Kent County Cricket Club has signed in West Indies fast bowler Miguel Cummins for the first eight matches of County Championship. The 30-year-old right arm pacer shone in Bob Willis Trophy for Middlesex by taking 13 wickets in just three matches, including a stunning 5-62 against Kent.
Cummins has played county cricket previously with Worcestershire. The Barbadian who has also represented West Indies playing 14 tests and 11 One-Day Internationals, has an overall of 231 first class wickets in just 82 career matches, with an average of 25.71.
The bowler will be available for Kent for just eight games, who will play the red ball matches from April, till the end of the Championship game against Nottinghamshire on June 3.
Commenting on the deal with Kent, Cummins said, “It’s also fantastic to be joining a county with a proud history of West Indian players and coaches in the past, especially with another fellow Barbadian in John Shepherd being a big part of Kent’s history. I’m here to add to that proud tradition, and make my own mark with the ball for Kent this season.”
Kent returned to the Division One of the championship in 2018 after being in the lower divisions for almost a decade. Kent ended the season at fourth position in 2019, and second in the Bob Willis Trophy in 2020.
On signing the West Indian, Paul Downtown (Kent Director) told, “I am excited that Miguel is joining us for the majority of our Championship campaign this summer. He is the type of bowler who will add something different to our attack. He certainly looked a handful running down the hill at the Spitfire Ground last season, and we look forward to welcoming him into our dressing room this year.”
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