Denly backed for England recall
Kent batsman Heino Kuhn believes county colleague Joe Denly is international class.
South African Kuhn, who turned his back on any future with his own national team to sign a Kolpak deal at Canterbury, trails the one-time England batsman by three points in the Professional Cricketers' Association's MVP rankings.
The 34-year-old said: "I see Joe as an unbelievable player, I call him the three-in-one player. He's a great fielder, a very good bowler and a special batsman.
"Batting with him, he makes it look effortless. I'm hoping he gets another crack with England because he is in great form.
"I know England have a lot of quality players but he is in great form and I think it would be a great time to get him in there, especially with his bowling offering a different dimension."
Denly top-scored in last year's English domestic Twenty20 competition with 567 runs and began this summer's Vitality Blast with a hundred and three wickets in the win over Surrey. Kent are 9/1 to win the Vitality Blast this year while Surrey can be backed at 7/1.
Kuhn, meanwhile, hit an attacking, unbeaten 67 in another eye-catching victory in Kent's second match, against Somerset at Taunton, to keep up their 100 per cent start to the competition.
It extends the white-ball form of Sam Billings' team, after they finished as runners-up in the Royal London Cup.
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