Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock are signed because the overseas replacements for David Warner and Marcus Stoinis by Southern Brave for the inaugural edition of the Hundred, the club announced on Wednesday (June 23).
“Australian players David Warner and Marcus Stoinis who have had to tug out thanks to conflicting schedules and travel challenges thanks to the continued COVID-19 pandemic,” the club stated during a release.
Giles White, Southern Brave head said, “While we are disappointed that David Warner and Marcus Stoinis won’t be available for our men’s team, we are delighted to welcome both Devon and Quinton to the side. they’re both quality cricketers who will add power and excitement up the highest of the order for us.”
Conway, who stroked a double century in his Test debut recently, averages 59 in T20Is and 75 in ODIs for brand spanking New Zealand. Speaking of the signing, Conway said, “I’m excited to possess joined Southern Brave. I even have enjoyed my time playing within the UK thus far, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in with the team and participating within the first season of The Hundred.”
Meanwhile, de Kock will meet up again with Southern Brave head coach Mahela Jayawardene, who also serves Mumbai Indians within the same capacity within the IPL. “The Ageas Bowl may be a fantastic ground to play at I can not wait to urge going with Southern Brave this summer. I’m also really excited to be working with Mahela again,” de Kock said. “Hopefully we will have many fans in to support us and that we can give them something to cheer about.”
The first edition of the Hundred is about to start on July 21.