Kent’s abroad participant for the primary half of the 2018 season might be New Zealand bowler Matt Henry.
The 26-year-old signed for the Specsavers County Championship Division Two aspect on Wednesday. Henry might be out there for the opening seven matches of the County Championship and the Royal One Day Cup.
Henry has performed 9 Tests for New Zealand and has taken 167 wickets from 46 first-class video games. His final look for the nationwide aspect, nevertheless, got here in January, a 15-run win within the fifth ODI of Pakistan’s tour.
In the previous two seasons Henry has skilled County Championship cricket, having spells with Worcestershire and Derbyshire, in addition to taking part in for Indian Premier League aspect Chennai Super Kings for two years.
Speaking about Henry’s signing, Kent director of cricket, Paul Downton mentioned: “Matt is an excellent bowler who will add international experience as well as pace and penetration to our attack.”
The Christchurch-born bowler admitted that he couldn’t wait to get began along with his new team-mates.
“I’m looking forward to joining Kent for the new county season,” he mentioned. “I’ve heard lots of good things about the club from the other New Zealand players who have played at Kent and can’t wait to get started.”
Henry joins Kent with a wealth of pedigree and expertise in England and abroad, nevertheless, will the 26-year-old will be capable of carry ahead his expertise into a brand new chapter with Kent? He might be able to ship wickets for his County aspect, however he would require assist from his batting team-mates ought to the aspect wish to end greater than final 12 months’s fifth place.
By Matt Lee