Kent snap up Afghan spinner
Kent snap up Afghan spinner

Kent Cricket have announced the signing of Afghanistan international all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for the first 11 matches of the 2019 Vitality Blast campaign, subject to regulatory approval.

Nabi has featured in major T20 tournaments around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as well as recently winning the Big Bash in 2019 with the Melbourne Renegades.

A clever right-arm off-spinner with 68 T20 International appearances, Nabi boasts a T20I bowling average of just 24.71 and an economy rate of 7.14, on top of a batting strike rate of 145.12. He is an all-rounder of the highest quality, able to bowl at any stage of the game and bat in any position.

On joining Kent Cricket, Nabi commented: “I’m very pleased to be joining Kent as I have heard good things about the Club. Wherever I play, I always want my team to be successful and I hope I can contribute to wins at this famous county.”

Kent Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, added: “We are thrilled to have beaten several other counties to sign Nabi for our Vitality Blast campaign. He has been an outstanding performer in T20 International cricket as well the global T20 competitions for a number of years.”

“He is a proven match-winner capable of taking the game away from teams with both bat and ball, making him an exciting addition to our squad this year.”