Sunderland Echo

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.”

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