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Tom Latham joins army of men from Down Under in county cricket

Friday 26th February 2016

Men’s First Team

Tom Latham will be one of a dozen New Zealanders playing county cricket this summer after signing for Kent this week.

The 23-year-old left-hander was one of five Black Caps playing in the recent Test against Australia coming to England this summer.

On the opposition, record-breaking Test batsman Adam Voges is heading to Middlesex later this year, one of 11 Australians plying their trade for a county.

Kagiso Rabada arrives at Kent in June with four fellow South Africa internationals appearing in English domestic cricket in 2016.

With a packed international calendar, it is difficult to recruit overseas players for a full county season but this summer's line-up is looking star-studded.

New Zealand:Hamish Rutherford (Derbyshire),Tom Latham (Kent),Kane Williamson (Yorkshire), Brendon McCullum (Middlesex), Ross Taylor (Sussex), Jesse Ryder (Essex), Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire), Matt Henry (Worcestershire), Mitchell Santner (Worcestershire), Neil Wagner (Lancashire), Mitchell McClenaghan (Middlesex), Adam Milne (Essex)

Australia:John Hastings (Durham), Michael Klinger (Gloucestershire), Chris Rogers (Somerset), Adam Voges (Middlesex), Travis Head (Yorkshire), Aaron Finch (Surrey), Cameron Bancroft (Gloucestershire), Dan Christian (Nottinghamshire), Clint McKay (Leicestershire), Andrew Tye (Gloucestershire), Peter Siddle (Nottinghamshire)

South Africa:Jacques Rudolph (Glamorgan), Ryan McLaren (Hampshire),Kagiso Rabada (Kent),Rory Kleinveldt (Northamptonshire), Kyle Abbott (Worcestershire), Chris Morris (Surrey)

Pakistan:Wahab Riaz (Essex), Umar Akmal (Leicestershire), Shahid Afridi (Hampshire).

West Indies:Chris Gayle (Somerset), Dwayne Bravo (Surrey)

Sri Lanka:Kumar Sangakkara (Surrey)

Tickets and memberships for 2016 are now on sale atwww.kentcricketshop.co.uk