Thatscricket - News - Cullinan replaces Dravid in Kent team
Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2000
London: English county Kent confirmed on Tuesday that South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan will be their overseas player for the forthcoming season. The right-hander, 34 next week, has played 65 Tests and 138 One-day internationals for his country and replaces India's Rahul Dravid who was unable to return to the county due to international commitments. Cullinan, who previously had a spell as Derbyshire's overseas player, has scored 4,095 Test runs at a highly respectable average of 43.56 including 12 hundreds. Cullinan will arrive in England in time for Kent's first home County Championship match against Yorkshire on April 25. He said, "I am excited about playing county cricket in England. It came out of the blue but I am delighted with the professionalism Kent have shown throughout and their willingness and keenness." Cullinan added, "I've played at Canterbury on two tours with South Africa. It's a very good batting wicket. It's a unique ground with a strong traditional feel."