Full name Heino Gunther Kuhn
Born April 1, 1984, Piet Retief
Current age 35 years 110 days
Major teams South Africa, Northerns, Pretoria High School Old Boys, South Africa A, South Africa Academy, Titans
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 6-9, 2017 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Manchester, Aug 4-7, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v England at Centurion, Nov 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 3-5, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Kent at Southampton, Jul 13-16, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Border v Northerns at East London, Jan 9, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, May 7, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Chittagong Vikings v Dhaka Dynamites at Dhaka, Jan 21, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|95||Kent||v Hampshire||Southampton||13 Jul 2019||FC|
|54, 22||Kent||v Surrey||The Oval||7 Jul 2019||FC|
|17||Kent||v Warwickshire||Canterbury||30 Jun 2019||FC|
|9, 42||Kent||v Notts||Tunbridge Wells||17 Jun 2019||FC|
|6, 2||Kent||v Somerset||Canterbury||10 Jun 2019||FC|
|20, 36||Kent||v Essex||Chelmsford||27 May 2019||FC|
|15, 81||Kent||v Surrey||Beckenham||20 May 2019||FC|
|15, 0||Kent||v Yorkshire||Canterbury||14 May 2019||FC|
|36||Kent||v Middlesex||Canterbury||7 May 2019||LA|
|20||Kent||v Essex||Beckenham||5 May 2019||LA|
Heino Kuhn joined the exodus from South Africa into county cricket when he was told by Cricket South Africa that, at 33, he was unlikely to gain further opportunities at international level. He took a Kolpak deal with Kent and displayed an ambition that suggested his career was far from spent. He proved to be an inspired Kent signing as his will to win permeated the Kent dressing room in a 2018 summer where they won promotion to Division One for the first time in 11 years and were beaten finalists in the Royal London Cup. Kuhn missed out on a century in a consistent Championship season, but he was unstoppable in 50-over cricket as he struck four hundreds in five innings, all of them meticulously judged. In tears when he was out for 127 against Worcestershire in the semi-final because he had not quite guided Kent home, he was soon cheering victory.
Kuhn had received a South Africa call up on the 2017 tour of England, after 12 years' domestic cricket experience in South Africa, but he struggled on English pitches, his international career ending with four Test caps and seven T20Is and without a single half-century.
A wicketkeeper-batsman, Kuhn first played for the Titans since the 2004-05 season and for much of that time he cemented his place as their first-choice gloveman. Kuhn's batting undoubtedly worked in his favour. With a good record in all three forms of the game, Kuhn was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2006-07 SuperSport Series with 776 runs at 48.50, and his century against the Dolphins helped the Titans claim the SuperSport title that season.
In the 2015-16 season, Kuhn topped the first-class run charts with over 1000 runs and the following summer he gave up the wicketkeeping gloves to focus on batting. He finished 13th in the 2016-17 season and was named as part of South Africa's A squad to tour the UK. A double-hundred against Hampshire and a century against the Lions earned him a long-awaited spot in the Test squad to play England in July 2017.