• Kuhn: Kolpak pretty easy decision

    Former Proteas batsman Heino Kuhn insists pursuing a career in county cricket was a ‘pretty easy decision’ after being dropped from the Test XI.

    Kuhn played four Tests and seven T20Is between 2009 and 2017 before signing a Kolpak contract with Kent.

    ‘I was getting to the back end of my career and the South African selectors told me I wasn’t in their plans going forward and that they were looking for some young players to take over. So for me, it was a pretty easy decision to make,’ Kuhn told SportsCafe.

    The 35-year-old Kuhn has accumulated 110 first-class appearances for the Titans in South Africa, and is part of Kent’s ongoing County Championship Division One campaign in the United Kingdom.

    ‘First-class cricket in both South Africa and England has very good quality with some amazing international players. The only difference is probably the pitches in SA are more bouncy with more pace and in England with the Duke ball there’s a lot more movement in the air and from the pitch,’ he added.

    The talented right-hander has also been retained by the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants for the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League.

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