Rabada to play for Kent

2016-02-18 15:46
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has signed a deal that will see him spend four weeks playing county cricket for Kent.

According to the Kent County Cricket Club website, Rabada will join up with the county in late June following the conclusion of the Proteas participation in a tri-series in the Caribbean featuring the West Indies and Australia. 

Rabada, who with 22 scalps was the leading wicket taker in the recently concluded Test series against England, had previously made it clear that he would like a stint in county cricket. 

Kent chairman George Kennedy believes Rabada can make a huge contribution, even in such a short period.

“We’ve all been hugely impressed by Kagiso in the recent series against England and I’m looking forward to seeing him playing for Kent this summer," said Kennedy.

“He follows in the footsteps of a number of South Africans and I hope he enjoys his spell at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence and that Kent will become his county of choice for this very promising young bowler in future years.”

Rabada is particularly looking forward to gaining experience in bowling in a variety of English conditions.

“I will play hard and try my best.  I want to learn from the experience - particularly bowling in different conditions. Most of all I am looking forward to enjoying the experience,” said the Proteas tearaway. 

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