South African bowler Kagiso Rabada signs deal with Kent
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 19/02/16 2:10pm
Kagiso Rabada has joined Kent and will be available for a short spell this summer after impressing for South Africa in the recent Test and ODI series against England.
The fast bowler was the highest wicket-taker during the Test series with 22, including a 13 in the fourth Test at Centurion which saw his side clinch the final match of the series.
Rabada will be available for Kent in June and July which could see him feature in the NatWest T20 blast, alongside County Championship matches against Essex and Sussex and a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Middlesex.
"I will play hard and try my best. I want to learn from the experience - particularly bowling in different conditions," said Rabada. "Most of all I am looking forward to enjoying the experience."
The 20-year-old is likely make his debut in the T20 blast against Sussex and Kent fans will be able to get a glimpse of what is to come in the two upcoming T20 games against England, the first of which is on Friday, live on Sky Sports.
"We've all been hugely impressed by Kagiso in the recent series against England and I'm looking forward to seeing him playing for Kent this summer," said Kent chairman George M Kennedy.
Rabada's signing is subject to receiving a No Objection Certificate from Cricket South Africa.