Kent sign South African bowler Kagiso Rabada

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Kent have signed South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada for a short spell this summer.

The 20-year-old paceman was his country's leading wicket-taker in the recent Test and one-day series against England and also topped their bowling averages in the 50-over series.

He is also part of their squad for the two Twenty20 matches to come on Friday and Sunday.

For Kent, Rabada will be available for six NatWest T20 Blast matches between June 30 and July 22, as well as County Championship clashes with Essex and Sussex and a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Middlesex.

He said: "I will play hard and try my best. I want to learn from the experience - particularly bowling in different conditions. Most of all I am looking forward to enjoying the experience."

Kent chairman George M Kennedy added: "We've all been hugely impressed by Kagiso in the recent series against England and I'm looking forward to seeing him playing for Kent this summer."

Rabada's signing is subject to receiving a No Objection Certificate from Cricket South Africa.

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