Kent sign South African star
Kent sign South African star

South African batsman Heino Kuhn has signed for Kent, subject to obtaining a visa and registration.

The former Test and T20 international will join the club on a Kolpak registration and will be available in all formats.

The 33-year-old has scored almost 10,000 first-class runs at an average of 43.99 with 23 centuries and 46 fifties to his name.

The right-handed batsman has won domestic one-day and four-day titles for Northerns as well as three successive South African T20 titles with reigning champions Titans.

In one-day games, he has scored 3,795 runs at an average of 30.6 and has amassed 1,403 T20 runs at an average of 25 and strike rate at above 125 runs per 100 balls.

He has earned four Test Caps and played seven times for the Proteas and scored 200 not out for South Africa A against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl last summer.

Kuhn said: “I’m delighted to get the opportunity to play county cricket and I’m looking forward to joining the Kent squad.

“I want to contribute positively to the team and bring my experience from winning trophies in South Africa.”

Director of cricket Paul Downton said: “We’re delighted to welcome a player of Heino’s quality and experience to the club.

“We believe Heino can complement our talented batsmen across the three formats and serve as a mentor to those coming through the ranks.”