County Championship: Durham sign Keegan Petersen for first half of season
Durham Cricket announced the signing of South African Test Player Keegan Petersen who will join Durham for the 2022 County Championship season.
The right-hand bat recently made his Test debut against West Indies and has gone onto play a further 4 games for his national side.
An impressive series against India on home soil in January saw him named Player of the Series and ICC Player of the Month, steering South Africa to a Test series win over Virat Kohli’s men.
Petersen, who was the leading scorer in the series with 276 runs, helping South Africa to a 2-1 series win over India.
A proven run scorer in domestic First-Class cricket Petersen has amassed over 6000 runs. With 16 centuries and 32 fifties, including a highest score of 225*.
However, the 28-year-old scored 111 for South Africa A against England in 2019 facing a bowling attack which included James Anderson, Chris Woakes and his new Durham team-mate Ben Stokes.
Petersen will be available for 7 County Championship games. And will join up with the South Africa squad following Durham’s County Championship match against Worcestershire.
Keegan Petersen said:
“It’s exciting to join a County like Durham. And I look forward to linking up with the squad. And having a successful contribution during my time in the north east.”
Director of Cricket, Marcus North added:
“We’re very pleased to have secured the quality of Keegan Petersen for the first block of County cricket in 2022.
“Keegan will add further strength to the top our batting line up. And joins the club on the back of a successful period with South Africa.
“He is in a great place with his cricket having, last year, broke into the South African Test side; we look forward to welcoming Keegan to Durham in April.”