• NZ batsman Tom Latham joins Kent

    by  • February 24, 2016 • Cricket

    Kent have confirmed the signing of New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham for the 2016 campaign.

    The 23-year-old will be available for all three formats in the 2016 English season, starting on Sunday 10 April.

    The Kiwi batsman becomes Kent’s second significant recent signing after securing the South African Kagiso Rabada to the club for a month in mid-season.

    “I’m delighted to have joined Kent for the season. Playing county cricket has always been a goal of mine,” he told the club’s official website.

    “I’ve heard great things about the playing group and coaching staff, so I can’t wait to get started and help the boys push for some silverware.”

    Latham has scored 1,292 runs in 18 Tests for the BLACKCAPS.