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County Championship 2022 – Jacob Duffy indicators short-term Kent contract to ease membership’s harm disaster

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County Championship 2022 – Jacob Duffy indicators short-term Kent contract to ease membership’s harm disaster

Jacob Duffy, the New Zealand seamer, has signed for Kent on a short-term deal that may see him play two County Championship matches.

Duffy, 27, was a part of New Zealand’s enlarged squad for his or her ongoing Test sequence in opposition to England however was trimmed from the preliminary 20-man group forward of the primary Test at Lord’s, having performed in each warm-up video games.

Kent have struggled with accidents to seamers all through this season with Darren Stevens, Harry Podmore and Nathan Gilchrist all sidelined as issues stand, whereas Jackson Bird had his early-season spell as an abroad participant minimize brief by a shoulder harm.

Matt Henry, Duffy’s compatriot, is because of return to the membership after the third Test at Headingley however the membership have been eager to recruit a further seamer for his or her upcoming County Championship fixtures in opposition to Gloucestershire and Surrey, that are interspersed with T20 Blast fixtures.

“We’re delighted to be able to secure Jacob’s services for our next two Championship matches,” Paul Downton, Kent’s director of cricket, stated. “It’s a very busy part of the season with Championship matches intermingled with the Vitality Blast and Jacob will strengthen our seam attack at this crucial stage of our Championship campaign.”

Duffy might be Kent’s second abroad participant for the Championship alongside the South African allrounder George Linde, who is out there throughout codecs. Qais Ahmad, the Afghan legspinner, is on the membership for the T20 Blast however isn’t anticipated to play within the Championship.

Kent have endured a troublesome begin to the season and are ninth within the 10-team high division of the Championship, with 4 attracts and two losses from their six video games to this point. They have additionally struggled within the Blast regardless of their standing as defending champions, lastly choosing up their first win of their sixth group recreation in opposition to Middlesex on Sunday.

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