Proteas skipper Faf joins Kent for Vitality Blast

2019-08-26 13:47
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis will join Kent for the rest of their Vitality T20 Blast campaign, the club confirmed on Monday. 

Du Plessis (35) was one of a number of high-profile players who had committed to playing in the first-ever Euro T20 Slam, which was due to get underway this week before being cancelled due to financial constraints. 

"I really look forward to joining up with Kent for the last part of the Vitality Blast," Du Plessis was quoted as saying on Kent's official website

"I will do my best to contribute to the already successful team and hopefully help them to lift a trophy.

"I've played with some of the squad members in the past and look forward to joining up with all the guys again."

Director of Cricket Paul Downton 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.

"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."

Compiled by: Lloyd Burnard

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