Durham sign South Africa starWaynefor T20 campaign
Durham have signed South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell for the Vitality T20 Blast.
The experienced left-arm seamer has impressed on the international stage, where he has 59 international T20 wickets, including a career best of 5/30 against Ireland last year.
Domestically, Parnell has played white-ball cricket aroundtheglobe,mostrecently captaining Pretoria Capitals to the final of the SA T20.
Hisdomesticworldwideexperience has seen him claim over 250 T20 wickets, having representedteamsintheIndianPremierLeague,Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan Premier League, Bangladesh PremierLeagueandtheHundred.
A capable lower-order batter, Parnell has over 2000 T20 runs with a best of 99 for Cape Cobras, while he has notched five-half centuries in his 15-year career. He is well known in English domestic cricket, having played for Sussex, Glamorgan, Kent and Northamptonshire, while he helpedWorcestershireRapids claim their only Vitality T20 Blast crown in 2018.
Parnell now joins Durham – who started their T20 campaign at Northamptonshire last night – on the back of a recent IPL spell with Royal Challengers Bangalore. which included a scintillating spell againstRajasthanRoyalswhen hedismissedJosButtler,Sanju Samson and Joe Root to claim figures of 3/10 from four overs.
OnjoiningDurham,Parnell said:“I’mdelightedtohavethis opportunity to play for Durham. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my previous spells in England, and everyone speaks well of Durham. I know some of the ladsinthedressingroomsoI’m hopingtofitstraightinanduse my experience to deliver some wins for the fans.”