Wicketkeeper-batsman, Dane Vilas, has signed a contract with the Dolphins for the 2017-18 domestic season, after seven seasons with the Cobras.
The 31-year-old has played six Tests for the Proteas, making him eligible for a Kolpak deal, which he signed with Lancashire.
The Dolphins lost some vital international experience with the departures of David Miller and Kyle Abbott and with the addition of Vilas will hope to strengthen their squad.
With 38-year-old Morne van Wyk nearing the end of his career, Vilas is expected to take over the wicketkeeper duties.
‘I will be available to keep for Lancashire if they need me to but they have a young keeper, Alex Davies, who is trying to break into the England ranks, so it will be good to offer assistance where I can,’ Vilas said
‘Signing the Kolpak deal will mean that I will be able to focus on contributing to the Dolphins in all three formats.’
Dolphins coach, Grant Morgan, is delighted with his new addition.
‘To have a guy like Dane coming to Durban just adds so much value to the franchise,’ said Morgan.
‘He is a quality wicketkeeper and a really good batsman who has the ability to take the game away from the opposition.’
The Dolphins have also signed 20-year-old Maritzburg College seamer, Lwandiswa Zuma, from the Knights. He’s played nine First Class matches taking 26 wickets @ 26.00.
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