injury from the tournament. The exit of Adam Milne along with Mohammad Nabi left Kent without an overseas player in their defeat to Surrey last Friday.
Du Plessis has left out to be in South Africa’s T20 squad for the tour-opening three-match series in India because he wanted to participate in the inaugural of Euro T20 slam.
“I really look forward to joining up with Kent for the last part of the Vitality Blast. I will do my best to contribute to the already successful team and hopefully, help them to lift a trophy. I have played with some of the squad members in the past and look forward to joining up with all the guys again.” – du Plessis said.
“We’re really excited to be able to bring in a world-class player such as Faf for the rest of the Vitality Blast.” – Director of Kent cricket Paul Downton said.
“He is a world-class batsman and, along with his leadership skills, he will be a major asset to our young side, as we seek to progress to the quarter-finals and beyond in this year’s competition.” – Paul Downton added.