Quinton de Kock and South African-born Devon Conway have signed for Southern Brave as overseas replacements for Marcus Stoinis and David Warner for the upcoming The Hundred competition.
Conway has made an instant impact in international cricket with a double century on Test debut for New Zealand at Lord’s last week. He is averaging 59 in T20Is and 75 in ODIs since making his international bow for the Black Caps last year.
De Kock has over 9,500 international runs to his name across over 200 internal appearances in all formats of the game. He will link up with Southern Brave men’s head coach Mahela Jayawardena again after working with him previously at Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Conway and De Kock will replace Australian players David Warner and Marcus Stoinis, who have had to pull out due to conflicting schedules and travel challenges due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Anyone wanting to see the new signings in action has until 11:59 pm tonight( Wednesday) to take advantage of early-bird ticket prices at thehundred.com.
Devon Conway said: “I’m really excited to have joined Southern Brave. I have really enjoyed my time playing in the UK so far, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the team and taking part in the first season of The Hundred.”
Quinton de Kock added: “The Ageas Bowl is a fantastic ground to play at, I can’t wait to get going with Southern Brave this summer. I’m also really excited to be working with Mahela again. Hopefully we can have plenty of fans in to support us and we can give them something to cheer about.”
© Agence France-Presse