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Kent skipper Robert Key not worried by lack of wins

Kent skipper Robert Key
Key's highest score in first class-cricket still stands at 270

Kent skipper Rob Key has insisted he is not concerned even though his side are still without a win this season.

Kent lost by six wickets to Durham in their latest championship match.

But Key told BBC Radio Kent: "I'd be more concerned if we had played like that with James Tredwell, Robbie Joseph and our full strength team.

"Then we'd be really worried about it. But with us suffering from injuries and England call-ups, I don't think it's panic stations yet."

"Especially with a bloke like Tredwell missing who I just put on at one end for most games and watch him twirl away," said Key.

"You lose him, and Ryan McClaren as well, it's going to be hard work - especially in the first division where there's no hiding place.

"But the good thing is we should be getting stronger.

"If the wickets stay as they are and we have a dry spell, then our spinners [Malinga] Bandara and Tredwell can start helping us win some games of cricket and it will turn around."

Bandara is due to arrive in the county on Monday and will play in Kent's second XI to warm up for his debut against Essex in the first Twenty20 match on 2 June.

He takes over from South African pace bowler Makhaya Ntini.

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