New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has signed a deal with Kent for the first half of 2018 County season.

Meanwhile, Henry is likely to play the County’s first seven Championship matches and the Royal London Cup.

Previously, Henry had represented Worcestershire and Derbyshire in County cricket in T20 Blast. Also, he had played in the Indian Premier League. He played for Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in the past.

The 26-year old Henry made his debut for New Zealand in 2014. Since then, he has played nine Tests, 35 ODIs and six T20Is for his country. He has tasted success in the 50-over format, bagging 67 scalps at 24.59.

Henry has a raw pace and likes to bowl full which makes him a good bowler. He will bring a lot of pace to bowling department.

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Kent’s director of cricket, Paul Downton lauded Henry’s capability and said that he would add experience to the side.

Matt is an excellent bowler who will add international experience as well as pace and penetration to our attack in the opening months of the season,” Downtown added.

Meanwhile, Kent will start their campaign against Gloucestershire on 13 April at Canterbury.

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