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Devon Conway, Quinton De Kock join Southern Brave for The Hundred

Devon Conway, Quinton De Kock join Southern Brave for The Hundred
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Australian duo David Warner and Marcus Stoinis pulled out of the inaugural tournament citing coronavirus complications.

Southern Brave have signed New Zealand's Devon Conway and South Africa's Quinton De Kock as overseas replacements for The Hundred.

The Hampshire-based franchise were in the market for fresh blood after losing Australian duo David Warner and Marcus Stoinis, who pulled out of the inaugural tournament citing coronavirus complications.

Conway has already been one of the star performers of the English summer, registering a double century on his Test debut at Lord's before top-scoring in the first innings of the World Test Championship final against India. His early white-ball record is equally impressive for the Black Caps, averaging 75 and 59.12 respectively in one-day and T20 internationals.

Southern Brave have made two big replacement signings.
Southern Brave have made two big replacement signings (ECB handout/PA)

De Kock, meanwhile, is an established all-format star for the Proteas and might have expected to be picked up in the original draft.

Conway said: "I'm really excited to have joined Southern Brave. I have really enjoyed my time playing in the UK so far, and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with the team and taking part in the first season of The Hundred."

De Kock, who worked with head coach Mahela Jayawardene during their time together at Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, added: "The Ageas Bowl is a fantastic ground to play at I can't wait to get going. I'm also really excited to be working with Mahela again. Hopefully we can have plenty of fans in to support us and we can give them something to cheer about."

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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