London - Experienced New Zealand international all-rounder
Jimmy Neesham is to play for English county side Kent in their Twenty20 Blast
campaign, it was announced on Monday.
The 26-year-old, who has played over 60 times for his
country across all formats of the game, will play alongside compatriot Adam
"I'm delighted to be joining Kent Spitfires this summer
for the T20 Blast," said Neesham.
"I look forward to entertaining the crowds at Beckenham
and The Spitfire Ground and contributing to wins for the team."
Kent coach Matt Walker said Neesham - who has two Test
centuries to his name - would bring some balance to the team for the competition
that runs from July 7 to September 2.
"We're delighted to welcome someone of Jimmy's pedigree
to our T20 Blast squad," said Walker.
"Jimmy is an exciting cricketer: an explosive batter
and a left-hander which will add some balance to our line-up.
"He's an agile fielder and is a very useful bowler in
the middle overs who we hope he will contribute in all three disciplines."