Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat & right-Arm Off-Break Bowler
County - Kent
Date of Birth - 3 February 1998
Social - Twitter
Zak signed his first professional contract with Kent in October 2015. By 2020, he is an established opening bat for Kent and is breaking into the England team.
Born in Kent and playing for Kent, from under 14s to the first eleven, Zak is a right-hand bat who is now delivering on his earlier potential.
Zak’s first ListA appearance for Kent was in May 2017 vs Essex in a Royal London Cup match. By August, he made his first-class debut vs. the West Indies. Zak made an immediate impact scoring a first innings 62. Later in the same month, he played in his first Specsavers County Championship match vs. Leicestershire.
Zak’s breakthrough season came in 2018. He helped Kent achieve promotion to Division 1 of the County Championship with a number of eye-catching innings.
By September 2018, Zak had scored his maiden first-class and County Championship century vs. Glamorgan. His first innings 168 coming in 257 balls (24 fours, 1 six).
In April 2019, Zak passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches. In his short career, he has scored two first-class centuries and six half-centuries.
His first century in ListA matches came in May 2019 when Zak scored 120 in 123 balls (15 fours) vs. Middlesex in a Royal London Cup game.
Zak was selected for the two test tour of New Zealand in November 2019. He proudly made his England debut in the second test played at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Following on from the short tour of New Zealand, Zak travelled to South Africa for the 2019-2020 test series. He opened the batting for England in the historic second test win at Newlands, making 25 in the second innings.
Zak holds sponsorship partnerships with: –
Gray-Nicolls – Gray-Nicolls provides Zak with the on-field equipment to face the demands of first-class cricket.
Black Opel Travel Group – Zak has signed with luxury sports holiday specialists Black Opel Travel. The Black Opel Travel logo will be carried on all of Zak’s bats for the next two years.
(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
(Profile Update: 08/01/20)