The Multiply Titans stalwart, who spent 12 years playing domestic cricket in South Africa and played a key role in the franchise’s successes, will join the English county side in April, subject to obtaining a new visa and registration.
The wicket-keeper batsman currently has almost 10 000 first-class runs to his name, including 23 centuries at a healthy average of 43.48. A former Titans Player of the Year, Kuhn’s stand out season came in 2015/16, where he scored over 1000 runs and finished top of the run charts in the four-day competition.
An all-format player, Kuhn added 5 198 runs in domestic white-ball cricket.
His form earned his T20 International debut in 2009, however he would not be recalled until January 2017, for a three match series against Sri Lanka on home soil.
Adjudged unfortunate to not have made his Test debut sooner, Kuhn received his Test call-up last year, during South Africa’s tour of England, following a score of 200 not out for South Africa ‘A’ against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
“It was always my dream to play Test cricket and fortunately I got that opportunity in England," said Kuhn. "But after being informed by Cricket South Africa that they were looking past me in all three formats, I was ready to make the decision to move on.
“Playing for Kent will be a great challenge. They are a strong team and have strong brand of cricket and I am looking forward to what I can bring to the side."
“With 12 years of experience playing domestic cricket in South Africa, I have learnt how to get the best out of a team and I want to bring that positive brand of cricket to the County side.”
“I am looking forward to the prospect of playing in new conditions. I really enjoyed the SA 'A' side tour. It was an example of strong cricket. Hopefully I can replicate those performances for Kent.”
Jacques Faul, Titans CEO said: “He’s been a loyal servant and one of the most positive players in the team. We wish him all the best for this new chapter, as he embarks on his first season with Kent.”
“I have no doubt that Kent will quickly realise that this is the type of player that you want in your dressing room. He’s a fantastic player.”
Negotiations are currently ongoing regarding his future with the Titans, but the 33-year-old has stated his desire to continue playing for the franchise.
“I have had a memorable time at the Titans. I love playing for the Sky Blues and I hope that can continue next season," said Kuhn.