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Black Caps pacer Matt Henry roped in again by Kent
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Black Caps pacer Matt Henry roped in again by Kent

New Zealand strike bowler Matt Henry has inked a deal yet again with Kent for whom he picked up 75 scalps in 11 games and played a crucial role in Division 2 of the County Championship two years back. 

Matt will offer his services for the county side for the first seven matches of Kent's Division 1 round which will begin on April 12. 

"I’m thrilled to be able to come back to Kent after having such an enjoyable time here in 2018," Matt told KentOnline.

"It was great to see the club perform so well back in Division 1 last summer.

"There’s a great group of guys here and I’m looking forward to playing in a Kent jersey again in the club’s 150th year."

Director of Kent Cricket Paul Downton was ecstatic with the signing and return of their highly successful overseas player.

“Matt is a hugely popular figure in the dressing room and also with our members and supporters," Downton said.

"We are absolutely delighted that he will be joining us for the first half of the season as we look to compete and win matches in Division 1," he added.

"Matt’s ability to lead the attack and his proven ability to take wickets in English conditions make him a really exciting addition to our squad.

"We can’t wait to welcome him back to Kent this season."

Matt has the records of best bowling figures on two occasions; he returned figures of 7/45 at Durham and wreaked havoc on Northamptonshire by plucking 7/42 in September 2018.

Matt also won Kent's bowler of the year in 2018 and then took a break owing to his international commitments. He was part of the Black Caps World Cup 2019 squad where he was a vital member of the pace attack. 

He ended up with a tally of 14 in nine games in the World Cup campaign and is tipped to play an important role in the upcoming season for Kent.