Cricket

Proteas all-rounder returns to Kent

2017-04-11 10:24
Wayne Parnell (Gallo)

Cape Town - English county side Kent have bolstered their attack with the return of Proteas middle-order batsman and left-arm paceman Wayne Parnell.

The 27-year-old played for Kent in two spells in 2009 and will be the county's overseas player for a spell at the start of the season.

Parnell is available for action in the County Championship and One-Day Cup before returning to international duty.

"I really enjoyed my time at Kent in 2009 when we won Division Two and reached the T20 Finals Day," Parnell told the club's website.

"I learned a lot from the experience and I hope to help the side continue their strong start in the County Championship and get off to a flyer in the One-Day Cup.

"I look forward to working with Matt Walker, Jason Gillespie and the boys."

Panrell has played four Tests and 54 ODIs for the Proteas as well as five seasons in the Indian Premier League.

Chairperson of Kent, Graham Johnson said: "Wayne is an experienced international bowler who will add pace and a new angle to our attack.

"At 27, he still has a point to prove and complements the other bowlers in our unit well.

"Whilst we have a large seam contingent in the squad we want to make sure we keep raising the bar and players of international quality signal that intent."

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