Quinton de Kock and Devon Conway join Southern Brave for inaugural The Hundred competition after withdrawal of Australian pair David Warner and Marcus Stoinis
- South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and New Zealand’s exciting opener Devon Conway join Southern Brave for The Hundred
- De Kock has previously worked with Brave head coach Mahela Jayawardene for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League
- Conway, fresh from impressing in New Zealand’s Test series win over England, will join up with the Ageas Bowl-based team after stint with Somerset
- It comes after Australian pair David Warner and Marcus Stoinis pulled out
Quinton de Kock and Devon Conway have signed for Southern Brave following the withdrawals of Australian duo Marcus Stoinis and David Warner from the Hundred.
As Sportsmail revealed last week, De Kock’s relationship with Brave head coach Mahela Jayawardene – he plays under him for Mumbai Indians – was key to his recruitment on a £100,000 deal.
Fellow left-hander Conway has enjoyed a stunning 12 months in international cricket with New Zealand and will report to the Hampshire Bowl once a short stint with Somerset is complete.
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, here celebrating his century in the recent Test against West Indies in St Lucia, will play for Southern Brave in The Hundred
New Zealand opener Devon Conway, currently playing at the Hampshire Bowl in the World Test Championship final, has also signed up for the Brave
The 29-year-old struck a double hundred on his Test debut against England at Lord’s and is averaging 59 in Twenty20 internationals and 75 in ODIs.
Warner has now pulled out of the competition twice before a ball has been bowled.
Last March, Stoinis was signed as his overseas replacement prior to the Covid pandemic postponing the inaugural 100-ball-a-side competition by a year.
Australian pair David Warner (left) and Marcus Stoinis (right) withdrew from The Hundred
De Kock pictured in white ball action against England during the T20 series in February 2020
‘I’m gutted to have to pull out at this stage, I was really excited to be a part of it,’ Warner said.
‘However, with current restrictions and playing schedules I need to stay in Australia and focus on my family.
‘I want to wish everyone involved with Southern Brave the best of luck, I’ll be cheering them on from the sidelines.’