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The Hundred 2021 – Quinton de Kock, Devon Conway join Southern Brave as David Warner, Marcus Stoinis replacements

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Signings are boost to Hundred’s pulling power amid overseas withdrawals

Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock have signed for Southern Brave as overseas replacements for Marcus Stoinis and David Warner for the inaugural season of the Hundred.

The news sustains an incredible few months for Conway. The New Zealand batter only made his international debut in November but already has a double-century on Test debut at Lord’s to look back on. With an ODI average of 75 and a T20I average of 59, he also has the game for limited-overs cricket and looks set to become a regular feature on the franchise circuit. He has also signed to play two LV=Insurance County Championship matches and some T20 Blast games for Somerset, starting immediately after the World Test Championship final.

But it is the addition of de Kock that is more significant. South Africa’s Test captain is indisputably one of the world’s most exciting players at present and, at a time when the Hundred has been beset by withdrawals, his signing is a real boost to the pulling power of the competition. He will link up with Southern Brave men’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene again after working with him previously at Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

“I can’t wait to get going with Southern Brave,” de Kock said. “I’m also really excited to be working with Mahela again. Hopefully we can have plenty of fans in to support us and we can give them something to cheer about.”

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