Mulder set for county stint at Kent

Wiaan Mulder (Gallo Images)
Wiaan Mulder (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas all-rounder Wiaan Mulder has signed with Kent for seven County Championship games.

According to the English county website, Mulder will join Kent and partake in the County Championship, subject to regulatory approval.

Mulder will likely play his first match against Surrey at The County Ground in Beckenham starting on May 20.

The 21-year-old was hailed as a "teenage sensation" when he made his ODI debut for the Proteas as an 18-year-old against Bangladesh in October 2017.

In first-class cricket, Mulder has taken 66 wickets to date in 22 matches at an average of just 22.93 with best bowling figures in an innings of 7/25 in only his second first-class appearance for the Lions against the Dolphins in 2016.

Usually a middle-order batsman, 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 told their website: "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."

Division One Specsavers County Championship cricket returns to Kent for the first time since 2010 on Tuesday, May 14 when Yorkshire visit The Spitfire Ground.

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