Faf Du Plessis, the captain of South Africa team, has signed up for Kent in Vitality T20 Blast. The Kent is the part of South Division and has played 12 matches and won 6 of those.
Faf Du Plessis was signed after the injury of New Zeland fast bowler Adam Milne. The right-Hand batsman is an experienced player and will play a crucial role in the team. The player is available as he was not selected in the 14-member T20I squad for the upcoming South Africa tour of India.
Director of Kent 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.”
Faf Du Plessis will help the team to lift the trophy
The kent has next match with Gloucestershire and Essex. Kent has to win against one of them to qualify for the knockout stages. The team lost the last match against Surrey and need to come back for final. Faf is also excited to play for Kent as he wants them to lift the trophy.
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“I really look forward to joining up with Kent for the last part of the Vitality Blast,” du Plessis said. In fact, I will do my best to contribute to the already successful team and hopefully help them to lift a trophy. I have played with some of the squad members in the past and look forward to joining up with all the guys again.”
The Afghanistan player Mohammad Nabi left the team so Kent needed an overseas player. Selection of Faf Du Plessis will give the team strength. If the team qualify for the quarter-final then he will also play this match. The kent last time won the T20 tournament in 2007.
“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,” Paul Downton said.
The Kent will compete with Gloucestershire on 29th August and Essex on 30th August.