Wayne Parnell confirms to play for Durham in the T20 Blast.

Cricket General

Wayne Parnell confirms to play for Durham in the T20 Blast.

Durham is delighted to announce the signing of South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell for their T20 Blast campaign. 

Wayne Parnell is Durham's second overseas signing specifically for the Blast alongside the Australia middle-order batter Ashton Turner, with David Bedingham likely to start the season on the bench.

Parnell recently featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2023. He picked up nine wickets in seven matches and played a crucial part for the three-time finalists but could not help the team qualify for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, in international cricket, Parnell has picked up 59 wickets in the shortest format and has a career-best of 5/30 against Ireland.

Proven on the domestic stage, Parnell has played white-ball cricket around the globe most recently captaining Pretoria Capitals to the final of the SA T20.

His domestic worldwide experience has seen him claim over 250 T20 wickets in the short format of the game, having represented teams in the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, and the Hundred.

A capable lower-order batter, Parnell has over 2000 T20 runs with a best of 99 for Cape Cobras, while he has notched five-half centuries in his 15-year career.