Kent boost pace stocks with Henry signing

Kent have signed New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry for the first half of the 2018 season.

He will be available for the first seven Specsavers County Championship matches and the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Henry has county experience in the last two years at Worcestershire and Derbyshire and has played two seasons in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings.

Kent’s director of cricket Paul Downton said: “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.

Pace bowling has been a weakness for Kent in recent seasons and that has been exacerbated by the loss of Matt Coles to the champions Essex which leaves Henry with an important role to play.

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