Kent Cricket County has signed New Zealand pacer Jacob Duffy on a short-term deal.
An Official statement Said:-
“Kent Cricket is pleased to announce the signing of right-arm fast-medium bowler Jacob Duffy to a short-term contract,” an official statement from the county said.
The New Zealand international has been a part of his country’s Test squads over the past two years, and since the start of 2020, has taken 82 wickets in 28 matches.
He was the joint top wicket-taker of the tournament:-
His current best first-class figures of 7–89 came for his native Otago against Wellington in the 2019/20 Plunkett Shield, a season in which he was the tournament’s joint top wicket-taker.
Most recently, the right arm was involved in the tour of New Zealand ahead of his Test series debut against England, where he took three wickets in two innings at an average of 15.33.
He will be available for Kent in his next two County Championship matches against Gloucestershire and Surrey.
I Look forward to going with Kent:-
On joining Kent, Duffy said: “It’s a great opportunity to playing some first-class cricket. And I look forward to joining Kent.”
Kent’s Director of Cricket Paul Downton said: “We are delighting to be able to secure the services of Jacob for our next two Championship matches.
“It’s a very busy part of the season with championship matches tied up with Vitality Blast. Jacob will strengthen our seam attack at this crucial stage of our championship campaign.