Proteas all-rounder Wiaan Mulder has signed a contract with Kent for the County Championship.
The County side announced the 21-year-old’s signing on their official website. Mulder will play seven County Championship games, subject to regulatory approval, beginning with the match against Surrey which starts on 20 May. He will be up for selection until their away fixture at Hampshire on 13 July.
Mulder made his Proteas ODI debut as an 18-year-old against Bangladesh on October 2017, where he took a 1-32 on debut in eight overs.
In first-class cricket, the right-arm seamer has taken 66 wickets to date in 22 matches at an average of just 22.93, with best bowling figures of 7-25 in only his second first-class appearance for the Lions against the Dolphins in 2016.
Usually batting at five or six, Mulder also averages 39.50 with the bat in first-class cricket, with a high score of 146 in Bloemfontein this January.
Speaking about joining Kent, Mulder said: ‘I have always wanted to play county cricket, and I am stoked to be joining a top division side such as Kent.
‘I’m fully focused on proving my abilities at this high level and hope to contribute to success at this historic club.’
Kent Cricket’s director of cricket, Paul Downton, said: ‘With Sam Billings and Joe Denly unavailable for differing reasons, Wiaan’s ability to bowl a heavy ball and bat in the top 6 will be a huge asset to the side as we look to establish ourselves in Division One, following our exciting win at Edgbaston earlier this season.’
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