Young South African batter Tristan Stubbs has penned a deal with Durham for the 2023 T20 Blast, the club confirmed on Tuesday (February 21). This will be Stubbs’ maiden stint in the county circuit.
The 22-year-old, who has quickly gained a reputation for being a hard-hitting batter, burst onto the international scene by smashing a 28-ball 72 against England in his maiden T20I innings. He has played 13 T20Is so far for the national side striking close to 165.
“I’m really excited to join Durham for the T20 Blast this summer,” Stubbs said. “I have spent some time with Brydon (Carse) during the winter and he’s only had good things to say about the club. I can’t wait to get over to Durham and meet up with my new teammates. Having played in England last summer I know how much the fans love their cricket so it should be a really fun and successful summer.”
Stubbs’ rapid rise saw him get picked by Mumbai Indians in the IPL and by Manchester Originals in the Hundred. He was also a part of the Sunrisers Eastern Cape squad that won the inaugural SA20 recently.
“We are extremely pleased to have secured the signing of Tristan Stubbs,” Director of Cricket, Marcus North said. “At 22, he already has experience playing for South Africa and in major T20 franchise leagues around the world where he has produced some world class performances.”