The Multiply Titans have called up batsman Heino Kuhn for the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 tournament, as a replacement for Dean Elgar, who has been named as a late inclusion in the upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe.
Kuhn, who enjoyed an exceptional white-ball campaign with Kent CCC this past winter, will join the squad in the United Arab Emirates capital, when the three-day tournament gets underway from 4 October.
The 34-year-old heads into the competition on the back of a run-rich winter, which yielded 696 runs and a runner’s up medal in the Royal London One-Day Cup, while adding over 300 runs in the Vitality T20 Blast.
A seasoned T20 campaigner for the Sky Blues with a threatening strike-rate of 127.55 at the top of the order, the Titans stalwart says he can't wait to be reunited with his franchise teammates.
“After spending six months in England, I'm really excited to be re-joining the Titans,” expressed Kuhn.
“It's always an honour to the play for the Sky Blues and to be part of this competition is very exciting and I'm really looking forward to it. And hopefully we can bring back some silverware to South Africa."
The Titans are one of six domestic T20 teams vying for the converted title of an international T20 championship at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The teams joining the Titans are Australia’s Hobart Hurricanes, England’s Yorkshire Vikings, Afghanistan’s Boost Defenders, Pakistan's Lahore Qalanders and New Zealand's Auckland Aces.
Multiply Titans squad Abu Dhabi T20 squad (from):
Albie Morkel (c), Andrea Agathagelou, Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, Eldred Hawken, Heino Kuhn, Gregory Mahlokwana, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Tshepo Moreki, Chris Morris, Alfred Mothoa and Shaun von Berg.