A left-arm quick bowler who played for South Africa at youth level has penned a two-year contract with Kent.
Cape Town-born Michael Cohen, who has previously played for Derbyshire and qualifies as a domestic player on residency grounds, has joined Kent until the end of the 2025 season.
The 25-year-old has taken 68 first-class wickets in 22 matches in his career, averaging 26.13 and previously has played for the Proteas at under-19 level. Cohen joins fellow new recruit George Garrett in bolstering Kent’s bowling attack. Australian overseas fast bowler Wes Agar will make his Kent comeback next term, too.
“I’m both excited and honoured to begin this next chapter of my career with Kent,” he said.
“Having already spent some time with management and the team, I’m eager to start squad winter training and make the most of this amazing opportunity.
“Canterbury is a beautiful city and I look forward to making it my home.”
Director of cricket Simon Cook said: “Michael is a talented young bowler that will provide us with an extra dimension to our collective bowling unit, providing a different challenge for batters with his left-arm pace.
“This winter, our bowlers will be working hard in becoming a ruthless unit that is capable of consistently taking wickets.
“Both Michael and George will fit nicely into our existing bowling core going into the new season.”
Cohen also has previously played for South African sides Western Province and Cape Cobras.